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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from June 2 (girls’/women’s)

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Categories 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 6/2/20

6/2/09 – Strath Haven’s fast start sparks 16-14 win over Unionville in PIAA semis; No. 1 Radnor is foe in title game

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/2/09

Emily Garrity scored seven goals, including the 400th of her career, as Strath Haven raced to a 13-4 lead and held off a late Unionville rally to claim a 16-14 victory tonight in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) girls’ lacrosse semifinals at West Chester East.

The victory vaults the Panthers (21-4) into the championship game Saturday against Central League rival Radnor at noon (tape relayed on PCN at 4 p.m.). Radnor advanced with an easy 23-2 rout of District 3 champion Manheim Township.

The matchup between Radnor and Strath Haven will pit the No. 1 and No. 2-ranked teams in the state in the PA Media Rankings. To–ranked Radnor defeated Strath Haven twice this year, 19-18 in the regular season and 20-11 in the District 1 finals.

The Panthers, though, looked their best in the first half and early in the second half tonight when they built the cushion against a team that eliminated District 1 champion Springfield-Delco, 10-8, on Saturday.

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6/2/10 – PIAA girls: Archbishop Carroll downs Great Valley, 20-12, to draw matchup with Springfield-Delco

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/2/10

Aimee Gennaro fired in six goals and Hannah Schmitt collected five goals and two assists as Archbishop Carroll defeated Great Valley, 20-12, Tuesday in the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) girls’ championship at Plymouth Whitemarsh.

The victory advances the Patriots (15-5) into the quarterfinals against Sprngfield-Delco Saturday at a site and time to be determined. The Cougars, who bested Carroll, 12-11 on May 13, advanced by downing Strath Haven, 16-14.

Archbishop Carroll outscored Great Valley, 7-2, to close the first half with an 11-6 edge. The GV Pats got as close as 11-8 early in the second half, but Schmitt scored three straight goals and Genni Hull (two goals) added another to make it 15-8.

Margo Lesher added two goals and an assist for Carroll and Natalie Schmitt scored twice. Nora McGeever (six) and Katie Boyle (five) combined for 11 saves in goal.

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6/2/12 – PIAA girls’ quarterfinal: Garnet Valley downs Harriton, 12-11 on Heavens goal with :22 left

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/2/12

After he had talked to his players, Harriton coach George Dick accepted the fact that his Rams had just concluded their season with a 12-11 loss to defending champion Garnet Valley at West Chester East High Saturday.

He wasn’t happy that the setback had come in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament.

“We had a great season,” Dick said. “It’s just a shame it ended when it did. This game should have been the state final.”

Defending PIAA champion Garnet Valley has the chance to qualify to play in the title game for the second straight time when it takes on District 1 champion Radnor at Haverford High Tuesday. The Jaguars, who beat Harriton in a Central League overtime game, lost to the Rams in the district tournament’s third-place game, and beat them Saturday, are 1-1 with Radnor this spring, having won in the regular season and lost in the semifinals of the district tourney.

“We know from the last time we played them how much all the little things count,” Garnet Valley senior defender Missy Koscinski said. “I hope we learned from that game.”

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6/2/12 – Updated PIAA girls’ quarterfinals: Glassford goal gives Strath Haven 8-7 triumph over Conestoga

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/2/12

Lexi Mazur and some of her Strath Haven teammates enjoyed the Senior Prom Friday night.

“I got home (early),” Mazur said.

Her coach, Rachel Busza, knew why.

“This game meant a lot to them,” the second-year head coach said after her Panthers, District One’s sixth seed, had knocked off Harriton, District One’s No. 3, 8-7, in a PIAA Girls Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinal round game at West Chester East Saturday night.

The prom wasn’t the only thing that might have tired out some of the Haven players Friday.

“We had practice at 5:30 in the morning,” Busza said. “Our seniors wanted us to do that. And it was very productive.

“I may have to look into doing something like that again.”

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6/2/15 – PIAA girls’ semifinals: @GarnetGLax rallies to topple stubborn Quaker Valley, 13-10, to reach finals for 4th time in 5 years, Posted 6/2/15
Staff Report

Garnet Valley used a 5-0 surge to erase a 9-6 lead and defeated Quaker Valley, 13-10, today at Cumberland Valley to advance to the PIAA finals in HersheyPark Stadium where it has won three of the last four state championships.

