Sam Forrest had the game on her stick.
A battle between her Glastonbury (Conn.) High School team and Minnechaug (Mass.) last May had gone into overtime when she was awarded a free-position try that could win her team the game. She missed.
“She was devastated, because she felt she had let everybody down,” said Glastonbury coach Kris Cofiell.
For Forrest, a University of North Carolina-committed junior midfielder, camaraderie and a sense of team rank high on her list of things that make lacrosse so attractive. So the feeling -- warranted or not -- that she’d cost her friends some deserved joy weighed on her.