By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/7/12
Katrina Geiger would have gladly traded some of the nine goals she scored Friday for a victory.
But with the scoring outburst in a 15-13 non-league loss to visiting Downingtown East, the Haverford High senior reached the 300-goal plateau in her standout career. Geiger now has 302 overall.
Her 300th came halfway through the second half with her team trying to catch up to the Cougars, who got six goals of their own from Mckenzie Rafferty and four from Haley Nelson.
Geiger, signed with Loyola, now has 101 goals this year. Her team is 11-5 and has key Central League games this week with Strath Haven (Tuesday) and Harriton (Thursday) as it jockeys for a higher seed in the upcoming District 1 1 tournament.
“I want to thank my coaches and my mom (Kathleen Geiger, an assistant at Springfield-Delco), she’s practiced endless hours with me, helping me on my shot,” Geiger said. “I definitely wouldn’t be there without her.
“My teammates do unbelievable things and I would never be at this point without them.”
Downingtown East improved to 8-8 with the win.
Geiger is the second Philly girl to reach 300 goals in the past week. The Saturday before, Henderson senior Katleyn Fay hit 300 goals.
Geiger is hopeful her Fords can peak for the playoffs.
“I think we get caught up when one little mistake occurs and then we fall apart,” she said. “Yesterday (Friday) we fell apart. We have to play the entire game. We had close games with Conestoga and Radnor; we have to finish out. That’s what we need to do with Strath Haven and Harriton.”
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