By Anthony Caruso
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/12/15
TABERNACLE, N.J. – Kristen Berntsen scored in overtime to give LaxEDGE (PA) an exciting 8-7 victory today over Hotlanta (GA) in the 2017 championship game of the Girls Summer Slam at Seneca High.
“That was intense,” said Berntsen (Central Bucks South), who scored on a close-in shot. “I was shaking. I was so nervous that I was going to be in that situation out of all of our attackers. I’m really glad it ended up the way it did. Obviously, everyone is happy, and so am I.”
Her goal also gave LaxEDGE its first championship.
“This was a great weekend for our girls,” said LaxEDGE coach Kelly White. “I felt like since the beginning of our club season, we’ve given 100 percent.
“There isn’t just one person on this team that is caring. It’s truly a team effort as to the success we had, especially this weekend.”
With about a minute and a half remaining, Haley Gorke gave Hotlanta a 7-6 lead. But with just seconds remaining, Lax Edge’s Allison Fellicetti scored to force overtime with the score at 7-7.
“That’s the beautiful thing about this team,” Schumacher said of Fellicetti’s goal. “They’re getting to know each other, and are able to create things with one another for the opportunities that we had today.”
Hotlanta – which traveled more than 14 hours to reach New Jersey – scored five straight goals to seize the 7-6 lead. Haley Gorke and Elizabeth Blumthal scored twice and Katherine Gross had the other goal.
“Shout out to them for coming this far,” Berntsen said. “They made a far journey, but this definitely feels very good.”
2 goals – Allison Fellicetti
2 goals – Kristen Berntsen
1 goal – Mel Burian
1 goal – Kaitlyn Varilla
2 goals – Sydney Bachmayer
2 goals – Elizabeth Blumthal
2 goals – Haley Gorke
1 goal – Lauren Tennant
1 goal – Katherine Gross
1 goal – Jennifer Buckley