Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/1/11
Halley Barnes scored seven goals and Garnet Valley dominated from the start today as the Jaguars defeated Harriton, 18-10, in the opening round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) girls’ lacrosse tournament at West Chester East.
The District 1 runner-up Jags (21-3) advance to the quarterfinals Saturday against District 12 champion Archbishop Carroll, which downed Boyertown, 19-14. The game will be played Saturday at a site and time to be determined.
AnnaElise Morello had two goals and four assists and Kara Stroup had two goals and three assists while Haley Warden scored two goals for Garnet Valley, which bolted to a 10-4 halftime lead and was never challenged.
Carli Sukonik and Jess Schwab each scored four goals for the Rams, who finished 20-4.
Garnet Valley and Harriton, along with Radnor and Springfield-Delco, shared the Central League crown. Garnet Valley toppled Harriton, 17-12, during the regular season when the Rams were missing several key players.
“Coach (Kate Henwood) prepared us well,” said Barnes, who added one assist. ‘We knew what we were up against and that they’d be a completely different team than the last time we played them.”
Barnes said the Jaguars rebounded well after being thumped, 22-12, in the District 1 title game by Downingtown East.
“We kind of reset ourselves,” she said. “We were hurt and we were stung, but we knew that winning states was our goal and we picked ourselves up and instead of worrying about Downingtown East we figured we’d move on.”
“We gave them a couple days off after losing to Downingtown East,” added Henwood. “That’s what they needed. They came back refreshed and rejuvenated. We knew Harriton would be a different team, but we also are a different than we were back then.”
Natalie Lang added two goals and an assist for Garnet Valley, while goalie Kate Stroup had eight saves.
Garnet Valley 18, Harriton 10
Garnet Valley 10-8-18
Halley Barnes 7g, 1a
Haley Warden 2g
Kara Stroup 2g 3a
AnnaElise Morello 2g, 4a
Ally Heavens 2g 2a
Natalie Lang 2g 1a
Ashely Pyle 1g
Kate Stroup 8 saves
Carli Sukonik 4g
Jess Schwab 4g
Laura Walzer 1g 1a
Caleigh Foust 1g
Betsy Huratoo 1a
Katie Melvin 2a
Jaclyn Marshall 8 saves