Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/14/15
Junior Hannah Keating fired a season-high nine goals on 10 shots to lead Agnes Irwin over Baldwin 20-9, today to clinch the school’s first Inter-Ac League outright title in over 20 years.
With the win, the Owls (20-1, 11-1) claim their first outright title since 1994, after earning a share of the conference title in 2006 and 2014.
“I am so excited for our girls. This has been an amazing season. We have learned so much from each other on this journey,” said Jenny Duckenfield, Agnes Irwin head coach. “The kids earned this and truly, I could not be more proud of them.”
Junior captain Laura Pansini recorded six points on three goals and three assists. Sophomore Lila Barker scored three goals and added an assist and freshman Maria Pansini added two goals and an assist. Keating and classmate Emily Fryer combined for 10 draw controls and junior captain Kate White scooped up four ground balls and caused three turnovers.
“Everyone got a chance to play and share in this,” said Duckenfield. “We won it together, and the younger players have done a great job with the leadership of our upperclassmen.”
Agnes Irwin is ranked No. 8 in the STEPS Philadelphia Rankings.
“It’s been a great year for the teams from Philly and to see their success in the national rankings,” said Duckenfield, noting that Conestoga and Radnor are also ranked in the Top 10. “We have been cheering on all the teams that have gotten ranked this year.”
Marissa McGarrey led Baldwin with four goals and two caused turnovers.
Agnes Irwin 20, Baldwin School 10
AIS 11 9 – 20
Baldwin 3 7 – 10
Lila Barker 3g, 1a
Kristin Burnetta 1g, 5a
Olivia Carey 1g, 2a
Emma Hill 1g
Hannah Keating 9g, 1a
Laura Pansini 3g, 3a
Maria Pansini 2g, 1a
Hailey Andress 5 saves, 2gb, 1 interception
Ali Thaler – 2g, 3dc
Eliza Mantelmacher – 2g, 1dc
Izzy Schaeffer – 1gb, 1dc
Ive Gonzalez – 1g, 1a, 1gb, 1dc
Marissa McGarrey – 4g, 2ct
Myla Barnett – 1g, 1gb
Eliza Thaler – 1ct, 1gb, 1dc
Carrie Schaeffer – 3gb, 3ct
Abby Andrews – 2gb, 1ct, 1dc
Shayna Silverman – 8 saves
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