The Del Norte High girls lacrosse team captured the CIF San Diego Section Division II crown last year and now have a new challenge ahead -- competing in Division I.
The Nighthawks showed they are up for the challenge Monday, defeating fellow Division I foe Mt. Carmel 9-6 at Del Norte High School in the Valley League opener for both schools.
Makenna Grewe scored a team-high five goals, while Morgan Moody found the back of the net twice for the Nighthawks. Makenna Dybczak and Emma Ekeroth had one goal apiece.
Mt. Carmel was led by Kelly Blichfeldt’s game-high six goals.