The Jaguars (17-9) will face Central League rival Conestoga in the title game Saturday at noon at HersheyPark Stadium. Conestoga (22-3), which defeated Garnet Valley, 13-11, on April 28, advanced with a 12-5 triumph over Radnor.

Garnet Valley celebrates another trip to Hershey with a Hershey Bar after its 13-10 win over Quaker Valley

The title game will feature two teams that finished just fourth (Conestoga) and fifth (Garnet Valley) in the District 1 tournament.

Emily Mathewson had four goals and three assists as well as six draw controls and two caused turnovers for the Jags. The junior also scored three consecutive goals to pull Garnet Valley into a 9-9 tie midway through the second half.

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6/2/15 – PIAA girls’ semifinals: @stogagirlslax dominates 2nd half to top @Radnor_Lax, 9-4; draws Garnet Valley in final

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/2/15

Laney Stenson wasn’t running out of Haverford High’s Cornog Field to get out of the rain Tuesday afternoon.

Conestoga’s Sarah Nicholson defends Radnor’s Reilly Masterson (Photo for

Conestoga’s senior goalie was in a hurry to get home, change out of her wet clothes and get to Villanova University.

“I have graduation tonight,” Stenson said, not long after her six second-half saves helped the Pioneers (23-3) earn a 9-4 decision over Radnor (22-3) in a PIAA semifinal game.

Conestoga’s reward for the victory will be its first trip to Hershey for the state final. ‘Stoga, which finished fourth in the District 1 Tournament, and Garnet Valley, which was the district’s No. 5 seed, will meet for the state title at noon Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium. Garnet Valley toppled Quaker Valley, 13-10.

“Our defense was unbelievable that whole second half,” Conestoga head coach Amy Orcutt said. “Laney made some great saves. This whole thing is so great, and now we can look forward to Saturday.”

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6/2/18 – Haddonfield (@HMHSgirlslax) wins NJ Group 2 championship. 18-11, over Sparta, Posted 6/2/18
Staff Report

McKenzie Blake, Gabi Connor and Jaimie McCormick led a balanced attack with four goals each to lead Haddonfield to an 18-11 victory today in the New Jersey Group 2 state championship at Kean University.

The win gave the Haddons (21-1) their first state championship and first berth in the Tournament of Champions. The Haddons, seeded fourth, play a semifinal game Wednesday (7 p.m.) against top-seeded and Group 3 champion Moorestown at Middletown South.

Caroline Beckett collected three goals and and assist and Ashley Campo added two goals and two assists for Haddonfield, which used a 5-0 run to seize a 5-1 first-half lead it would never relinquish. Olivia Conquest was strong in goal with 10 saves.

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Haddonfield won its first state title

6/2/18 – PIAA girls’ AAA quarterfinals: Doucette, Unionville topple Archbishop Carroll, 14-9

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/2/18

The countdown was on as the final seconds were played.

Madison Doucette

The Unionville coaches were hugging and crying. The players were headed across the field to congratulate goalie Madison Doucette, who turned in another sparkling effort with 12 saves, including nine in the second half.

The celebration followed Unionville’s 14-9 victory today over defending PIAA Class AAA champion Archbishop Carroll at Methacton High Saturday afternoon.

With the quarterfinal win, the Indians (22-2) qualified for a semifinal showdown against District 1 champion Garnet Valley Tuesday, which will be a busy day for coach Suzanne Sheehan’s seniors – who will go through graduation exercises that morning at the University of Delaware.

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6/2/19 – Downingtown West rallies to defeat Conestoga, 12-11, in Class AAA on OT goal by Tinson, Posted 6/2/19
Staff Report

Freshman Lauren Tinson scored in overtime Saturday to give Downingtown West a 12-11 come-from-behind victory over Conestoga in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals at West Chester East.

The win advances the Whippets (19-5) into Tuesday’s semifinals (4 p.m.) against Harriton – a 13-7 winner over Radnor – at Henderson High.

Downingtown West trailed, 9-4, at halftime Saturday, but the Whippets scored twice in the finals three minutes to send it into overtime against the District 1 champion Pioneers (19-4).

Peyton Mottice (three goals, 10 draw controls) won the OT draw and Tinson – with Mottice and fellow All-American Corinne Bednarik (three goals, four assists) being faceguarded – Tinson took it herself.

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