By Nelson Coffin
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/13/14
TOWSON, Md. – Shayna Pirreca (Mt. Sinai-NY, Florida) had three goals and two assists and earned MVP honors to lead the North to an 18-11 victory over the South Saturday night in the Under Armour Senior Girls’ All-American game at Towson University.
“It was so different from high school, there was such a quick pace,” said Pirreca. “We just tried to stay composed. We knew we had to stay strong.”
Kenzie Kent (Noble & Greenough-MA, Boston College) scored four goals for the North and Isabella O’Connor (Notre Dame Academy-MA, Florida) added three goals and an assist while Madison Crutchfield (St. Paul’s-NH, Duke) had two goals, three groundballs and a caused turnover. Emily Stein (Darien-CT, Northwestern) added two goals.
North defender Hilary Lemonick (Harriton-PA, Cornell) said it was fun playing at this level. Lemonick was joined by Harriton teammate Melina Avery (Syracuse), the winning goalie with two saves, and midfielder Marie McCool (Moorestown-NJ, North Carolina), who had one groundball.
“It’s a privilege to be around the best players,” Lemonick said. “All of us are just so competitive, but for this game in a fun and relaxed way.
“Everybody here is bigger, faster and stronger. It’s more of a physical game than anything we played in high school.”
For the South, Amanda Ignacio (Mount de Sales-MD, Georgetown) had three goals and two assists while Megan Whittle (McDonogh-MD, Maryland) and Shelby Scanlin (Cardinal Gibbons-NC, Maryland) each tallied two goals.
North All-Amer Girls (7-2) vs. South All-Amer Girls (2-7)
Date: Jul 12, 2014 Location: Towson, Md. Stadium: Unitas Stadium
Attendance:4412 Start time:7:30 PM End time:9:00 PM Total time:1:30
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 Tot
North All-Amer Girls 12 6 – 18
South All-Amer Girls 5 6 – 11
North All-Amer Girls SCORING: GOALS: Kenzie Kent 4; Shayna Pirreca 3; Isabella O’Connor 3; Emily Stein 2; Madison Crutchfield 2; Kyra Harney 1; Ela Hazar 1; Allie Pavinelli 1; Marie McCool 1.
ASSISTS: Shayna Pirreca 2; Bridget Curran 1; Kyra Harney 1; Ela Hazar 1; Kaitlyn Montalbano 1; Isabella O’Connor 1.
South All-Amer Girls SCORING: GOALS: Amanda Ignacio 3; Megan Whittle 2; Shelby Scanlin 2; CeCe Finney 1; Kelly Myers 1; Taylor Hensh 1; Kacie Longo 1.
ASSISTS: Amanda Ignacio 2; Corinne Wessels 1.
North All-Amer Girls GROUND BALLS 24: Madison Crutchfield 3; Ella Hogan 2; Bridget Curran 1; Kyra Harney 1; Olivia Harpel 1; Ela Hazar 1; Daniela Kelly 1; Kenzie Kent 1; Marie McCool 1; Isabella O’Connor 1; Allie Pavinelli 1; Shayna Pirreca 1; Emily Stein 1.
South All-Amer Girls GROUND BALLS 15: Jackie Perry 2; Mary Claire Byrne 1; Molly Cobb 1; Sophie Davidson 1; Taylor Hensh 1; Olivia Mikkelsen 1; Kelly Myers 1.
North All-Amer Girls TURNOVERS CAUSED 6: Ella Hogan 2; Madison Crutchfield 1; Kyra Harney 1; Daniela Kelly 1; Neena Merola 1. South All-Amer Girls TURNOVERS CAUSED 1: Sophie Davidson 1.
SHOTS – North All-Amer Girls 32; South All-Amer Girls 21.
SHOTS ON GOAL – North All-Amer Girls 28; South All-Amer Girls 14.
TURNOVERS – North All-Amer Girls 16; South All-Amer Girls 21.
DRAW CONTROLS – North All-Amer Girls 17; South All-Amer Girls 14.
CLEARS – North All-Amer Girls 11-17; South All-Amer Girls 10-16.
GOALIES – NORTH: Melina Woon Avery (25:00 minutes, 8 shots-2 saves, 6 GA) , Rebecca Van Laeken W (25:00, 6-1, 5); SOUTH: Olivia Cole L (25:00, 17-5, 12) , Gussie Johns (25:00, 11-5, 6).
Start time: 7:30 PM Finish time: 9:00 PM Length of game: 1:30
Officials:. Scorer: Thomas Cason.
MVP: Shayna Pirreca (Mount Sinai, N.Y./Mount Sinai/Florida)