Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/24/10
Springside School improved its record to 2-0 Tuesday by defeating Shipley School, 7-3, in non-league girls’ lacrosse.
The Springside defense was the key as Casey Sullivan had seven ground balls and Hillary McDonnell had nine saves in goal. Leah Spalding, Courtney Caputo and Nicole Lombardo were ground ball leaders and Lindsay Yang led the team in draw controls.
Libbie Maine tallied a team-high four goals for Springside while Caputo and Ellie Stout contributed to the scoring.
Shipley’s offense was led by junior Brianna Blumenthal, who had two goals and one assist. Senior Jill Keeney had a strong all-around game and added one goal.
The Gator defense played solid, especially in the secnd half, keeping Springside to only three goals. Senior goalie Ali Piltch had nine saves.
Last week, Springside first-year coach Sara McIntyre (Lehigh graduate) earned a win in her first game in a 20-3 rout of Academy of the New Church.
Caputo collected seven goals and three assists and Lombardo had four goals and two assists while Stout had four goals and an assist. Maine had three goals and two assists and Annalise Davies, Anne Pierce, and Yang added to the attack.
“I think coming out and winning our first two games was so important for the girls because it really shows that their hard work and dedication leading up to this point has paid off,” McIntyre said. “We have collectively decided that this is the year that we turn the Springside Lacrosse program around, and winning our first two off the bat helps to show the girls that it can really happen.”