Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/19/11
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Last year, Council Rock North shared the National Conference crown with Abington. Early indications suggest the Indians won’t be satisfied with a co-championship this time around.
If there were any doubts, the Indians – who have scored 50 goals in their last three games combined – have clearly established themselves as the team to beat in conference play after Monday’s 15-7 conquest of the Ghosts.
“They are beginning to play well,” CRN co-coach Pat Toner said. “Coming into the season, you think of all these different scenarios, and if you coach long enough, you have seen just about everything.
“The thing that is most surprising to me is we lost two of our top players (Molly Doyle and Hannah Plappert), and everybody else was able to step up.”
Offensively, Kara Magley has been all but unstoppable, and in Monday’s win, she torched the Ghosts for seven goals and two assists. Lindsay Rheiner added four goals while Becky Ely contributed a pair. Erica Green and Kara Le (one assist) each scored single goals, and Jackie Strange contributed three assists.
“It’s no surprise who the stronger attackers we have are, but it doesn’t make any difference because they’ve been double teamed and sometimes triple teamed, and they are unselfish players who can find somebody else,” Toner said of Magley and Rheiner. “We’re just trying to play within our game, we’re trying to control the situation and control the game and utilize the people we have in the best way.
“We’re fortunate that we’ll be getting Hannah (Plappert) back shortly.”
Abington was led by its big guns – Temple-bound Carli Fitzgerald (three goals, two assists) and Molly Seefried (three goals, one assist). Meredith Cox added a single goal for the Ghosts, who trailed 8-2 at the intermission.
“It was a total team effort,” Toner said. “Our defense played very well.
“I have a lot of respect for Abington. Their players are very strong – they always are. They have beautiful stickwork, and we knew we had to control things in order to have a chance to beat them. We controlled the groundballs and controlled some of the draws, but it was like a chess match. Abington made some adjustments, and we made some adjustments.”
While the Ghosts fell to 2-1 in league play, the Indians upped their record to 4-0.
Council Rock South 13, Neshaminy 5
Leann Hurley led the Golden Hawks with four goals and one assist, and teammates Gabi Rosenfeld and Becca Cocco each contributed the hat trick. Alexis Vanderslice scored two goals, and Jamie Damirgian added a single goal.
For the Redskins, Caitlin Carrezola scored two goals, and Sam Kerr, Nicole Bellus and Emily Hegner each contributed single goals.
Rock South goalie Taylor Hurwitz turned away eight shots while Neshaminy’s Frances Gentry made nine stops.
Pennsbury 11, Pennridge 8
Taylor Hickman scored four goals and contributed an assist, and teammate Joy Hopkins added the hat trick to lead the Falcons to the non-league win. Kelsy Gumbert added two goals and two assists, and Jackie Sweeney contributed one goal and one assist and Madison Jones chipped in with one goal. Liz Cowley had a pair of assists.
For the Rams, Julia Colyar connected for the hat trick, and Jordan Rimmer had a pair of goals. Nikki Beck, Sarah Wiley and Taylor Dachowski each added one goal.
Pennsbury goalie Liana Eyre turned away 11 shots while Pennridge goalie Danielle Nichols had 14 saves.
Hatboro-Horsham 20, Central Buck South 13
Lizzy Carr exploded for eight goals and three assists to lead the Hatters to the big win. Cortnee Daley added three goals and two assists, and Julie McKay (two assists), Nicole Beck (three assists) and Rachel Rausa each had two goals. Caroline Hagan (one assist), Katie McKay (one assist) and Laura Cresta each added single goals to close out the scoring.
For the Titans, Kelly Hamilton had five goals and two assists. Maddie Dibrino (one assist) and Mackenzie Harding each scored two goals. Kristen Lawlor, Brynn Dietzal , Devon Dietzal and Taylor Michener (one assist) all scored one goal.
Hatter goalie Jackie Giovinazzo had 10 saves.
North Penn 15, Central Bucks East 8
Rachel Shaw had a big game for the Maidens, contributing four goals, three assists, three draw controls and three caused turnovers. Macie Hauck and Brenda McDermott also turned in strong performances.
Hauck had a hand in eight goals, scoring four and assisting on four, while McDermott had four goals and two assists.
Garrie Grenfel, Maddy Humphrey and Aubrie Stouffer each scored single goals for the Maidens.
For the Patriots, Jamie Burns had four goals, and teammates Kelly Lapp, Lauren Wick, Carolyn Remmey and Sam Axenroth (one assist) each contributed one goal.
East goalie Madi Steuber had 11 saves while North Penn’s Jenn Stover turned away seven shots.
Upper Dublin 15, Cheltenham 5
Kelly Cross had another big game for the Flying Cardinals, contributing four goals and four assists. Brooke Callahan, Kaley Weinstein, Taylor D’Ginto and Emily Hitchings each scored two goals with Callahan contributing two assists and Weinstein and D’Ginto, one assist each. Rachel DiFrangia, Anna Trentini and Katie Paul added single goals to close out the scoring.
For the Lady Panthers, who trailed 11-1 at halftime, Allison Hawkins scored a pair of goals. Caroline Sczepanek, Sammie McManus and Rachel McManus each scored single goals. Madison Brunk had two assists.
Wissahickon 8, Plymouth Whitemarsh 6
Laura Frankenfield led the Trojans with three goals and one assist. Jackie Hibbs added a pair. Alana Stutman (one assist), Emily Croke and Maddie Sharp each scored one goal while Zoe Gomez had one assist.
Wissahickon goalie Jessica Scannapieco had eight saves and two interceptions.
Sarah Naylor connected for the hat trick to lead the Colonials while Dani Rosenberg added two goals and Jenna Kalman, one goal and one assist.
Upper Merion 18, Norristown 3
Amanda McAteer exploded for eight goals and two assists while teammate Mel Ryan had five goals and five assists. Liz Botto added three goals and one assist and Jackie Schauble had two goals.
Upper Merion goalie Allison Frymoyer had seven saves.
Souderton 22, Central Bucks West 8
Danielle Notvest had six goals, Liz Mower had five goals and five assists and Kirstin Russell added four goals
as the Indians coasted to the victory.
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