By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/1/11
Senior Hannah Schmitt and younger sister Natalie Schmitt each scored five goals and Rachel Flynn added four as Archbishop Carroll outscored Boyertown, 19-14, today in the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament at Plymouth Whitemarsh.
The win vaults the District 12 champion Patriots (18-3) into the second round Saturday against District 1 runner-up Garnet Valley, which defeated Harriton, 18-10, today. Boyertown, the District 1 sixth-p-lace finisher, closes at 19-7.
Carroll trailed, 5-4, midway through the first half until Flynn tied it and Sheila Johnson put her team ahead, 6-5. Maddie Lesher then added two straight goals to give the Pats am 8-5 lead.
The Bears later closed within 9-8 in the second half, but Hannah Schmitt scored twice to make it 12-9. But after Amanda Smith (five goals) drew Boyertown within 12-10, Carroll scored five unanswered goals to seize control.
Carroll had defeated the Pioneer Athletic Conference champion Bears, 16-13, early in the season.
“We heard they got a lot better so that made us come out with even more intensity,” said Hannah Schmitt. “We have been working on our (offensive) plays.”
The 11-time Catholic League champion Patriots have lost in the second round in each of the first two season of PIAA tourney play. Now they face a major challenge in Garnet Valley, a Central League quad-champion and the No. 2 ranked team in the state.
“We want to go farther than we have before,” said Hannah Schmitt.
Archbishop Carroll 19, Boyertown 14
Archbishop Carroll 8-11-19
Hannah Schmitt 5g
Natalie Schmitt 5g
Rachel Flynn 4g
Sheila Johnson 1g
Kerry Newby 1g
Sam Moore 1g
Maddie Lesher 2g
Devyn Heidelbaugh 2g
Kelly Furman 2g, 1a
Amanda Smith 5g
Rachel Engler 2g, 1a
Lauren Mengel 1g
Gabby Genuario 1g
Robyn Piviteau 1g, 1a
Lindsay Clinton 4 saves