Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/14/14
Team Philly advanced to the semifinals of the Under Armour Girls Underclass Tournament, losing to eventual champion Baltimore 15-7 Sunday at Towson University.
Philadelphia recorded its best finish in the history of the event, defeating South (20-9), New Jersey (7-6), and West (10-9) in pool play while dropping one game to Long Island, 14-4.
“Under Armour is a really great event,” Philly Head Coach Jenny Duckenfield said. “The girls get to play with some of the best girls in our region against some of the best players in the country. It is fun to see the different styles of play.”
Leading scorers for team Philly were Dakota Pastore (Sommerville High School, NJ, 12g), Caroline Wakefield (Centerville High School, VA, 9g), and Hannah Keating (Agnes Irwin 2016 9g). Emily Matthewson (Garnet Valley 2016) recorded seven points with four assists and three goals. Julia Hondros (Episcopal Academy 2016) contributed fourteen draw controls and defender Kate White (Agnes Irwin 2016) picked up nine ground balls and caused six turnovers.
In goal, Ali Kothari (The Shipley School 2015) made fourteen saves, made three interceptions and caused two turnovers. Mia Tornetta (Great Valley High School 2017) stopped nineteen shots, picked up four ground balls and caused two turnovers.
Defender Sarah Platt (Agnes Irwin 2016, 2gb, 3dc, 1ct) and midfielder Hondros (Episcopal Academy 2016, 3g, 2a, 15dc, 3gb) were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Duckenfield was assisted on the sidelines by Amy Orcutt (Conestoga High School) and Pam Wernersbach (Boyertown High School).
“I am proud of our girls and their efforts this weekend,” said Duckenfield. “We had a great group with some nice chemistry. I think we represented Philadelphia lacrosse well.”