Twin Valley lacrosse standout Anna Givens

Since coming up short against Wilson two weeks ago, Twin Valley hasn't tasted defeat.  The Raiders have used that 11-10 loss to the Bulldogs as a teachable moment.  "Every experience is a good experience. Whether it's a win or loss, it teaches you things. A loss is a loss, but it's what you do with it that really matters," Anna Givens told Paul Roberts of SV Sports.  Twin Valley extended its winning streak to five with a 10-3 victory at Wyomissing.  It was a rematch of last year's BCIAA championship which the Raiders won 7-6.  The Spartans struck first on Tuesday afternoon when Mackey Lentz found sophomore Lola Gentile midway through the opening quarter.  Hadley Munn tied it up with 1:46 remaining in the first period.  Twin Valley outscored Wyomissing 5-0 in the second quarter to take control.  Givens was the catalyst for the (6-3, 4-1) Raiders.  The senior scored or assisted on the first four goals of that period.  Givens finished with four goals and two assists, giving her a team-high 24 goals this season.  Munn, a Lock Haven commit, added a pair of goals and an assist.  She has found the back of the net 16 times this year.  Kylie Duke, a junior who's committed to High Point, picked up her 22nd goal.  The (8-2, 4-1) Spartans went scoreless over the middle quarters.  They're without North Carolina commit Audrey Hurleman who suffered a serious knee injury on April 9th.  Givens gave credit to goalies Lynzee Anderson and Steph Dunbar.  "They're killing it...They're really like the heart of our team. They're the last line of defense," she replied.  Anderson made five saves and Dunbar stopped two shots.  Anderson, a sophomore, and Dunbar, a freshman, are taking over for Berks County Player of the Year Paige Borkowski.  She's at Youngstown State after finishing her high school career with more than 250 saves.  Borkowski helped Twin Valley win its third consecutive Berks County championship and second straight District 3-2A title in 2023.  "We've been so lucky with the people that we've had on this team. It's a great family to be on. I love playing lacrosse with them," remarked Givens.  The Raiders have reached the PIAA-2A final in each of the past two seasons.  Sophomore Ellie Kaplan has provided 20 goals and nine assists.  She didn't play last year due to a knee injury.  Givens will continue her career at Division I Quinnipiac.  "It's a great campus. It's a place where I can build my skills. I'm really excited to be a part of it," she said.


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