Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/11/13
The Mesa BaggataGirls 2017 won the championship at the Lehigh Women’s Lacrosse September Spectacular on Sunday at Lehigh University’s Ulrich Stadium.
The tournament – a competitive 7v7 contest featuring 20 teams in a “Queen of the Turf” format – was hosted by the Lehigh Women’s Lacrosse Team and Coach Jill Redfern. The event featured clinic instruction followed by a series of 7-minute small-sided games in quick succession in morning and afternoon sessions.
The BaggataGirls, the only team to finish the first session undefeated, made its way up the ladder to the championship court and held its spot all morning against determined opposition, including 3 games against a senior-laden CT Charger team and a hard fought victory against a fast and talented group of Lehigh commits that finished the morning session 7-1.
After lunch, the BaggataGirls started strong but faltered in two consecutive losses after again reaching the championship court. Faced with adversity, tired legs and an uphill fight, the team refused to become unglued by the setbacks, dug deep and responded. They battled their way back to the championship court, winning an OT Braveheart to get there, and held on to win the pool, which required an OT Braveheart victory over a second strong team of Lehigh commits and prospects in the pool championship game.
That set up a title match with the CT Chargers, which featured several Division I signees. With a small crowd of teams, coaches and spectators watching the showdown, the BaggataGirls pulled out a 3-2 victory to earn the Queen of the Turf mantle.
The team played a total of 18 games with one substitute and showed heart and hustle all day, finishing 16-2. Members of the Mesa BaggataGirls 2017 team included Krya Myers (Goalie/Wissahickon), Scottie Rose Growney (Conestoga), Liz Scott (Conestoga), Olivia Duarte (Caravel, DE), Elisabeth Ingersoll (Conestoga), Maddie Little (Conestoga), Sam McGee (Abington) and Maddie Sjoholm (Abington). The team is coached by Scott Growney and Jason McGee. Lauren Molina and Nikki Isdaner, both sophomores on the Lehigh Women’s team, helped coach the BaggataGirls squad during the tournament.