Treasure Coast Essay
7:20 am
Mon May 13, 2013

They sure did “domin-8”


This is getting boring.  I’m just kidding, of course.  Far from boring, it’s exciting that the Vero Beach High School girls lacrosse team won its eighth consecutive state final.  The Indians clobbered St. Johns-Bartram Trail 17-3 on May 4th at West Orange High School in Winter Garden.  The victory extended their in-state winning streak to 111 games.  Women’s lacrosse has 12 players on a team.  Using a long stick with a net at the end, they catch, carry and pass a solid rubber ball and try to hurl it into the opponents’ goal.  It was played in the Americas for centuries before the Europeans came.  There is limited physical contact.  The protective gear consists of just a face guard and a mouth guard.  The emphasis is on speed and skill, not brute strength.  According to Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Vero Beach Coach Shannon Dean told the players before the game, “Let’s dominate.  It’s been your motto all season.”  “Domin-8”” was indeed their motto.  They spelled it d-o-m-i-n then the number 8 because they were going for their eighth consecutive state final win.  “Domin-8.”  Get it?  Can they win a ninth consecutive state final next year?  I think they can-- even if they don’t come up with a motto that ends in “9.”   For 88.9 FM, this is Paul Janensch.