By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/7/09
The Central League championship will be decided today when Radnor hosts Strath Haven at 3:45 p.m. If the Red Raiders (10-0 in league) win, they take a second straioght Central League crown with back-to-back undefeated seasons; a high accomplishment. If Strath Haven (9-1) wins, the Panthers tie Radnor for the top spot and Springfield-Delco (9-1) can make it a three-way tie by defeating host Ridley. This week’s Phillylacrosse.com Girls’ Rankings:
1. Radnor (16-0) – The Red Raiders are one win away from duplicating last year’s undefeated regular season and earning the No. 1 seed in the District 1 tournament. Last Week: No. 1.
2. Springfield-Delco (15-2) – The Cougars have come all the way back from a 1-2 start. Stay away from this team in the District 1 tourney. Last Week: No. 4.
3. Villa Maria Academy (14-1) – The Hurricanes, due to a coin flip, settled for the No. 2 seed in the Catholic Academies playoffs. They meet Mount St. Joseph today in the semifinals. Last Week: No. 6.
4. Strath Haven (14-2) – The Panthers have their shot today at a share of the Central League crown when they travel to No. 1 Radnor. Last Week: No. 8.
5. Unionville (14-2) – The Indians can win the Ches-Mont League (only one division this year) with a win at Henderson today. It won’t be easy. Last Week: No. 2.
6. North Penn (17-0) – The Maidens get much credit for finishing undefeated and taking the Suburban One Continental Conference title. Was their schedule too easy? We’ll find out in districts. Last Week: No. 5.
7. Bayard Rustin (14-2) – The Golden Knights close their regular season with a home game against West Chester East. They need Unionville to lose to have a shot at a co-championship in the Ches-Mont. Last Week: No. 3.
8. Episcopal Academy (16-4) – The Churchwomen can clinch the Inter-Ac League title by defeating Baldwin Friday and Notre Dame Tuesday. Last Week: No. 7.
9. Notre Dame (12-3) – The Fighting Irish have an Inter-Ac game at Springside Friday and then gear for a showdown against EA on Tuesday. Last week: No. 9.
10. Boyertown (15-1-1) – The Bears seek a sixth straight Pioneer Athletic Conference crown today when the meet Methacton at Spring-Ford High at 5 p.m. Las t week: NR.
Teams to watch: (in alphabetic order): Abington, Archbishop Carroll, Baldwin School Conestoga, Downingtown East, Downingtown West, Merion Mercy, Upper Dublin.
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