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Scholastic roundup: Great Valley girls win; Top boys’ teams fall

Sunday, 30th March 2008

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/30/08

Emily Ellisen scored five goals and had an assists and Keelin Hood contributed four goals and two assists to spark visiting Great Valley to a 19-2 rout of Penncrest Saturday in non-league girls’ lacrosse.

The Patriots (2-0) were ranked fourth in the first Top 10 Poll by, while the Lions (1-2) were 10th.

Colleen O’Malley had three goals for Great Valley and Haley Sheehan and Jasmine Colombel had two goals and an assist each while Kim Wenger contributed a goal and three assists. Brittany Greaves, Caroline Dodds and Sara McBride had one goal each and Steph Berger recorded three saves in goal.

Kristina Hahn was a standout on defense for Great Valley, making several stops and groundball controls. Caroline Moore and Patrice Coleman scored for Penncrest and Colleen Doherty made 10 stops.

The Patriots face a major test Tuesday when they host sixth-ranked Radnor.

In boys’ games:

Three of the top four teams in the Scholastic Boys’ Poll suffered tough losses against out-of-state teams Saturday.

No. 1 Haverford School, fresh off a key 7-5 triumph over Loyola Blakefield (Md.), the top-ranked team in the country by Inside Lacrosse, dropped an 11-8 decision at Gilman School (Md.).

The Fords held a 4-1 halftime lead and even stretched it to 5-1 early in the third period, but the Greyhounds scored the next five goals and took control of the game. Haverford got two goals each from Kurt Watkinson and Morgan Young and 13 saves from Dan Wigrizer. The Fords, ranked 19th by Inside Lacrosse, fell to 4-1 and fifth-ranked Gilman is 7-0.

Malvern Prep, No. 2 in the poll, suffered a 6-5 loss to McDonogh (Md.). The Friars, who two goals from Matt Mackrides and two assists from Chris Layne, fall to 4-1; McDonogh is 7-1.

Meanwhile, defending state champion Downingtown East dropped a 7-4 decision at West Genesee (N.Y.), the No. 2 team according to Inside Lacrosse and the No. 3 team in the country last year according to The Cougars are 2-2 and ranked fourth by; West Genesee was playing its opener.



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