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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from April 28 (girls’/women’s)

Tuesday, 28th April 2020

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, High School  

This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in lacrosse history), Posted 4/28/20

4/28/09 – Girls’ wrap: Notre Dame edges Baldwin; Episcopal Acad., Penn Charter earn Inter-Ac League wins, Posted 4/28/09

Katie Blumenthal scored four goals and Maggie Corcoran had three goals and two assists as host Notre Dame edged Baldwin School, 15-14, today in Inter-Ac League girls’ lacrosse.

Megan McCullough contributed three caused turnovers and four draw controls to lead the defense as the Fighting Irish (9-3, 3-2) avenged a 19-14, early-season loss to the Beats (8-2, 4-2). Baldwin entered play ranked No. 8 in the PA Media Rankings.

Sloan Warren paced Baldwin with eight goals and two assists and Maggie Mae Shields added five goals and one assist. Stephanie Salvitti also scored for the Bears and Ali Pedersen made eight saves.

Episcopal Academy 17, Springside School 9

Megan Spagnola had three goals and two assists and Avery Curley added three goals and an assist and Kelley Moore contributed two goals and four assists as EA (13-4, 7-0) coasted to the Inter-Ac win.

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4/28/10 – Wednesday’s girls’ roundup: Great Valley remains undefeated, tops Downingtown East, Posted 4/28/10

Colleen O’Malley had six goals and an assist and Jess Nawojski added two goals and two assists as visiting Great Valley defeated Downingtown East, 9-5, in Ches-Mont League girls’ lacrosse Wednesday.

The win improved the Patriots’ mark to 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the Ches-Mont.

Kelly Devlin led the Cougars with two goals and one assist.

Pottstown 16, Phoenixville 5

Kasey Mock had six goals and for assists Amanda Krok had three goals and three assists to lead the Trojans.

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4/28/11 – Thursday’s girls’ high school roundup: Radnor edges Haverford High, 15-14; D-town East routs D-town West, Posted 4/28/11

Radnor survived a major scare today to remain undefeated in the Central League as Taryn Deck scored five goals to spark a 15-14 come-from-behind triumph over Haverford High.

Kristen Norden and Amelie Yeager each scored twice and Annie Woehling made 13 saves as the Red Raiders erased a 13-10 deficit with five unanswered goals late in the game and improved to 7-0 in the league and 10-1 overall.

Katrina Geiger led the Fords with seven goals and Jill Root added three goals and an assist.

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4/28/11 – Women’s lacrosse: Young twins (Villa Maria Ac.), Gennaro (A. Carroll) help Navy top Lehigh in Patriot League semifinals, Posted 4/28/11
From Press Releases

The third-seeded Navy women’s lacrosse team (13-5) knocked off second-seeded Lehigh (10-7) to advance to its third straight Patriot League Championship game on Thursday night at Tyler’s Field in Hamilton, N.Y.

Navy will now play No. 1 Colgate on Saturday at 3:00 pm. Top-seeded Colgate beat American, 15-14, in triple overtime in the other Patriot League semifinal on Thursday.

Navy is looking for back-to-back Patriot League titles in just its fourth season of varsity play. Saturday’s game against Colgate will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network. Navy defeated Colgate, 14-11, earlier this season.

Navy and Lehigh met for the second time in the past six days, after the Mids suffered a 15-13 defeat on the last weekend of the regular season.

“It was really tough coming off the loss to Lehigh last week and losing the chance to host the tournament,” Navy head coach Cindy Timchal (Haverford High) said. “But we became resilient and we focused in on good team defense and Michelle [Verbeeck] really stepped it up in goal tonight. We knew how tough Lehigh is so we had to put together a really great offensive and defensive scheme and our team played great tonight.”

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4/28/12 – Marple Newtown’s 1987 undefeated girls’ state championship team reunites today for 25-year anniversary, Posted 4/28/12

The 1987 Marple Newtown High girls’ lacrosse team will celebrate its undefeated season and District 1 championship today with a special 25-year reunion when the Tigers host Avon Grove at 10 a.m. in a non-league girls’ game.

The 1987 Marple Newtown champs: Front Row from left : Amy Reese, Susan Trimble, Cynthia Mathes, Susan Cook, Sandy Taylor, Jen Stopper Middle Row from left:: Mary Kay Orcutt, Jamie Shulman, Beth Carbo, Carey Videon, Joann Summy, Karen Boyd Back Row from left: Coach JoAnn Yusko, Tara Lauria, Kelly McGuigan, Monica DiCandilo, Tracey Kinsley, Meghan Mulqueen, Laurie Raezer, Crista Mathes

The 1987 squad, coached by JoAnn Yusko, defeated Central League rival Radnor in the district championship game.

