Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/21/13
The BaggataGirls earned another small-side tournament victory on Sunday, edging a Villanova house team in the championship game, 4-3, to win the high school division at the Villanova 5v5 Tournament.
The Villanova University Women’s Team hosted the event at Villanova Stadium as a fundraiser for the Villanova program. The tournament featured a 5v5 clinic conducted by Head Coach Julie Shaner Young.
The BaggataGirls, a group of mostly middle school players, finished 9-0-1 in pool play to earn the first seed position in the playoff round. The team beat After Shock, the Wildcats (a squad comprised of juniors committed to Villanova) and Reebok (a group consisting of mostly sophomores and juniors from Maryland and New Jersey), in that order, to claim the title.
In the championship game, the BaggataGirls jumped out to a 3 goal lead and had to hold off a furious charge by Team Reebok in the waning seconds of the 7 minute contest. Twenty teams participated in the high school division in total.
It was the second tournament win in a row for the BaggataGirls. The team won the title in the high school division two weeks ago at the Hawk Eye 5v5 Lacrosse Festival, hosted by the St. Joseph’s University Women’s Lacrosse Team. There they edged the incoming Lady Hawk recruits on total points.
Playing for the BaggataGirls were Liz Scott (TE Middle School), Samantha McGee (Abington Junior High), Maddie Little (Valley Forge Middle School), Elisabeth Ingersoll (TE Middle School), Jules Horning/Goalie (Conestoga), and Scottie Rose Growney (TE Middle School). The team is coached by Scott Growney and Jason McGee.