Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/27/10
Both District 1 lacrosse championships will be decided tomorrow after lightning and thunder caused suspension or postponement of the boys’ and girls’ games Thursday.
The girls’ game between top-seeded Radnor and third-seeded Springfield-Delco was halted with 2 minutes, 37 seconds left in the first half when heavy thunder storms struck Henderson High in West Chester. The game had already been delayed a half hour early in the contest. Radnor was leading, 4-3, when the District 1 officials decided to stop the game and schedule it to be continued Friday at 2 p.m. at Henderson.
Ali Kelly scored twice for the Red Raiders and Allie Martin had a goal and two assists. Radnor got a strong effort from junior goalie Annie Woehling, who had nine saves when the game was suspended. For Springfield-Delco, Shannon Burns scored twice, including the final goal just before play was stopped.
Springfield-Delco topped Radnor in last year’s District 1 title game and tied for the Central League crown this year with the Raiders as well as Strath Haven.
The boys’ District 1 title game between top-seeded Spring-Delco and Conestoga never got underway. The game preceding it, a fifth-place contest between Lower Merion and Central Bucks East, was suspended at halftime with the Aces leading, 7-6, on a goal by Jordan Wolf with six seconds remaining in the second period. That game will be continued at Radnor Friday at 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, the District 1 finalists, Springfield-Delco and Conestoga, will meet at Friday at Harriton at 4 p.m. The two Central League squads are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the PA Media Rankings; the Cougars took the regular season game (and league crown) with a 4-3 overtime conquest.