Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/8/13
Two Central League rivals will meet for the PIAA girls’ lacrosse championship today when Harriton faces Radnor at noon.
Rundown of the game:
PIAA Girls’ championship
Harriton vs. Radnor, HersheyPark Stadium, noon (Live blog on Phillylacrosse.com, tape delay, Pennsylvania Cable Network, 4 p.m.)
The matchups: Harriton (24-2) is ranked No. 2 by Phillylacrosse.com and No. 15 nationally by TopLaxRecruits.com. The Rams shared the Central League title with Radnor, Strath Haven and Springfield-Delco and won the District 1 title. They advanced to the finals by handling District 3’s Manheim Township, 15-8. Radnor (20-4) is ranked No. 3 by Phillylacrosse.com, shared the Central League title and advanced to the finals with a 19-9 victory over District 7’s Peters Township.
The PIAA history: Radnor won the first two PIAA titles, in 2009 and 2010. Harriton is making its first title game appearance.
This year’s last meetings: Harriton downed Radnor, 10-9 in the regular season and clipped the Red Raiders, 15-6, in the District 1 semifinals.
The coaches: Harriton – George Dick is in his sixth year and has a record of 101-33. Radnor – Brooke Fritz is in her third year and has a 55-15 record.
Key players: Harriton is led by Senior All-American Caleigh Foust (playing field hockey at Virginia), junior HM AA goalie Melina Avery (Syracuse), junior defender Hilary Lemonick (Cornell), senior defender Alison Tepper, junior midfielder Katie Melvin, junior attack Julia Marks and sophomore midfielders Jane and Maura Henderson. The team is without junior AA midfielder Sabrina Tabasso (Loyola), who broke her foot in the district title game win over Springfield-Delco.
Radnor is led by senior HM AA Taylor Quinn (Columbia), senior midfielder Shannon Quinn (William & Mary), senior defender Lyndsey Britton (Georgetown), senior goalie Grace Collins (Michigan), senior midfielder Abby Junior (William & Mary), senior defender Brooke Pancoast (Michigan) and junior midfielder Sara Curley (Dartmouth).