Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/22/13
It had been nine years since Archbishop Carroll had beaten Springfield-Delco in girls’ lacrosse.
So, today’s 11-8 victory over the Central League power was indeed a big victory for the Patriots (8-3).
“The girls really came together,” said Carroll coach Lorraine Beers. “The defense as a whole really stepped it up.”
The Patriots trailed, 7-5, at halftime, and allowed just one goal in the fourth period to the Cougars (9-2).
Taryn Deck, who had five goals, drew Carroll within 7-6 and Natalie Schmitt tied it, 7-7 before Deck put the Pats ahead with 14:53 to play. Ali Gormley tied it for Springfield, but Isabelle Schmitt put Carroll ahead to stay and Deck scored an insurance goal with 7:00 to play.
Junior goalie Sophia Cuzzupe was a standout for the Pats, posting 13 saves. Freshman Meghan Matey added two goals and Margaret Filippelli had a goal and an assist and superb defense along with Megan Santoleri and Sarah Jeffers.
Gormley, Alex Poplawski and Taylor DeBernardi each had two goals for the Cougars.
Archbishop Carroll 11, Springfield-Delco 8
Archbishop Carroll 5-6-11
Taryn Deck 5g
Natalie Schmitt 2g
Meghan Matey 2g
Margaret Filippelli 1g, 2a
Isabelle Schmitt 1g
Sophia Cuzzupe 13 saves
Ali Gormley 2g
Alex Poplawski 2g
Taylor DeBernardi 2g
Emily Santana 1g
Autumn Spence 1g