The Columbus School for Girls lacrosse team was left with only 15 healthy players after junior defender Leah Glimcher suffered a season-ending concussion during a 17-8 victory at Wellington on April 16.

The Columbus School for Girls lacrosse team was left with only 15 healthy players after junior defender Leah Glimcher suffered a season-ending concussion during a 17-8 victory at Wellington on April 16.

Despite having such low numbers, the Unicorns were competitive in nearly every game en route to finishing 6-9 overall.

"We were a lot smaller than a lot of the teams we played, but our girls did a good job of sticking it out and playing hard until the very end of games," coach Brittney Zerhusen said. "The girls had great attitudes and they played with the same energy as teams that had 20 girls on their bench. That's how we were able to stay competitive with teams that had a lot more depth than us."

The Unicorns went 6-0 when they scored 13 or more goals.

Among its highlights, CSG rallied from a four-goal deficit to defeat Hartley 13-12 in a Central Independent League game April 9, as junior midfielder Sophia Sugar scored the winner with 7 seconds left.

In other league games, the Unicorns beat DeSales 13-12 in overtime April 18 and Granville 13-12 in overtime April 25.

Against DeSales, which was 5-0 before playing CSG, senior midfielder Morgan Amigo beat two defenders and scored the winning goal with a left-handed bounce shot.

Against Granville, junior midfielder Erin Balasky scored the winning goal in overtime.

The Unicorns finished fourth (4-3) in the league behind Columbus Academy (7-0), Bexley (5-2) and DeSales (4-2-1) and ahead of Hartley (3-4), Watterson (2-4-1), Granville (2-5) and Wellington (0-7).

CSG lost at Bexley 13-11 in its Division II South/Central Region tournament opener May 14.

"When everything ran smoothly for us this season, our girls played well and had the confidence to score goals," Zerhusen said. "When we scored well, our girls played well late in games and won close contests. Our wins over DeSales and Hartley were definitely our biggest highlights because we kept fighting until we won."

CSG loses six senior starters in Amigo, defender Jenna Ellis, attacker Jenny Henderson, attacker Claudia Hummel, defender Maddie McGregor and goalkeeper Erin Smith.

"These girls stepped up as seniors and did a really good job," Zerhusen said. "We're going to have to replace some very solid players all over the field."

Six starters are expected to return in Balasky, Glimcher, Sugar and freshmen Avery Hinson (midfielder), Charlotte Lennox (defender) and Mo Ostrowski (defender).

"Our future looks bright and I'm excited about next year because we have some good players coming back and some good ones moving up," Zerhusen said. "I'm really proud of what CSG accomplished this season and we'll look to build on this in the years to come."

Track squadcompetes at district

The track and field team competed in the Division II, district 2 meet May 21, 22 and 25 at Westerville South.

The top four placers in each event advanced to the regional Thursday, May 30, and Saturday, June 1, at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.

Eleanor Smith, Abigail Perinni, Alyssa Sugar and Emma Harris finished second in the 3,200-meter relay (10 minutes, 22.58 seconds) and Erika Sims finished second in the long jump (15 feet, 8 inches).

At regional, the top four placers in each event advance to the state meet June 7 and 8 at Ohio State.