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Garrity does it all as Strath Haven rolls past Springfield-Montco

Wednesday, 21st May 2008

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School  
 

By Willie McGonigle
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/21/08

She has scored over 100 goals this year, but Strath Haven’s Emily Garrity was more concerned about her assist total.

Wednesday in a District One Class AA opener, Garrity dished off four assists and added three goals to help the host Panthers rout Springfield-Montco, 21-1.

The win pushed third-seeded Strath Haven (17-3) into Tuesday’s quarterfinals against Pottstown, a 13-10 winner over Henderson.

Garrity, a junior, already has 104 goals this year and 286 overall. She also has 62 assists this year and 157 in her career.

“I really don’t care about who scores the goals as long as they go in,” said Garrity, who also played strong defense and forced four turnovers said. “I like getting assists. I think it says a lot about a player.”

Strath Haven coach Margie Garrity gave her daughter praise for her all-around performance. “She usually dishes out a lot, and today was her assist day,” she said. “She played well defensively, too.”

Ranked fifth by Phillylacrosse.com, the Panthers had plenty of big scorers Wednesday against the overmatched Spartans (10-10).

Junior attacker Kelly Ruffini led the attack with four goals and four assists while Courtney DeVinney had four goals and three assists. Also, Annalise Penikis contributed three goals and two assists and Ana White added three goals and one assist.

Alex Duckenfield added two goals while Jenna Frost and Clare Sherry each had a goal and an assist.

Katie Loughran, Kim McClellan and Caroline Murphy played solid defensively in front of Danika Ervin, who made six saves.

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