By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/09
Strath Haven’s Annalise Penikis was able to joke about the halftime speech by coach Margie Garrity today at the 9th Annual Katie Samson Festival at Radnor High.
That’s because the Panthers rallied for a 16-14 victory over Episcopal Academy, the No. 2 ranked team in the PA Media Lacrosse Rankings.
“On the back of our new shirts we have the word, ‘Consistency,’” aid Penikis. “Mrs Garrity said at halftime, ‘You’ve been consistently awful, so now you have to be consistently good.’ We just came out to play in the second half.”
Indeed, the eighth-ranked Panthers (10-1) listened to their coach. They rebounded from a 10-5 halftime deficit and scored five unanswered goals to take a 14-12 lead.
Emily Garrity led the attack with five goals and two assists while Penikis had three goals and four assists. Ana White had three goals while Kelly Ruffini and Julie Hayward each scored two goals and Molly DiEnno scored once.
Another major key for the Panthers was the stellar play of freshman goaltender Lela Meunier, who had 15 saves.
The Panthers also managed to overcome much adversity. They made 10 unforced turnovers in the opening half and were missing two starters (Alex Duckenfield and Caroline Murphy) due to minor injuries
“It was exciting to win because we know a lot of players on (Episcopal),” said Penikis. “We are so pumped since so many girls stepped up in the second half. “
Strath Haven was ranked No. 2 in the Media Rankings until a one-goal loss to Central League nemesis Springfield-Delco jolted them last week.
“Springfield is a mental thing for us, but after the game we talked about it and we had to move past it,” Penikis said. “One loss to Springfield isn’t going to ruin our season.”
Taylor Trimble had three goals and four assists for EA while and Avery Curley had three goals and Sammi Arbitman, Megan Spagnola and Blake McHugh had two apiece. Kate Ivory and Alexa Buckley each scored once.
SH: Emily Garriy 5g; Analiesse Penikus 3g; Ana White 3g; Kelly Ruffni 2g; Julie Hayward 2g; Molly DiEnno 1g;.
EA: Taylor Trimble 3g; Avery Curley 3g; Blake Mchugh 2g; Meg Spagnola 2g; Sammy Arbitman 2g; Katie Ivory 1g; Alexa Buckly 1g.
Radnor 20, Notre Dame 6
Courtney Campbell had four goals while Sam Ellis, Ali Kelly, Allie Martin and Kelyn Freedman added three apiece as the No. 1 Red Raiders (11-0) cruised to the win. Katie Blumenthal and Kelly McCallon each scored twice for the Fighting Irish (8-3).
ND: Kelly McCallion 2g; Katie Blumenthal 2g; Maggie Corcoran 1g.
Bayard Rustin 13, Archbishop Carroll 8
Leana Brewer fired in six goals, Kelsy Sward made 10 saves and the third-ranked Golden Knights (11-1) outscored the Patriots, 10-2, in the second half to take the victory. Hannah Schmitt, Genni Hull and Amy Gennaro each scored twice for Carroll (4-4).
BR: Leana Brewer 6 g; Tori Dugan 2g; Julie Tatios 2g; Abbie Brewer 2g; Carolyn Adams 1g.
AC: Genni Hull 2g; Amy Gennaro 2g; Hannah Schmitt 2 g; Amanda Salata 1g; Kait Harris 1g.
Germantown Academy 20, Henderson 12
Sideny Jacobs and Olivia Mann each had five goals and Kate Henrich added four goals and four assists as GA (11-6) topped the Warriors. Lauren Glassey led Henderson (6-5) with four goals.
GA- Sidney Jacobs 5g; Olivia Mann 5g; Kate Henrich 4g; Stephanie LaMont 2g; Brooke Kiley 3g; Alex Farris 1g.
WCH- Lauren Glassey 4g; Katelyn Fay 3g; Nicole Pyle 2g; Meredith Kelly 1g; Theresa Giunta 1g.
Agnes Irwin 11, Bishop Shanahan 10
Olivia Goodman scored six goals to lead AI (2-5) to the victory. Colleen Holmes led Shanahan (4-7) with three goals and three assists.
AI: Olivia Goodman 6g; Carolina Keating 2g; Chloe Burton 1g; Courtney Clower 1g; Katie Nelligan 1g.
Baldwin 14, Abington 13, OT
Sloan Warren (three goals) scored the game-winner in overtime and Maggie Mae Shields collected four goals and six assists for the ninth-ranked Bears (8-1). Ali Pederson had 14 saves for Baldwin. Kailee Ashby led 10th-ranked Abington (10-2) with six goals and Kate Cooper added five.
Baldwin: Maggie Mae Shields 4 g; Sloan Warren 3g; Alice Matthai 3g; Stephanie Salvitti 2 goals; Emily Acker 1g; Hilary Gray 1g
Abington – Kailee Ashby 6g; Kate Cooper 5g; Carli Fitzgerald 1g; Kristen Dunphey 1g.
Conestoga 12, Merion Mercy 11
Kerstin Hjelm scored the game-winner , Taylor Mallory had four goals and three assists and Amanda Norcini had five draw controls to lead the Pioneers (6-3) to the victory. Margaret Corzel led the Bears (8-3) with five goals and Emily Corcoran had four tallies.
Conestoga: Taylor Mallory 4g; Kaitlin Hildebrand 2g; Kerstin Hjelm 2g; Theresa Brady 1g; Brooke McGillis 1g; Emily Speck 1g; Britta Hjelm 1g.
MM: Marfaret Corzel 5g; Emily Corcoran 4g; Emly Corzel 2g.
Harriton 12. Archbishop Wood 11, OT
Chrissy Pasquariello scored the game-winner to lift the Rams (10-4) past the Vikings (8-2). Wood’s Alyssa Verrillo scored with one second left in regulation to tie it. Carli Sukonik led Harriton with four goals and two assists.
Harriton: Carli Sukonik 4g; Laura Walzer 3g; Jess Schwab 2g; Jess Rothstein 2g; Chrissy Pasquariello 1g.
Lawrenceville School (NJ) 15, Haverford 11
Jill Root led the Fords (2-9) in defeat with three goals and two assists while Katrina Geiger, Liz Bassani and Catie Coyle each scored two goals.
Springfield-Delco 16, Penn Charter 5
Shannon Burns pumped in six goals as the seventh-ranked Cougars (11-2) won their their 10th straight. Madison Poplawski had five goals and Lindsey Kennedy added three for the Cougars.
Villa Maria Academy 12, Great Valley 9
Penncrest 14, Shipley School 10
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