Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/6/10
These games were chosen by Phillylacrosse.com as Girls’ Honorable Mention Games of the Year based on their impact on the standings, playoffs, playoff seedings and/or rankings as well as interest and drama.
Archbishop Carroll 11, Archbishop Wood 10, regular season, April 13 – Aimee Gennaro fired in six goals to lead the Patriots to the tight Catholic League win over the Vikings.
Penn Charter 11, Episcopal Academy 10, regular season, April 14 - Kellie Ragg scored six goals as the Quakers overcame an 8-5 halftime deficit en route to an Inter-Ac League victory over EA.
Strath Haven 12, Unionville 9, non-league, April 17; Unionville 13, Strath Haven 10, District 1 quarterfinals, May 22 – Lindsey Smith tallied five goals as the Indians avenged their regular-season loss with a win over the Panthers to advance to the District 1 semifinals.
Episcopal Academy 13, Notre Dame 12, regular season, April 20; Episcopal Academy 15, Notre Dame 14, regular season May 14 – Taylor Trimble collected five goals and Blake McHugh had four goals as Episcopal Academy edged host Notre Dame, 15-14, in a showdown for first place in the Inter-Ac League. The win virtually clinched EA its sixth straight Inter-Ac championship. In the first meeting, Trimble and McHugh each collected five goals in another one-goal win.
Great Valley 9, Unionville 5, regular season, April 20 - Colleen O’Malley scored three goals and Anne Fosnocht led a solid team defense that held host Unionville to one second-half goal as Great Valley defeated the Indians in a Ches-Mont League showdown that ultimately decided the league crown.
Springfield-Delco 11, Conestoga 10, regular season, April 20 – Shannon Burns scored the game-winner with 1:27 to play, helping the undefeated Cougars rally froma late three-goal deficit past the Pioneers in the Central League.
Agnes Irwin 19, Germantown Academy 18, 2OT, regular season, April 20 - Campbell Crochiere had seven goals, including the game-tying and game-winning tallies, while Katie Nelligan and Chloe Chou added four goals and two assists apiece as the Owls won their first Inter-Ac game.
Great Valley 12, Friends’ Central 10, Katie Samson, April 24 – Friends’
Central nearly pulled off the upset of the year as Emily Belkoff was stellar in goal, but the then-undefeated Pats rallied in the second half to win.
Sacred Heart 14, Villa Maria Academy 13, regular season, April 29 - Stephanie Finley (six goals) scored the game-winner in overtime off a free position as Sacred Heart defeated Villa Maria for its first-ever win over the Hurricanes in a Catholic Academies Association game.
Radnor 17, Archbishop Carroll 14, non-league, April 30 – The Red Raiders held off a Carroll comeback for the non-league win between neighborhood rivals as Annie Woehling made 20 saves and Kelyn Freedman scored five goals.
Abington 12, Council Rock North 11, regular season, May 4 - Carli Fitzgerald had four goals, including the game-winner with 1:06 to play as visiting Abington dealt Council Rock North its first defeat of the year and forced a virtual tie for the Suburban One National Conference title.
Boyertown 9, Methacton 8, regular season, May 5 - Lindsay Clinton made 17 saves and Rachel Engler and Sam Kochey each had three goals as the Bears survived a scare to win their 91st straight PAC-10 game.
Radnor 8, Springfield-Delco 7, regular season, May 11 - Ali Kelly scored off an 8-meter free position shot with eight minutes to play to cap a comeback from a 6-0 deficit and lift the hosts into what amounted to a three-way tie for the Central League title.
Springfield-Delco 12, Archbishop Carroll 11, non-league May 13; Springfield-Delco 12, Carroll 11, PIAA quarterfinals, June 5 - Lindsey Mace scored five goals and visiting Springfield-Delco held off a late rally to defeat Carroll in a regular-season finale. In the second matchup, in the second round of states,
Merion Mercy 17, Villa Maria Academy 13, Catholic Academies final, May 13 – after beating them twice in regular season by one goal, the Bears downed the Hurricanes for the title as Margaret Corzel collected seven goals and three assists and Sarah Hospodar won 22 of 30 draws.
Harriton 12, Ridley 8, District 1 playoffs, May 18 – Jess Schwab scored five goals as the 21st-seeded Rams topped the Central League rival Green Raiders (12th seed) for their first playoff win in 21 years.
North Penn 11, Merion Mercy 10, PIAA playoff, May 20 – Abbie Hartman pumped in six goals to lead the Maidens to victory in the second round of district play.
North Penn 11, Conestoga 10, District 1 playback, May 27 - Abbie Hartman tallied five goals and Macie Hauck had the game-winner with 1:08 to play as the Maidens earned the final District 1 berth for the PIAA playoffs.
Radnor 8, Springfield-Delco 6, District 1 final, May 27-28 – The Red Raiders tallied the final four goals of the game to win the crown in a game that was suspended the night before late in the first half due to inclement weather.