Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/16/09
Springfield-Delco scored four unanswered goals early in the second half and used a brilliant stall to control the ball in nearly all of the final four minutes of the game to stun undefeated Strath Haven, 10-9, today in a Central League girls’ lacrosse game.
Courtney Kennedy scored three goals while Madison Poplawski, Sammy Tulskie and Val Paolucci had two apiece for the Cougars, who turned a 6-5 deficit into a 9-6 lead and later held a 10-8 advantage. Emily Garrity, who led SH with three goals and three assists, drew her team within 10-9 with just over four minutes to play.
But soon after, Springfield-Delco got control of the ball and held it until the final 10 seconds. By then, it was too late for Strath Haven.
Springfield-Delco junior goalie Janal Folkomer had a strong game in the cage and Michelle Conway had the task of marking Garrity, an All-American headed to North Carolina.
“We knew Emilty was a big scorer and Michelle Conway was marking her pretty tight throughout the whole game,” said Poplawski. “We also knew (Strath Haven’s) Ana White and Annalise Penikis were big scorers. I thought we did a good job defensively.
“When they got the ball back with five seconds left, we didn’t know the game was about to end. When the clock expired, it was a great feeling. Everybody really came together today.”
Penikis finished with two goals and one assist while White scored once. Poplawski credited the emergency of two freshmen starters, Maddy Lynch and Michelle Gildea.
“They know what it feels like to be in big games,” Poplawski said. “We played Notre Dame and we lost and we played Radnor and we lost that one. But now we’ve beaten Strath Haven and they know how it feels.
Janal is also a new starter and she came out and made four saves today right off the bat. That was big for the team.”
Poplawski along with Lindsey Kennedy, Tulskie, Courtney Kennedy and Paolucci helped run the stall at the end of the game as the Cougars basically did laps to keep the ball away from the dangerous Panther attack.
“I wouldn’t say we practice it, but we do so much conditioning,” Poplawski said. “We tried to work the ball around the top and the outside. When we get control, we can really protect the ball.”
“It was a good win for us,” Broome said. “We’re a young team and they were undefeated and they have a lot of players back from last year. For our young kids to step up after not playing well against Harriton (13-9 win Tuesday) was huge.
“I was interested to see what team would show up, and the good one did. I asked the gorls when they wer down 6-5, ‘Are you going to fold or fight?’ It was a big hurdle for them to be down to a good team and still come back and beat them.”
Conestoga 15, Lower Merion 4
Taylor Mallory had five goals and three assists and Kaitlin Hildebrand had five goals and one assist as the Pioneers routed the Aces.
Con: Taylor Malloy 5g, 3a; Kaitlin Hildebrand 5g, 1a; Theresa Brady 1g; Taylor Lawlor 1g; Kerstin Hjelm 1g; Maddy LaRosa 1g; Britta Hjelm 1g. Sarah Priem (5 saves), Tracy Cook (2 saves).
LM: Rih 1g; Salk 1g; Buckman 1g; Labowitz 1g.
Radnor 17, Garnet Valley 4
The No. 1 Red Raiders (8-0, 5-0) coasted to the Central League win as Sam Ellis notched six goals and Amalia Antonoplos had four. Kelyn Freedman and Allie Martin added two goals apiece for Radnor.while Tori Mitros scored two for Garnet Valley.
Ridley 20, Upper Darby 8
Shaela Allen, Becky Donkin and Carly McColgan scored four goals each while jenna Massimo notched three to lead the Green Raiders. Christy Hild had three goals for the Royals.
Marple Newtown 14, Haverford 11
Jackie Roebuck netted five goals to lead the Tigers to the Central League win. Emily MacCart and Melanie Sarcinello added three apiece for MN while Liz Bassani scored her 100th career goals and had five overall for Haverford.
Penncrest 14, Harriton 13, OT
Tori Adams scored the game-winner as Penncrest rallied from a six-goal deficit to claim the Central League win after tying the game with less than a second remaining in regulation. Caroline Moore netted four goals for the Lions, Marissa Restaino had three and Nicole Lord added two.
North Penn 13, Pennridge 9
Abbie Hartman pumped in five goals and Alysssa Culp had three goals and two assists as the Maidens (8-0, 3-0) won the battle of unbeatens in the Suburban One Continental Conference over the Rams (9-1, 2-1). Halie Lear added two goals, Roni Pickens had a goal and an assist for NP and Danie Horn and Brittany Hanrahan had a goal each while Lyndsay Hepler made seven saves.
Abington 13 Council Rock North 4
Maddy Evans scored five goals while Kate Cooper and Kailee Ashby each had three and Alisha Aquilino made six saves to lead the Ghosts (7-1, 3-0 National Conference). Courtney Cox and Kristen Dunphey each scored once while Jen Kelly paced the defense with three draw controls, three groundballs and two caused turnovers.
