By Willie McGonigle
Phillylacrosse.com, posted 4/15/08
Marple Newtown was looking for improvement this year after struggling through a difficult 2-13 campaign in 2007.
What a difference a year makes.
Monday at Cardinal O’Hara, junior midfielders Melanie Sarcinello and Jackie Roebuck each pumped in seven goals as the Tigers upped their record to 5-1 with a 20-10 non-league victory over the Lions.
“We wanted to improve from last season” said Sarcinello.
Added Roebuck, “We feel like we are off to a great start this season, the best one in years.”
The Tigers also got four goals from Emily MacCart and two from Renee D’Angelo. Roebuck added three assists while Sarcinello, MacCart, Tara Ciampaglia, and Lauren Rutecki had two assists apiece for the Tigers. Goalie Melissa Farrell notched nine saves.
“We have a lot of talent, heart and desire from the kids,” Marple Newtown coach Cheri McMonagle said. “They believe in themselves.”
O’Hara (2-3) was led The Lions received three goals apiece from
Amanda Mattera and Brittany Monaghan scored three goals each to lead O’Hara (2-3) while Julia Costello added two goals. Rebecca Worthington and Steph McCoy added one apiece.
North Penn 17, Pennsbury 5
Lauren McDermott scored six goals, Abbie Hartman had four and Danielle Horn three as the host Maidens (6-2, 4-0) downed the Falcons (3-5, 2-3), 17-5, in Suburban One National Conference action.
Conestoga 11, Henderson 6
Kaitlin Hildebrand scored three goals and Taylor Mallory collected two goals and four assists as the host Pioneers (5-2, 2-1) toppled the Warriors (1-7). Murphee Greeley and Amy Bernier added two goals apiece while Kim Shoup had 10 saves. Kelly Dando and Brittney Long led Henderson with goals each.
Harriton 17, Sun Valley 5
Jess Rothstein pumped in seven goals and Carli Sukonik added four goals and three assists to lead the host Rams (5-3, 2-0) to the Del-Val League rout of the Vanguards (3-2, 1-1). Cori Sussman, Chrissy Pasquariello and Betsy Hurtado added two goals each for Harriton while Kelly Custer tossed in three goals for Sun Valley.
Abington 19 Council Rock North 9
Lisa O’Donnell scored six goals and Rachel Dirksen added four goals and three assists as the Ghosts (8-0, 5-0) claimed the Suburban One National victory over the Indians (3-4, 2-2). Goalie Alisha Aquilino made 12 saves and defender Kelly Condon collected 6 groundballs for Abington, ranked fifth by Phillylacrosse.com.
Downingtown West 19, Bishop Shanahan 3
Courtney Sicinski pumped in five goals while Sarah Phillips, Kelsay Tabor and Casey Kellogg had three each for the seventh-ranked Whippets (8-1, 5-0) in the Ches-Mont National win. Goalie Emily Murdaugh had eight saves and Jordan Stevenson, was strong at midfield.
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