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Suburban One girls’ lacrosse roundup: Hatboro-Horsham tops Souderton; North Penn clinches crown

Friday, 6th May 2011

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/6/11
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Two days removed from a heartbreaking 11-9 loss to North Penn which ended its Suburban One Continental Conference title hopes, Hatboro-Horsham defeated Souderton, 22-11, Thursday in girls’ lacrosse.

“Basically, we were all just trying to get past the North Penn game,” junior Courtnee Daley said. “We just had our heads focused in on the game. We wanted come out fast and score right away. We know they’re a very fast team.”

If the Indians were fast, the Hatters were faster, winning the draw regularly and turning those draw controls into goals. It was a far cry from their loss to North Penn when they struggled on the draw.

“We worked in practice on getting the draw – what we have to do to box out and how we really have to start working on it and having plays,” Daley said. “Obviously, North Penn is a very good team and knew what to do on the draws.

“We had to incorporate what they did to help us get the draw, and we displayed that today. We made quick passes right away and had someone down on attack in the right spots. We just really showed our speed right off the draw, and that helps.”

The Hatters opened up a quick 5-2 lead, but Souderton made it a one-goal game (6-5). The Hatters responded with a 6-0 run and took a 14-7 lead into halftime.

“They started coming back, and our coach said – we can’t let this happen again, and we started getting draws again and we just played smarter with the ball,” Daley said in reference to the Hatters’ early-season 15-14 win that saw the Indians rally from a five-goal deficit late to make it a one-goal game.

The Hatters scored early in the second half, and they were once again off and running, opening up a 17-7 lead before the Indians trimmed it to 17-11. The rest of the game belonged to the Hatters.

“We knew today would be a tough game, and we just were surprised when we were up by so much,” Daley said. “We were expecting a harder game, but we were really happy with the way we played.”

Daley had five goals and five assists in a huge offensive performance. Katie McKay also had five goals. Lizzy Carry had four goals and two assists while Nicole Beck had four goals and six assists. Julie McKay had two goals and two assists, and Rachel Rausa had two goals.

Hatboro goalie Jackie Giovanazzo was credited with 13 saves.

Council Rock South 15, Neshaminy 1

The Golden Hawks were impressive in their big win over the Redskins, opening up a 10-1 halftime lead and then shutting the Redskins out in the second half.

In Thursday’s win, Jamie Damirgian led the Golden Hawks with four goals and one assist. Christine Besselman contributed three goals and three assists while Becca Cocco and Gabi Rosenfeld both added a pair of goals. Chipping in one goal each were Mollie Sheehy (one assist) and Kiera McGovern. Leanne Hurley added an assist.

The Golden Hawks lost several players to injuries, but other players have come off the bench to contribute.

With the win, the Golden Hawks improved to 2-5 in league play.

North Penn 17, Central Bucks West 2

Winning never gets old. Just ask any member of a Maiden squad that captured sole possession of its fourth consecutive conference crown as a result of Thursday’s big Senior Night win.

Hauck led the Maidens with five goals and one assist. Junior Brenda McDermott added four goals and two assists. Senior Garrie Grenfell contributed the hat trick, and Steph Knauer had a pair of goals. Scoring one goal were Laura Delongis, Hannah Young and Rachel Shaw (one assist). Freshman Kaitlin Suzuki had a pair of assists.

In Thursday’s win, the Maidens jumped out to a 9-0 halftime lead and upped that lead to 13-0 before West’s Tara Shugars scored at the 10:17 mark to break up North Penn’s shutout bid.

Stover, who had some big stops, was credited with six saves in goal.

The Maidens have not lost a game in league play since 2008, meaning this year’s senior class does not know what it feels like to lose a league game.

West goalie Maddie Mulligan turned away 14 shots. Jessica Circuit scored the Bucks’ second goal.

The Maidens improved to 11-0 in league play (16-1 overall).

Upper Dublin 15, Wissahickon 6

The Flying Cardinals sprinted to a 9-2 halftime lead on their way to the convincing win over their archrival as they effectively defended an American Conference title they owned.

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

For the Trojans, Maddie Sharp had a pair of goals, and Laura Frankenfield had one goal and three assists. Emily Croke, Jackie Hibbs and Alex Smith each contributed single goals.

Upper Dublin goalie Anna Lauer turned away eight shots, and Wissahickon’s Jess Scannapieco had 14 saves.

Next week, the Flying Cardinals will be tested to the limit with a pair of non-league games against Conestoga and Springfield (Delco) sandwiched around their Senior Night game against Upper Merion.

As a result of the win, the Flying Cardinals upped their record to 11-0 in league play (13-1 overall). The Trojans are 9-2 in league play (9-6 overall).

Cheltenham 18, Upper Moreland 10

Maddie Brunk scored five goals to lead the Lady Panthers, who jumped out to a 13-1 halftime lead and never looked back. Olivia Dudo (one assist), Rachel McManus (one assist), Emily Hawkins and Caroline Szczepanek each scored two goals. Allison Hawkins (one assist), Madison Coyne (one assist), Aly Liss, Sammie McManus and Skye Wallas each added one goal. Steena Chanthagath and Gabby Szczepanek both had one assist.

For the Golden Bears, Kathryn Brunner contributed the hat trick. Maddie Mauro added two goals and two assists, and Lily Sgro also had two goals. Amanda Nowell had one goal and two assists, and Alexa Schuck and Brandi Weaver both scored single goals. Alyssa Wasson had one assist to close out the scoring.

Steena Chanthagath recorded three saves in goal for the Lady Pantehrs while Emma Joyce and Jess Avanzato both had three saves for the Golden Bears.

Pennsbury 8, Central Bucks East 7

Sparked by the four-goal, one-assist effort of senior Liz Cowley, the Falcons won their second one-goal game of the week when they edged the Patriots in non-league action on Thursday. Joy Hopkins added a pair of goals, and Kelsy Gumbert and Becca Radzinski both scored one goal. Taylor Hickman contributed a pair of assists, and Maddie Jones had one assist.

Eyre finished the game with nine saves.

The Falcons – who defeated Wissahickon on Monday by one goal but fell to Council Rock North on Tuesday by double digits – were coming off a loss to Central Bucks South on Friday in a game that saw them let a lead slip away.

With the win, the Falcons improved to 8-3 overall.

For the Patriots, Jamie Burns scored four goals, and teammate Carrie Gillen, Carolyn Remmey and Sam Axenroth each scored single goals. Lauren Wick and Mary Kate Schwartz both contributed an assist. East goalie Madi Steuber turned away 11 shots.

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