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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from April 29 (girls’/women’s)

Wednesday, 29th 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 4/29/20

4/29/08 – Radnor passes ‘gut check,’ defeats Springfield-Delco in battle of unbeatens

After blowing out every opponent it saw this year, one wondered how Radnor would react to a legitimate challenge.

Tuesday the Red Raiders had their chance – and they didn’t mess it up.

Radnor fell behind, 9-7, to defending Central League champion Springfield-Delco, but rallied for a 13-12 victory over the Cougars in a showdown of league unbeatens.

The win left the Raiders – ranked No. 1 by – alone atop the league standings with a 7-0 mark (14-0 overall). Springfield, ranked fourth, falls to 6-1 (11-3 overall).

“It was really kind of a gut check and we hadn’t been in that situation yet, but we knew we had it in us,” said Radnor senior co-captain Kelly Barnes. “We know the target on our back keeps on getting bigger.”

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4/29/08 – Girls’ notebook: League races are heating up for title runs

By Chris Goldberg & Willie McGonigle, Posted 4/29/08

As the season winds down to its last few weeks of regular-season games, the league races in girls’ lacrosse are heating up. Here is a rundown on the title chases.

The two Central League heavyweights, Radnor and Springfield-Delco (both 6-0 in league) meet today (3:45 p.m.) at Springfield. The winner takes command of the chase since no one else has less than two defeats.

There are also several key games in the Ches-Mont League conferences this week. In the American Conference, first-place Bayard Rustin (3-0) travels to Great Valley (2-1) Thursday. Rustin won the first battle, 11-10 in overtime.

In the National Conference, Downingtown West (8-0) travels to Downingtown East (6-1) Thursday. West won the first duel, 15-13.

Things are not so close in the Pioneer Athletic Conference where Boyertown (8-0) is undefeated and no other team has fewer than two losses. Episcopal Academy (6-0) has also taken charge in the Inter-Ac league where no other team has fewer than two losses.

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4/29/08 – Scholastic roundup: Freshman Warren scores 100th as Baldwin School stuns Episcopal Academy, Posted 4/29/08

Freshman Sloan Warren scored nine goals – including her 100th of the season – to lead visiting Baldwin School to a 17-16 upset of Episcopal Academy Tuesday in Inter-Ac league girls’ action.

Maggie Mae Shields added five goals and three assists for the Bears (13-2, 5-2), and junior goalie Ali Pedersen posted 13 saves.

“It’s history making for Baldwin,” said coach Kathleen Harte Simone. “We’ve closed the gap on our competitors over the last few years and to beat an undefeated EA today is just incredible.

“The win today was a team win; every athlete played smart and every athlete played aggressive.”

Avery Curley scored four goals for the Chucchwomen (9-4, 6-1), who are ranked 9th by Taylor Trimble, Megan Spagnola and Sammi Arbitman added three goals apiece for EA.

Warren now has 104 goals this year.

Villa Maria 14, Germantown Acad. 12

Kathy Young pumped in five goals while Kirsten Mackrides had four and Chelsea Fay three for the Hurricanes in their non-league win over the Patriots.

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4/29/12 – Saturday’s Katie Samson girls’ wrap: Harriton, GA, UD, Unionville earn victories; Haverford’s Doran named Inspiration winner, Posted 4/29/12

Maddie Pisani netted the game-winner with 1:36 to play Saturday, helping complete a strong comeback for Harriton in a 13-12 victory over Archbishop Carroll in the 12th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor High.

Harriton (12-2) came back from a 10-7 deficit to take a 12-10 lead with the help of three goals by sophomore Katie Melvin (five goals) over 1:42 second stretch. Carroll (8-6) staged a rally of its own to tie it at 12.

Natalie Schmitt led the Patriots (8-6) with five goals, while Rachel Flynn and Kerry Newby each added two goals.

Jess Schwab and Caleigh Foust each added two goals and an assist for the Rams.

Haverford High 20, Agnes Irwin 11

Katie Samson Inspiration Award winner Caroline Doran (center) of Haverford High is joined by Katie, father Joe and mother Dannielle

Katrina Geiger collected seven goals and seven assists for the Fords, while Amanda Case and Mairead Janzer each added four goals.

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4/29/14 – Girls’ lacrosse: Springfield-Delco starts strong, tops Radnor

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 4/29/14

Springfield-Delco head coach Keith Broome was happy with his team’s start in Tuesday’s Central League game played during heavy rain for much of the second half at Radnor’s Enke Field.

He also knew his team couldn’t get complacent, and the Cougars got his message. Springfield (11-2, 7-1) built a big early lead then fought off Radnor’s second-half comeback to claim a 11-7 decision and retain a share of second place in the Central with Harriton.

“We played up here a couple of years ago and jumped up on them, 5-0,” Broome said. “We ended up losing that game, 8-7.”

Tuesday, it took the visiting Cougars about 11 minutes to get the game’s first seven goals. By halftime, their lead was 8-3. After Springfield earned the first two goals of the second half, Radnor (11-4, 6-3) responded with four in a row.

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4/29/15 – STEPS Philadelphia girls’ HS roundup: @stogagirlslax rallies past @GarnetGLax; EA, Agnes Irwin to play for 1st place, Posted 4/29/15

Conestoga scored seven consecutive goals in the final 13 and a half minutes Tuesday to rally past host Garnet Valley and remain perfect in Central League girls’ lacrosse.

The Pioneers, ranked No. 1 by, improved to 13-1 overall and 8-0 in the league. Garnet Valley, the defending state champion, is 8-6 overall and 5-4 in the league.

The Jags led, 10-6, when Scottie Rose Growney (two goals), Sondra Dickey (four goals, two assists) teamed up to tie the game and Maggie Stetson (two goals) put the Pioneers ahead, 11-10.

Hannah Ashton added three goals for Conestoga and Liz Scott had two goals and an assist.

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4/29/19 – Bowe (Clearview), Growney (Conestoga) help lead UNC to win over No. 1 BC for ACC championship, Posted 4/29/19
From Press Release

UNC’s Scottie Rose Growney

For the fourth consecutive year, North Carolina is taking home the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship trophy – with help from two Philly women.

For the second straight year, the second-seeded and visiting Tar Heels found a way past a previously unbeaten and top-ranked Boston College team in the title game.

UNC spotted the top-seeded Eagles a five-goal lead in the opening minutes, and then regrouped behind a stout defensive effort to earn a 15-13 victory in Sunday’s tournament championship match at Alumni Stadium.

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