Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/13/10
Lindsey Mace scored five goals and visiting Springfield-Delco held off a late rally to defeat Archbishop Carroll, 12-11, today in a girls’ lacrosse regular season finale involving two teams ranked high in the PA Media Rankings.
The No. 1 Cougars, who have earned a share of the Central League title with Radnor and Strath Haven, improved to 16-1. No. 6 Carroll, the top-seeded team in the Catholic League, fell to 12-5.
Carroll led, 5-4, after one half, but the Cougars tallied six unanswered goals to open the second half. Shannon Burns (three goals) gave Springfield-Delco the 10-5 lead with 14:37 to play when the Patriots suddenly caught fire.
Twenty-nine seconds later, Hannah Schmitt (four goals) made it 10-6 and then Aimee Gennaro (three goals) cut the deficit to 10-7 52 seconds later. Schmitt scored again less than a minute later and Gennaro made it 10-9 with 9:01 to play.
Burns gave the Cougars an 11-9 lead a minute later, but Gabby Hull cut the lead in half again with 6:39 to play. Mace made it 12-10 two minutes later, but Gennaro scored to close Carroll within 12-11 with 4:15 to play.
The Pats had a great chance to tie it in the final minute, but Janel Folkomer stopped Genni Hull’s shot to ice it. Maddie Lynch added two goals for the Cougars.
Springfield-Delco will earn one of the top four seeds in the District 1 tourney while Carroll receives a first-round bye in the Cathlic League playoffs. The Pats will play in the semifinals on Thursday, May 20 at Archbishop Prendergast.