Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/10
After losing two straight games following a 7-0 start, Unionville was in need of a lift Saturday when it met Inter-Ac League power Notre Dame at the 10th Annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor High.
And thanks to a strong passing game, the Indians (8-2) earned a 21-16 victory over the Irish (6-2).
“This is a big confidence booster, comng off two really trough losses,” said Unionville coach Wendy Landry, whose squad fell to Strath Haven and Great Valley. “We didn’t play how we needed to play as a team in those losses.
“We made the adjustments we needed to make from the losses and we played such a nice passing game.”
Erin Linthicum, celebrating her birthday, led Unionville with six goals, three caused turnovers and one assist. Lindsey Smith had five goals, three draw controls, three caused turnovers and one assist and Lizzy Carney contributed seven draw controls, four goals and two assists. Lisa Riondet had two goals and two assists and Jill Murray scored twice. Jackie Thaeder added four draw controls.
“They have some awesome shooters and I thought defensively we didn’t adjust as much,” said Landry. “But all in all we were trying to control the draw, which I think we did nicely. And we wanted to get into our quick passing game, which worked for us.”
Kristen Bandos led the Irish with seven goals and Nora McCallion added four while Bree Buysse had three goals and one assist.
Shipley School 15, Penncrest 6
Brooke Truskey scored five goals and Tara Stokes added four to lead the Gators to the victory.
Caroline Moore led Penncrest with two goals.
Baldwin School 15, Bayard Rustin 12
Sloan Warren poured in six goals while Hilary Gray, Jennie Wigrizer, Lauren Rhodes and Alice Matthai each had two to lead the Bears to the win.
Abbey Brewer led Rustin with four goals while Jen Walsh and Julie Tatios each had three.
Great Valley 12, Friends’ Central 10
Collen O’Malley scored the game-winner and had five goals while Ali Ali Karwoski added three goals as the Patriots remained undefeated.
Gracie Pearlman led the Phoenix with five goals and Emily Brodsky added three.
Upper Dublin 17, Springside 6
Amy Cross fired in five goals and Kelly Cross contributed four goals and five assists while Brooke Callahan had four goals to pace the undefeated Cardinals to the win.
Michele DeVincent, Steph Speese, Kaley Weinstein and Jamie Black led a strong UD defense and Anna Lauer made nine saves.
Nicole Lombardo had three goals and one assist while Lindsay Yang had two goals for Springside.
Strath Haven 13, Merion Mercy 7
Ana White led a balanced attack with three goals and three assists while Jenna Frost and Sara Carzo each scored three goals as the Panthers notched the final seven goals of the game and claimed the victory.
Clare Sherry, Caroline Muprhy, Summer O’Donnell and Caroline Kelly led a strong SH defense.
Emily Corcoran led Merion Mercy with four goals and Margaret Corzel scored twice.
Springfield-Delco 11, Episcopal Academy 4
Janel Folkomer made 13 saves, Lindsey Mace collected five goals and two assists while Shannon Burns and Valerie Paolucci each had two goals to lead the undefeated Cougars.
Alexa Buckley scored two goals and Ashley McCormick and Blake McHugh each had three draw controls for EA.
Abington 14, Germantown Friends 9
Courtney Cox had six goals and Molly Seefried added five goals and two assists to lead the Ghost to the win.
Goalie Emily Towey made eight saves while Cox, Seefried and Courtney Enderle each had three groundballs and Liz Wilson caused two turnovers to lead the defense.
Betsy Sachs led the Tigers with three goals.
Archbishop Carroll 12, Conestoga 4
Aimee Gennaro pumped in six goals and Hannah Schmtt had five to pace the Pioneers to the triumph.
Kerstin Hjelm led the Pioneers with three goals.
Harriton 12, Penn Charter 11
Laura Walzer tallied four goals and Carleigh Foust added three to help the Rams edge the Quakers.
Kellie Ragg and Kate Higgins each had three goals for PC.
Methacton 13, Bishop Shanahan 12, OT
Abby Devlin (three goals, one assist) sscored the game-winner in overtime and Emily Kellett collected four goals and three assists while Megan Nearing had three goals and two assists for the Warriors.
Radnor 23, Villa Maria Academy 10
Courtney Campbell collected six goals and two assists and Kelyn Freedman had four goals and six assists as the undefeated Red Raiders pulled away in the second half to top the Hurricanes.
Ridley 14, Germantown Academy 11
Carly McColgan tallied five goals to lead the Red Raiders to the triumph.
Brooke Kiley had four goals and Alex Farris three for GA.