Many of the players from the 1987 team and head coach Jo Ann Yusko will return to Marple Newtown to celebrate the anniversary of the perfect dream season. They also will present a custom-made bench and plaque to Carolyn Firkser, head coach of the 2012 Tigers.

According to a DelcoTimes article written by Harry Chaykun, also a staff writer for, 10 of the 12 starting players from the 1987 Marple Newtown team played lacrosse at Division I schools. Cynthia (Mathes) Howard was captain of the University of Virginia team that won the 1991 NCAA title, and her sister, Boo (Mathes) Shanks, also was a member of UVA’s 1991 team and was tournament MVP when Virginia again claimed the national crown in 1993, Chaykun reported.

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4/28/12 – Katie Samson girls’ lacrosse: Undefeated Great Valley handles Notre Dame Academy

By Michael Sorenson, Posted 4/28/12

Great Valley kicked off the 12th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival this morning at Radnor by proving why it is one of the top-ranked teams in the state and the country.

The Patriots improved to 13-0 by toppling Inter-Ac League power Notre Dame, 18-7., behind five multiple-goal scorers. Brittany Edwards paced the Patriots with six tallies.

The contest looked to be evenly matched at the beginning, with the teams trading leads for the first 10 minutes. Great Valley, however, took the lead for good when sophomore attack Edwards scored at 14:46 of the first half.

That goal was part of an 11-0 run, capped by Ali Karwoski’s goal at 15:10 that made it 12-2. The spurt was broken by a goal from Notre Dame junior attack Nora McCallion at 18:59.

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4/28/13 – Women’s lacrosse: Holy Family tops Philadelphia Univ., repeats as CACC champion, Posted 4/28/13
From Press Releases

The Holy Family University women’s lacrosse team defeated cross-town rival Philadelphia University by the score of 12-10 to claim the 2013 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship Sunday afternoon at the Georgian Court University Track & Field Complex in Westlake, N.J.

The win marked the second straight season Holy Family won the CACC Title as the Tigers conclude the season on a six game-winning streak at 13-5. The team’s last loss was versus Philadelphia less than three weeks ago. The Rams conclude the year at 14-5 overall after a perfect conference regular season to win the South Division Regular Season Title.

Seniors Maria Mattioli (Nazareth Academy) and Stephanie McNesby (Archbishop Ryan), along with junior Brigit LaRose (Holy Cross), sophomore Brianna Lancetta (Bishop Eustace) and freshman Paige Settar (Clearview Regional) were all named to the CACC All-Tournament team for their performances during this year’s tournament.

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4/28/13 – Katie Samson girls’ roundup: Friends’ Central edges Henderson; Conestoga tops Carroll

Agnes Irwin’s Lila Barker shoots on Abington’s Kate Margolis during Saturday’s 12-10 win by the Owls (Photo by Tim Flatley), Posted 4/28/13

Emma Dahle scored with 20 seconds left in the game, her seventh tally of the day, to lift Friends’ Central to a thrilling 14-13 victory Saturday over Henderson in the 13th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor High.

Kate Forrest secured the following draw control and FCS (9-2) ran out the clock to knock off the No. 15-ranked team by

Aubrey Faggen was a standout in goal for the Phoenix with 14 saves and Jesse Rubin had three goals and an assist while Sophie Macfarlane had two goals and two assists.

Katie O’Donnell had five goals and one assist and Morgan Daugherty added four goals for the Warriors (10-2).

Villa Maria Academy 11, Unionville 10

Megan Parsons scored five goals and Catherine Bendinelli had two goals and three assists as Villa Maria (8-5) edged the Indians.

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4/28/17 – Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week: Academy Park 2017 G Mason

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/28/17

Academy Park 2017 goalie Terae Mason has been named the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

Terae Mason

The award recognizes senior and junior lacrosse players that excel in academics, service and athletics.

Terae Mason Profile:
School: Academy Park
Year: 2017
Position: Goalie
College committed to: Albright College

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4/28/18 – .@KSFLaxFest: @EAgirlslax down No. 1 @GarnetGLax, 13-12, on goal by Crager

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 4/28/18

Episcopal Academy’s Olivia Dirks (left), Katie Crager

Katie Crager’s goal with 3:30 to play lifted Episcopal Academy to a 13-12 victory over Garnet Valley at the 18th Katie Samson Foundation Lacrosse Festival at Radnor High Saturday.

The win was the seventh in a row for EA (8-6), while the Jaguars – ranked No. 1 by – fell to 12-2 after having an eight-game win streak snapped.

After Episcopal Academy took a 12-7 lead with 18:23 left, Garnet Valley (11-2) scored the next five goals before Crager’s tally halted a 15-minute scoreless stretch for EA.

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