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Bonita Vista Barons cite tradition in girls lacrosse title chase Phillip Brents | Tue, Apr 19 2011 11:38 AM

The Bonita Vista Barons will always be a part of history after earning a share of the very first Metro Conference girls lacrosse championship. Though coach Ernesto Luna’s team did not repeat last year, Luna still believes his squad will be competitive this season with the top teams in the modest six-team league.

“I think we should be able to challenge for the Mesa title — that will be our biggest goal,” he said.

Bonita Vista lost six seniors to graduation but returned about a dozen experienced  players.
Among the field leaders are senior Ashley Ada,  junior Sarah Lim and junior transfer Wednesday Serio. Lim is the team’s returning scoring leader.

The Barons opened the season on an optimistic note with a 3-1 start following a successful tour through the Grossmont Conference with non-league victories against Helix (9-7 on March 4), Grossmont and Monte Vista (12-2 on March 17).

The Bonitans evened their league record at 1-1 after defeating Chula Vista, 13-6, on Monday. The Barons opened league play on March 28 with an 8-5 loss to a surprising Mar Vista team.
The BVHS program is believed to be among the oldest within the Sweetwater district. Prior to the formation of the Metro loop, the Barons competed in the Grossmont Conference.

“To get to the playoffs would be nice — it would be a plus,” Luna said.

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