Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/29/15
Hannah Proctor scored the game-winner in overtime as Radnor defeated Suffern (N.Y.), 10-8, today in Hilton Head, S.C., to complete a two-game sweep of two nationally-ranked teams.
The Raiders (3-0) had downed Milton (GA), 9-8, on Saturday. Milton is ranked No. 12 in the STEPS Lacrosse North America Rankings; hard-luck Suffern, which also fell to Milton, 11-10, on Friday, is No. 7. The new rankings come out Monday, and Radnor, which also downed Garnet Valley in its Central League opener, figures to make its debut.
Radnor actually held an 8-4 lead late in the game when the Mounties (0-2), who reached the New York Class A semifinals last year, reeled off four straight goals. Dana Gisonno (three goals) tied it with a free position with 12 seconds left and goalie 2016 Mikaila Chesseman (Penn) made a key save to preserve the tie and send it into overtime as the clock was running out.
But in OT, Proctor (Notre Dame) took a feed off a double-teamed Reilly Masterson (Penn State) to put her team up, 9-8. Emily Games (two goals) scored into an open net to seal it.
Jordan Drab (Rutgers) added two goals and two assists for Suffern.
“We’re very excited,” said Radnor senior defender Lindsay Frumer (Dartmouth). “It definitely feels good to work for something and get reward from it, but I think we’re more excited for the Central League games to come.”
How did Radnor get its emotions under control after losing the big lead at the end of regulation.
“Our coaches really kept us pumped up, and we knew just had to give it our all for the last 6 minutes,” said Frumer.
“I’m really proud of how our teams been playing but even though winning is great, we’re taking it day by day because we still have a lot of room to improve.”
Frumer said the Radnor defense has come together quickly.
“I have to give a big shout out to our coach, Kelly Barnes,” said Frumer of the former St. Joseph’s assistant, Georgetown All-American and Radnor grad. “She’s been awesome working with us on our fundamentals and teaching us how important trust is within a defense.”
Proctor said Radnor came out strong after a 3-3 first half.
“We came out in the second half with a lot of intensity and focus, which we carried through to overtime to come out with the win,” she said. “It was a great team effort overall.”
The game-winner? “Reilly Masterson had a really great drive from up top where she drew a double team, so I slid into the open space and Reilly passed to me,” Procter said.
Hannah Proctor 2g, 1a
Reilly Masterson 2g, 2a
Fallon Quinn 1g
Emily Games 2g
Katie Quinn 1g
Abby Lord 1g
Megan Massimino 1g
Lindsey Frumer, Defense, 2015
Maddie Lally saves – 6
Caitlin Leary 1g
Dana Gisonno 3g
Ali Iodice 1g, 1a
Jordan Drab 2g, 2a
Elizabeth Trojan 1g
Hannah Newman 1a
Mikaila Cheeseman 6 saves