The Marcus Whitman Wildcat girl’s lacrosse team is the first local high school sports team to open their 2018 season. The Whitman girls traveled to East Rochester on Wednesday afternoon to take Gananda in a non-league contest. Marcus Whitman jumped out to 9-5 lead in the first half. The two teams traded goals in the second half. The Wildcat girls held on for a 14-10 win over Gananda.

The Marcus Whitman scoring was led by Emily Thompson. She tallied 6 goals and dished out 4 assists. Elli Nemitz added 3 goals and an assist. Rounding out the Whitman score sheet was Emily Paddock with 3 goals. Charlotte Alvord and Kelsey Tiffany each added a goal and an assist for Whitman (1-0).