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Scholastic girls: Friends’ Central seniors helped lead Phoenix to Friends Schools League championship

Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/25/10
Staff Report

The Friends’ Central girls’ lacrosse team claimed its first Friends Schools League championship in five years Saturday by defeating defending champ and host Germantown Friends, 13-2.

The victory capped a 13-5 season for the Phoenix, who led 7-0 at halftime and avenged a 12-11 loss

Friends' Central won the Friends Schools League championship

to the Tigers in the regular season. Friends’ Central closed the season with five straight wins.

Gracie Pearlman led Friends’ Central against GFS with four goals, two assists and five groundballs and Ashley Tedesco added three goals, four assists and four groundballs. Emily Brodsky had two goals, four draw controls and five forced turnovers while Becca Dahle had a goal, three assists, four groundballs, one draw controls and two forced turnovers. Jaime Hyman had two goals, one assist, two draw controls, two groundballs and one forced turnover while Claire Harris scored once.

“We had a tremendous group of seniors,” aid Friends’ Central coach Lauren Becker Rubin. “We had nine total, and eight were starters until Talia East tore her ACL. They were tremendous leaders on and off the field. In our championship game against GFS, all seven of them played the best games of their careers. You can’t ask for more than that.”

Goalie Emily Belkoff had eight saves, and turned back several point blank shots in the second half against Germantown Friends. In front of her, the Phoenix defense was outstanding, forcing 28 turnovers while shutting down a potent GFS attack. The defense also started the Friends’ Central transition game and managed the clock well.

Senior Kaitlyn McCaffrey led the unit with six forced turnovers, five groundballs, and one one draw control. She had 12 forced turnovers in a semifinal win over Shipley School. Also against GDS, senior Jaime Clough had six forced turnovers, three groundballs and, two interceptions while senior Megan Holt contributed four forced turnovers and three groundballs, critical to our midfield transition. Senior Molly Boschan had two forced turnovers and several huge defensive stops in the first half.

Freshman: Alexa Fusselbaugh, Claudia Kronfeld, Aubrey Faggan, Maria Pizzini, Ashley Tedesco.
Sophomores: Lily Kronfeld, Becca Dahle, Ally Wirshba
Juniors: Jaime Hyman, Claire Harris
Seniors: Emily Brodsky, Emily Belkoff, Jaime Clough, Kaitlyn McCaffrey, Megan Holt, Molly Boschan, Gracie Pearlman, Carly Blumenfeld, Talia East (injured)

Friends’ Central Girls’ Lacrosse 2010
Overall Record 13-5
Friends School League 8-1
Friends League Champions 2010


Fcs vs Upper Merion 21-0 W
FCS vs Penn Charter 7-8 L(2ot)
FCS vs Baldwin 11-12 L
FCS vs Springside 16-6 W
FCS vs George School 20-1 W
FCS vs Sacred Heart 14-6 W
FCS vs ANC 19-3 W
FCS vs Westtown 19-3 W
FCS vs Great Valley 10-12 L
FCS vs Abington Friends 18-8 W
FCS vs Notre Dame 7-16 L
FCS vs Hill School 19-3 W
FCS vs Germantown Friends 11-12 L
FCS vs Agnes Irwin 16-9 W
FCS vs Shipley 17-4 W
FCS vs Moorestown Friends 18-5 W
FCS vs Shipley- fsl semi-finals 13-6 W
FCS vs GFS –fsl championship 13-2 W

Overall Leaders:
1. Emily Brodsky: 62 goals/41 assists/ 103 total points
2. Gracie Pearlman: 52 goals/46 assists/98 total points
3. Becca Dahle: 42 goals/47assists/89 total points
4. Ashley Tedesco: 44 goals/24 assists/68 total points

Draw Control:
1. Becca Dahle: 47
2. Emily Brodsky 41
3. Jaime Hyman 28
4. Kaitlyn McCaffrey 20

Forced Turnovers
1. Kaitlyn McCaffrey 52
2. Megan Holt 33
3. Jaime Clough 25
4. Emily Brodsky 24

1.Jaime Clough 11
2. Kaitlyn McCaffrey 8
3. Becca Dahle 5

1. Kaitlyn McCaffrey 39
2. Becca Dahle and Jaime Clough 33
4. Megan Holt 28



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