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Girls’ lacrosse: Upper Dublin claims fourth straight Suburban One American Conference crown with junior-laden team

Monday, 9th May 2011

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/9/11

The Upper Dubnlin girls’ lacrosse team has claimed its fourth straight Suburban One American Conference championship despite playing with one senior starter.

The Cardinals won their 54th league game in a row Thursday by defeating host and second-place Wissahickon, 15-6, to clinch the crown.

The Cardinals improved their record to 11-0 in the Suburban One and 13-2 overall. They can complete a fourth straight undefeated league season by beating Upper Merion on Wednesday at home.

On Thursday Kaley Weinstein – the team’s lone senior starter – led the Flying Cardinals with four goals and two assists. Kelly Cross and fellow junior Brooke Callahan both added four goals and one assist. Junior Michele DeVincent chipped in with two goals and one assist, and freshman Taylor D’Ginto had one goal while junior Emily Hitchings had one assist.

Upper Dublin junior goalie Anna Lauer turned away eight shots.

Upper Dublin coach Dee Cross also cited the Cardinal’s defense of low defenders Steph Speece (junior), Lilly Morreale (junior), Anna Petrucci (freshman) and wings Danielle Ferguson (junior), Megan Rock (junior) as well as DeVincent (midfielder) and the coach’s daughter, Syracuse-committee Kelly Cross (junior center).

Overall, coach Cross said the Cards have been successful due to team chemistry.

“I think the key is we have a very committed and talented junior class,” she said. “We have a bunch of the girls that last year played as sophomores and worked well with last year’s seniors. That has carried over into this year. They see how much fun it is to win.

“They get along; and good team chemistry is a major battle in high school.”



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