By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/2/13
BOYDS, Md. – The Pennsylvania high school girls’ team opened with two wins Monday the Brine National Lacrosse Classic Monday here at the Maryland Soccerplex.
Pennsylvania – last year’s runner-up – routed the West, 17-6, and then claimed a hard-fought 6-3 win over a strong Washington D.C. club.
Harley Barrett (2015, Perkiomen Valley) made nine saves in a standout performance against D.C. Barrett, a two year starter and First Team All-Pioneer Athletic Conference pick this year, is the team’s only goalie.
“Our other goalie is from California and could not get her plane ticket,” said Barrett. “They told me I would be the only goalie this morning.
“The whole team has been great helping me out. The defense is getting in front and slowing shots down. I like the girls and we all work well together. We are having fun. We’re building our confidence going into the next few games.”
Corrie Anderson (2014 attack, Hershey) led Pennsylvania with four goals in the win over West and two more against Washington D.C. Kira Gensler (2014 midfielder, Spring-Ford) had three goals while Emily Digiorgio (2015 midfielder, Downingtown West) and Jordan Wood (2016 attack, Charter of Wilmington) each had two against the West.
Pennsylvania plays Long Island (1-0-1) today at 10 a.m. in a key Pool B contest.
Team New Jersey (Pool B) went 1-1.
The Pennsylvania boys went 1-1 on Monday, falling to New England North, 8-4, and then bouncing back with a 6-4 win over Carolina. Connor Howell (2015 attackman, Wilson-West Lawn) had two goals to lead the attack and goalies Shane Silk (2015, Susquehannock) and Bryce Womack (2014, Perkiomen Valley) excelled in the cage.
“I think in the first game we were still trying to see everyone’s strengths and weaknesses,” said Howell. “It was a tough game, one that we could have won.
“But we bounced back this (Carolina) game. The offense started clicking and the defense was strong, and the goalies were strong. We are looking forward to playing (Tuesday).
“I see a lot of coaches around. I see some I have talked to before.”
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The two-time defending champion PA girls started off strong, downing Syracuse, 10-6, and Florida, 12-3. New Jersey also looked strong with wins over New Jersey Alabama, 14-2, and Washington D.C., 9-4