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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from June 3 (girls’/women’s)

Wednesday, 3rd 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 6/3/20

6/3/08 – Springfield-Delco tops Great Valley for 3rd straight Class AA title

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/3/08

Springfield-Delco coach Keith Broome laughed after being reminded that he could only name four definite starters just before the season began.

The Cougars – who lost nearly all of their starters from a 21-0 team – may have been an unknown quantity back then. But Tuesday night at Marple Newtown they completed a rare hat trick by defeating Great Valley, 13-11, for a third straight District One Class AA championship.

Madison Poplawski scored four goals and Sam Tajirian added three while goalie Meghan Kearney turned aside seven shots as Springfield (19-3) scored four unanswered goals to late in the first half and early in the second half to build a 10-6 lead.

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6/3/08 – Radnor tops Bayard Rustin, 15-11, to finish off perfect 23-0 season

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/3/08

Many have called this team one of the best in Philadelphia history. Maybe it took a serious challenge from a game Bayard Rustin to learn how good Radnor actually is.

The Red Raiders rallied form first-half deficits of 5-0 and 8-4 Tuesday to defeat the Golden Knights, 15-11, and claim the District One Class AAA championship at Marple Newtown.

The win capped a 23-0 season for Radnor, which won its first district crown since 2003.
“I knew we were going to win,” said Radnor senior Molly Early. “Our motto is confident, not cocky. I knew we’d pull through because I believe in every one of our players.”

Gabby Miller, Kelly Barnes and Brooke Campbell led a balanced Radnor attack with three goals apiece. Early and Sam Ellis had two each while Kelyn Freedman and Allie Martin added one each.

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6/3/14 – PIAA girls’ semifinals: Springfield-Delco downs Great Valley, 13-8; seeks first state title

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/3/14

The statistics sheet showed that eight Springfield-Delco players scored in the Cougars’ 13-8 PIAA semifinal victory over Great Valley at West Chester Henderson’s J. Oscar Dicks Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

Four of those goals were scored by junior Emily Santana, who also had a pair of assists. There were so many other numbers that indicated what an impact Santana had in making it possible for the Cougars to return to Hershey for the PIAA championship game for the first time since 2010, when Springfield-Delco bowed to Radnor in its only PIAA finals berth.

Santana claimed nine draw controls as well as causing a pair of turnovers, and because of her efforts as well as those her 12 senior teammates, sophomore midfielder Cailyn Gormley and freshman midfielder Bridget Whitaker, Springfield-Delco (24-2) will meet Central League and District 1 rival Garnet Valley in the PIAA title match at noon Saturday in Hersheypark Stadium.

“Our seniors have been together for so long,” Santana said. “They want it so bad, and all of us want it for them.”

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6/3/17 – Garnet Valley shocks Conestoga, 11-10, in double OT on Nealon-to-Nealon tally

By Matt Chandik, Posted 6/3/17

Regan Nealon estimated that the scene had played itself out in the Nealon backyard, “probably a million” times.

Once at West Chester East was all Garnet Valley needed today.

After the Jaguars’ attempts at a last-second goal went awry at the end of regulation and again in the first overtime, Nealon found open space and jumped for a pass from her twin sister, Kara. One quick flick of the wrists later, Garnet Valley secured an 11-10 double overtime win over defending state champion Conestoga in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals Saturday.

The Jaguars will take on Archbishop Carroll, who rolled past Owen J. Roberts, 15-5, Tuesday at Henderson at 2 p.m.

“It was such a great feeling for it to be from Kara. It was amazing,” Nealon said after her first varsity golden goal. “We just wanted to beat ‘Stoga so bad, so to beat them is good, too. It’s just the perfect scenario, getting it from Kara and beating ‘Stoga.”

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6/3/17 – .@Radnor_Lax, Bishop Shanahan advance to PIAA Class AA semifinals

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/3/17

The Radnor seniors ran up and down the Harriton High field, coasting to a 20-8 PIAA Class AA quarterfinal victory over Villa Maria Saturday afternoon.

Radnor’s Ellie Mueller

After the game, Raiders coach Brooke Fritz asked for a few minutes to speak to the team. As her remarks ended, the seniors did another sprint.

This time, they were headed to the parking lot to make a quick exit to try to get to the senior prom as quickly as they could.

The Raiders will be back on the practice field Monday afternoon, preparing for their state semifinal meeting with Bishop Shanahan, a 12-11 winner over Gwynedd Mercy in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Harriton. That game will also be at Harriton, at 4 p.m.

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6/3/18 – PIAA girls’ AA quarterfinals: @Radnor_Lax topples Gwynedd Mercy, 12-8, in nearly 4 hours

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/3/18

The weather delay lasted longer than the actual time it took to play the two 25-minute halves today in the PIAA quarterfinals at Methacton.

“That wasn’t good for us,” said Radnor coach Brooke Fritz said, after she and her team survived more than 90 minutes of inaction to knock off Gwynedd Mercy Academy, 12-8, in a Class AA contest that began at 4:45 Saturday afternoon and ended at 8:30.

The defending state champion Raiders (19-5) will have a rematch with District 1 champion Villa Maria in the semifinals Tuesday as they attempt to qualify to play for a state championship for a third consecutive season. Villa – which defeated Radnor, 9-4, in the District 1 final – advanced with a 9-8 win over Penncrest

Radnor led, 4-3, on Saturday when the game was halted by the officials and the field was cleared because the sounds of thunder were signaling the approach of a storm.

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6/3/18 – PIAA girls’ quarterfinals: Springfield-Delco, Garnet Valley, Manheim Twp., Villa Maria advance, Posted 6/3/18

Olivia Little scored with 3:46 to play, lifting Springfield-Delco to a 13-12 victory Saturday over Wilson in the PIAA District 1 Class AAA girls’ quarterfinals at West Chester East.

The win advanced the Cougars into the semifinals Tuesday against District 3 champion Manheim Township at Exeter High’s Don Thomas Stadium at 7 p.m.

Little finished with four goals, three assists and six draw controls while Dana Carlson and Belle Mastropietro each scored three goals and Julie Shickling had a pair.

Wilson had tied the game at 12-12 with three consecutive goals during a 4-minute spurt.

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