Kristen Carr challenges defender Sam Geiersbach

Lacrosse announces exhibition game in Virginia

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Savanna Collins
Nov 17, 2022

Fans won’t have to wait until the summer of 2023 to catch Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse in action again.

The league announced an exhibition game at The St James Sports and Wellness Complex in Springfield, Virginia on December 17 at 7 p.m.

Sixteen AU Lacrosse athletes are confirmed to compete in the game, including 2022 reigning champ Taylor MorenoKayla Wood, and more.

It will be a full day of lacrosse at the complex, kicking off with a clinic organized by Kristen Carr featuring Wood, Sam Geiersbach, and Grace Griffin as instructors.

The game will start at 7 p.m. following winter league competition at The St. James.

Tickets will be available through The St. James on Eventbrite with admission free for those under 5, $10 for those under 16, and $15 for those 16 and above. Players will be available for autographs following the game.

AU Lacrosse athletes confirmed to compete so far:

Attack: Sammy Jo TracySam Geiersbach

Middles: Ally Kennedy, Grace Griffin, Kelsey Huff

Defenders: Courtney Taylor, Molly Little, Caroline Wakefield, Kristen Carr, Kyra Pelton, Kayla Wood, Sarah Cooper

Goalies: Paulina DiFatta, Kady Glynn, Taylor Moreno

What to know about Sixes Lacrosse:

Instead of the Athletes Unlimited format, the exhibition game will compete in the World Lacrosse Sixes based on a 6v6 format. Sixes is a fast-paced version of the sport that emphasizes tempo with fewer stoppages in play. It is played on a smaller field with fewer players and a condensed game length.

  • 6 v. 6
  • four, 8-minute quarters
  • 30-second shot clock
  • Goalies initiate play after goals are scored; draws/face-offs occur only at the start of each quarter
  • 70×36 meter field (smaller field)
  • all athletes play both sides of the field (substitutions are made on the fly)
  • On the women’s side, defensive players are not penalized for entering the shooting lane of an offensive player; offensive players are penalized for taking a shot without regard for other players

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