Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/6/10
Host Springfield-Delco broke open a close game by scoring eight of the nine second-half goals and eased past Ridley, 13-4, today to take over first place in the Central League.
The Cougars (15-0), ranked No. 2 in the PA Media Rankings, improved to 10-0 in the league and moved one game ahead of Radnor, which fell to Strath Haven 9-8, in overtime. The Cougars can win the league title by defeating Radnor (9-1) Tuesday in the league season finale, while a loss could cause a three-way tie for the crown with the Panthers (9-1).
Springfield-Delco led, 5-3, at halftime, but dominated in the draw controls (14-5) as Natalie Basunga and Shannon Burns (four goals) each won four draw controls.
Valerie Paolucci added three goals for the Cougars and Lindsey Mace added two goals and four assists while s
Courtney Kennedy and Maddy Lynch each had two goals. Kimmy MCormick and Basunga were standouts on defense for Springfield.
Sam Bartow scored three goals for the Green Raiders and Carly McColgan scored once while Meghan Pitts made 12 saves.
Harriton 18, Lower Merion 4
Carli Sukonik collected eight goals and three draw controls to lead the Rams to the Central League win over their neighborhood rivals.
Jess Schwab added five goals, three assists and two draw controls for Harriton and Betsy Hurtado had two goals and four draw controls while Ally McLaughlin added three assists, nine caused tnrovers and eight groundballs.
Conestoga 12, Haverford High 9
Amanda Norcini had four goals and one assist while Britta Hjelm, Meghan McGillis and Brooke McGillis each added two goals for the Pioneers.
Liz Bassani had four goals, Katrina Geiger added three and Jill Root had two for the Fords.
Garnet Valley 14, Marple Newtown 9
Tori Mitros scored three goals for the Jaguars in the Central League win.
Penncrest 11, Upper Darby 7
Caroline Moore had three goals to lead Penncrest.
Sacred Heart 18, Nazareth Academy 4
Stephanie Finley fired in seven goals for Sacred Heart in the Catholic Academies game.
Baldwin School 20, Agnes Irwin 9
Sloan Warren netted seven goals and Brooke Simone had three goals and three assists for the Bears in the Inter-Ac League win. Alice Matthai and Hilary Gray each had three goals and one assist while Arden Simone, Kristin Feinberg and Nicole Wells as well as Warren led the defense.
Katie Nelligan led AIS with three goals, three draw controls and one assist while Campbell Crochiere had two goals and three draw controls.
Lauren Willcox had two assists and five draw controls. and defender Julia Pierce had three draw controls while goalie Lindsey Reder had 13 saves.
Springfield-Montco 14, Upper Merion 7
Kellie Manoppello had three goals and one assist for the Vikings in their Suburban One American loss.
Upper Dublin 17, Upper Moreland 0
Siobhan Brady had three goals and one assist while Jordan O’Reilly and Brooke Callahan each had three goals as the Cardinals remained undefeated.
Pottstown 14, Phoenixville 10
Milan White scored five goals and Kasey Mock had three, giving her 302 in her career as the Trojans clinched the Freedom Division title of the PAC-10.
Pottstown will play either Owen J. Roberts or Methacton in the PAC-10 semifinals Tuesday at Owen J. Rioberts at 7 p.m. Phoenixvllle will face Boyertown in the other semifinal at 5 p.m.
Amanda Krok added three goals for the Trojans and Shannon McErlean had four goals for the Phantoms.
Unionville 17, Henderson 4
Lizzy Carney had four goals and two assists and Julie Moran added three goals and an assist to lead the Indians to the Ches-Mont win.
Katelyn Fay scored three goals and Jess Henderson made 17 saves for the Warriors.
Great Valley 22, Coatesville 4
Colleen O’Malley had seven goals and one assist and Jess Nawojski collected four goals and four assists as the Patriots remained undefeated.
Lindsay Eichelroth and Lydia Young each scored two goals for the Raiders.
Pottsgrove 17, Chichester 2
Rachelle Meshaw scored seven goals and Ashley Delaney added four goals and two assists for the Falcons in the non-league win.