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PA Express finished second at Vail Shootout; claimed big win over Colorado power

Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

Categories Club, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/22/13

A team of 16 PA Express players’ representing the Express 2014 Orange and the Express 2014 Blue teams placed second in the Girls’ U19 Division at the 41st annual Vail Shootout during the July 4 Weekend.

PA Express Soilver medalists - Back row Left to Right -  Coach Jen O'Donnell, Caroline Ambrogi (Downingtown East), McKenna Coyle (Kennett), Jillian Zubilaga (Unionville), Madison Dishman (Spring Ford), Katie O'Donnell (Henderson), Charlotte Berg (Unionville), Rachel Hughes (Unionville), Nicole Baretta (Downingtown East) Coach Kevin J. Ryan; Front row, from left)  Kylie Riddell (Bishop Shanahan), Devin Hassinger (Owen J. Roberts), Sara Loudermilch (Henderson), Maddy Lawton (Downingtown East), Victoria DiGiocobbe (Notre Dame), Finley Sutton (Unionville), Morgan McManus (Downingtown East), Haleigh Wurzel (Downingtown East).

PA Express Soilver medalists – Back row Left to Right – Coach Jen O’Donnell, Caroline Ambrogi (Downingtown East), McKenna Coyle (Kennett), Jillian Zubilaga (Unionville), Madison Dishman (Spring Ford), Katie O’Donnell (Henderson), Charlotte Berg (Unionville), Rachel Hughes (Unionville), Nicole Baretta (Downingtown East) Coach Kevin J. Ryan; Front row, from left) Kylie Riddell (Bishop Shanahan), Devin Hassinger (Owen J. Roberts), Sara Loudermilch (Henderson), Maddy Lawton (Downingtown East), Victoria DiGiocobbe (Notre Dame), Finley Sutton (Unionville), Morgan McManus (Downingtown East), Haleigh Wurzel (Downingtown East).

The Express stunned second seed Colorado 180 beating them 12-8 despite the obvious advantage the Colorado team enjoyed by reason of the familiarity with the elevation (8,000+ feet!). Click here for an article on the championship game, with comments on Team HLA coach Kathy Jenkins praising PA Express.

PA Express, featuring all underclassmen, fell to defending champion Team Heather Leigh Albert in the finals.

Express midfielders Devin Hassinger (Owen J. Roberts), Nicole Barretta (Downingtown East), Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) were named to the All Vail Shootout team.


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