Souderton 17, Central Bucks West 7
Kirsten Russell scored four goals and Lindsay Walbrandt (one assist) added three as the Indians rolled past the Bucks in Suburban One Continental action. Melnda Wojt had two goals and two assists and and Kristen Walther (one assist) added two goals for Souderton while Dana Paulding, Danielle Notvest (one assists) and Carly Kendall each scored once. Jenna Hayes and Liz Mower each had one assist and Bryanna Mandato made seven saves.
Wissahickon 20, Cheltenham 15
Central Bucks South 12, Hatboro-Horsham 8
Kelly Hamilton had three goals and three assists while Deanna Giorno and Casey Haegle each had three tallies to lead CBS. Lauren Purvis led the Hatters with three goals.
Council Rock South 13, Neshaminy 1
Villa Maria Academy 21, Villa Joseph Marie 9
Chelsea Fay poured in nine goals and Kyrstin Mackrides and Kathy Young had three each as the Hurricanes rolled in the Catholic Academies League. Sarah Radie had 12 saves.
Archbishop Wood 15, Cardinal O’Hara 7
Caitlyn McCartney scored four goals and had three assists and Haley Ozcolowski had three goals and four assists while Kelly McVan and Alyssa Andress scored goals two each as the Vikings (6-0) remained undefeated with the Catholic League win.
Alyssa Verrillo, Jenn White, Gab Irio and Aubrie Ahrens also scored once each. Kate Smart made nine saves. Steph McCoy led the Lions with two goals.
Germantown Academy 17 Agnes Irwin 8
Kate Henrich scored four goals, Maggie Ebbott had three goals and three assists and Alex Farris and Stephanie LaMont added three goals each as GA (10-4, 3-1) claimed the Inter-Ac win. Sidney Jacobs, Olivia Mann, Mia Jordan and Brooke Kiley (two assists) each had one goal for the Pats while Olivia Goodman had five goals for AI and Kate Nelligan had two.
Merion Mercy 21, Sacred Heart 9
Emily Corcoran poured in seven goals, Kimmy Keating added six and Margaret Corzel had three while goalie Caili Guilday had a standout game with eight saves for the Bears in the Catholic Academies League win. The game was played for the Kelly Rooney Foundation. Kelly Rooney, who passed away July 11, 2006 due to breast cancer, was the mother of two Merion Mercy players, jumior Casey Rooney and freshman Haley Rooney, as well as Sacred Heart junior Molly Rooney. All proceeds from the game went to the Rooney Foundation.
Haley Ciccarelli had four goals and an assist and Stephanie Finley had three goals and two assists for Sacred Heart in the Catholic Academies loss.
Gwynedd Mercy Academy 15, Nazareth Ac. 10
Calli Foley led GMA with seven goals.
Pottstown 13, Interboro 11
Kasey Mock had seven goals and two assists and Devon Yocom added five goals and an assist as the Trojans claimed the non-league win. Goalie Melissa Bonenberger had nine saves and two interceptions for Pottstown while Steph Parcell led the Bucs with four goals and Danielle Haney and Brianna Thompson had two each. Erica Downey and Molly Burnett also scored and Danielle Owen made five stops in goal.
Bayard Rustin 12, Bishop Shanahan 3
Tori Dugan notched four goals while Julie Tatios and Leanna Brewer each added three for the Golden Knights (4-1, 8-1).
Colleen Holmes led the Eagles with two goals.
Henderson 20, Coatesville 0
Katelyn Fay scored seven goals while Lauren Glassey had three goals and three assists and Meredith Kelly scored three goals to lead the Warriors to a rare shutout.
Downingtown West 19, Kennett 5
Jaymie Tabor pumped in seven goals and dished five assists while Morgan Obendorfer contributed four goals toi lead the Whippets.
Unionville 12, Downingtown East 9
Erica Midiri pumped in five goals and Lindsey Smith had three goals and three assists as the fourth-ranked Indians (9-1, 5-0) held off the Cougars in the Ches-Mont League. Kristen Blye and Mackenzie Rafferty netted three goals each for Downingtown East
Uv: Erica Midiri 5g, 1a; Lindsey Smith 3g, 3a; Julie Moran 1g; Lizzy Carney 1g, 2a Hannah Haskell 1g; Lisa Riondet 1g. Goalie saves: Melissa Lloyd 10
DE: Kristin Blye 3g; Mackenzie Rafferty 3g; Kelly Joran 1g; Poli 1g; Brennan 1g. Goalie Saves: Allie Murray 19
Great Valley 11, West Chester East 7
Cardinal Dougherty 17, Bishop McDevitt 5
Mallory Smith had five goals to lead CD.
Conwell-Egan 8, Archbishop Ryan 4
Ashley Pope led CE with three goals.
Nazareth Area 14, Penn Wood 6
Alyssa Roberts led PW with three goals.
Avon Grove 13, Owen J. Roberts 8
Hanna Fenstermacher had three goals and Kasey Callaway added two goals and three assists for the Devils. Gabby Lochetto led OJR with three goals..
Del-Val Friends 15, Collegium Charter 13