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Girls’ lacrosse: Springfield-Delco downs Archbishop Carroll, 14-13, by winning battle of draw controls

Saturday, 7th May 2011

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 5/7/11
Staff Report

Maddie Lynch scored four goals while Nathalie Basunga and Alex Poplawski each had three goals as host Springfield-Delco edged Archbishop Carroll, 14-13, today in a non-league game involving two teams ranked in the PA Media Rankings.

The Cougars – ranked No. 5 in the Media Rankings – improved to 13-2, while No. 2 Carroll fell to 12-3.

Courtney Kennedy added two goals for the Cougars while Rachel Charamella and Kate Ryan scored once each. Kristy Reid made eight saves.

The Cougars dominated the draw controls, 19-10, as Basunga had five draws, Kennedy four and Lynch four.

“The key to the game was draw controls,” said Springfield-Delco coach Keith Broome. “That was the difference. We were able to get the ball and keep it away from them.”

Carroll coach Lorraine Beers agreed: “The draw controls just killed us. They had the ball and we kept playing in the hole.”

Natalie Schmitt led Carroll with four goals and two assists while sister Hannah Schmitt added four goals and one assist and Rachel Flynn had three goals and an assist. Maddie Lesher and Kerry Newby scored once each.

Carroll went ahead 10-8 with three straight goals, but the Cougars scored a pair to tie, 10-10, and later forged ahead 14-11 with several minutes to pay before holding off a late charge.

Springfield-Delco 14, Archbishop Carroll 13
Archbishop Carroll 4-9-13
Springfield-Delco 5-9-14

Maddie Lynch 4g
Nathalie Basunga 3g
Alex Poplawski 3g, 1a
Courtney Kennedy 2g, 2a
Rachel Charamella 1g
Kate Ryan 1g
Kristy Reid 8 saves

Archbishop Carroll
Natalie Schmitt 4g. 2a
Hannah Schmitt 4g. 1a
Rachel Flynn 3g, 1a
Maddie Lesher 1g
Kerry Newby 1g
Sam Moore 1a
Nora McGeever 5 saves
Katie Boyle 2 saves

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