Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/9/19
Courtesy of SuburbanOneSports.com
Ellie Hughes made 14 saves and Abington defeated host Wissahickon, 11-10, Wednesday to finish its Suburban One American Conference championship with a perfect 9-0 mark.
“It feels great to win the league undefeated,” Abington coach Mary Elizabeth Klepper said. “The team deserves it and has worked so hard all season for this moment.
“We have played as a TEAM, with everyone contributing. Our motto is relentless, and that’s exactly how the girls play.”
Abington (15-2 overall) opened up a 6-3 halftime lead and went on top 10-4 before the Trojans responded.
Wissahickon went on 6-0 runs to tie the game with 10 with 54 seconds remaining in regulation. The Ghosts’ Kaley Ehnow (2G, 1A) won it with 21 seconds remaining to earn the win.
“Wissahickon beat us on the draw and was able to come up with it in the last couple of minutes when they were making a comeback,” Klepper said. “Ellie Hughes came up with huge saves and kept us in this game and secured the win.
“I am not sure if knowing we already won our league impacted how we played. We learn from the game and get ready for Radnor first (on Friday), and then playoffs. I try to preach staying in the moment and staying present, especially since heading into the playoffs, we need to take care of one game at a time.”
Abby Thomas led the Ghosts with four goals while Maddie Hinkle added three goals and one assist. Grace Hinkle and Shea Gormley each had one goal. Jamira Mashore had a pair of assists while Abby Johnson and Kelly McCallister both had one assist.
For the Trojans (12-5, 6-3), Sam Intrieri scored her 200th career goal and had five on Wednesday. She has 203 overall.
Abby Degroat (8 draw controls) and Emma Baker (six dras) stood out on the circle.
“(We were) playing hard until the end and won the last draw and stormed down the field,” coach Rob Intrieri said. “(We) had an eight-meter shot that went wide and another eight-meter shot that was stopped with less than one second remaining in the game.”
Sam Intrieri said: “It was very exciting to reach 200 goals and share the excitement with my teammates. It would have been nice to get the win, but our team just never quits. This is the most wins we’ve had in our high school careers and we still have more to go.”