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Girls’ wrap: Springfield-D survives scare from Merion Mercy; Abington, Strath Haven, Boyertown prevail

Friday, 15th May 2009

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/15/09

Madison Poplawski collected three goals and three assists and Shannon Burns scored three times as third-seeded Springfield-Delco survived a scare from Merion Mercy and claimed a 15-14 victory Thursday in the second round of the District 1 girls’ lacrosse tournament.

The Cougars (18-2) will face sixth-seeded Abington – a 10-9 winner over Downingtown East – in the quarterfinals Saturday at West Chester East.

Sammy Tulskie added two goals and three assists for Springfield-Delco while Val Paolucci, Courtney Kennedy and Lindsey Kennedy each had two goals. Janal

Folkomer made seven stops in goal.

Emily Corcoran led Merion Mercy with a standout game, notching six goals and two assists. Margaret Corzel added three goals. Freshman goalie Caili Guilday also had a strong game, posting 11 saves.

Spr: Madison Poplawski 3g, 3a; Shannon Burns 3g; Sammy Tulskie 2g, 3a; Val Paolucci 2g; Courtney Kennedy 2g; Lindsey Kennedy 2g; Maddy Lynch 1g. Janal Folkomer 7 saves.

Merion Mercy: Emily Corcoran 6g, 2a; Margaret Corzel 3g; Kimmy Keating 2g; Casey Rooney 1g; Sarah Hospodar 1g; Emily Corzel 1g. Caili Guilday 11 saves.

Abington 10 Downingtown East 9

Kailee Ashby (four goals, two assists) had the game-winner as the sixth-seeded Ghosts advanced to meet Springfield-Delco in the quarterfinals. Carli Fitzgerald (four groundballs, one goal), Maddy Evans (three GBs, two caused turnovers, one goal) and Jen Kelly (two GBs, three CTs) led the defense.

Kelly Devlin and Kelli Joran each had three goals for the Cougars.

Abington:  Kailee Ashby 4g, 2a; Kate Cooper 2g; Courtney Cox 2g; Maddy Evans 1g; Carli Fitzgerald 1g; Molly Seefried 2a.

North. Penn 14, Villa Maria 9

Abbie Hartman pumped in six goals and Lauren McDermott had four goals and two assists to lead the second-seeded Maidens to the victory. Dani Horn, Alyssa Culp, Stacey Pellechia and Kaitlin Colbridge each added one goal and Lyndsey Hepler made 13 saves for North Penn.

Strath Haven 16, Ridley 8

Annalise Penikis erupted for six goals, Ana White scored four times and Emily Garrity collected two goals and seven assists as the fifth-seeded Panthers prevailed over their Central League rivals. Jenna Massimo led Ridley with three goals.

SH: Annalise Penikis 6g; Ana White 4g, 1a; Emily Garrity 2g, 7a; Molly Di Enno 2g; Kelly Ruffini 3a; Julie Hayward 1a; Jenna Frost 1g; Clare Sherry 1g. Lela Meunier 4 saves.

Ridley: Jenna Massimo 3g; Becky Donkin 2g, 1a; Kelsey Yori 2g, 1a; Shaela Allen 1g Meghan Pitts 11 saves

Boyertown 16, Upper Dublin 10

Emily Austerberry and Rachel Hilbert each had three goals and Lyndsey Babilon collected two goals and five assists while Lindsay Clinton posted 15 saves as the eighth-seeded Bears advanced to the quarterfinals. Amy Cross led the Cardinals with three goals.

Boyertown 7 – 9 – 16

Upper Dublin 2 – 8 – 10

UD: Amy Cross 3g; Nikki Harcut 2g, 1a; Kelly Cross 2g; Emily Hitchings 2g; Jenn Brannen 1g. Janine Reose 10 saves

Boyertown:  Emily Austerberry 3g, 1a; Rachel Hilbert 3g; Lyndsey Babilon 2g, 5a; Raelynn Mikell 2g; Lisa Spitko 2g; Sam Mazzie 1g, 3g; Sarah Bennett 1g, 1a; Kelly Furman 1g; Zoe Reilly 1g. Lindsay Clinton 15 saves

Unionville 10, Conestoga 8

Lindsey Smith netted four goals and Julie Truluck and Lisa Riondet added a pair to lead the fourth-seeded Indians. Taylor Malloey led the Pioners with three goals and Kaitlin Hildebrand added two.

Radnor 19, Great Valley 4

Sam Ellis tallied five goals and Allie Martin added four goals and six assists as the top-seeded Red Raiders (19-0) coasted. Kelyn Freedman and Courtney Campbel each added three goals while Jess Najowski led Great Valley with a hat trick.

Germantown Academy 19, Notre Dame 16

Olivia Mann poured in seven goals while Kate Henrich collected six goals and for assists as the Patriots (15-11, 7-5) shocked Fighting Irish (13-4, 7-3). Sidney Jacobs added four goals and an assist for GA while Maggie Ebbott and Aldex Farris each scored once and Mia Jordan had two assists.

Katie Blumenthal and Kelly McCallion each netted four goals for Notre Dame while Kristen Bandos and Bridget Burns had three goals each. Isabel Manmade nine saves.

GA- Olivia Mann 7g; Kate Henrich 6g, 4a; Sidney Jacobs 4g, 1a; Maggie Ebbott 1g; Alex Farris 1g; Mia Jordan 2a. Mann- 9 saves

ND: Katie Blumenthal 4g; Kelly McCallion 4g, 1a; Bandos 3g; Bridget Burns 3g; Corroran 1g, 1a; Gerzabek 1g.

Episcopal Academy 17, Agnes Irwin 10

The Churchwomen (17-5, 10-1) raced to a 9-1 halftime lead and clinched at least a tie for the Inter-Ac League title as Taylor Trimble had four goals, two assists, eight groundballs and three interceptions and Kate Ivory had four goals and five draw controls. Kelley Moore added three goals and seven groundballs and Megan Spagnola contributed three goals and an assist while Avery Curley added one goal, one assist and two interceptions.

Alexa Buckley and Allie Fuchs each added one goal for EA while Sammi Arbitman (two assists, one INT), Ashley McCormick (one INT) and Caitlin powers (five saves) paced the defense. EA can clinch the crown by defeating second-place Baldwin Monday.



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