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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from June 4 (girls’/women’s)

Thursday, 4th 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 6/4/20

6/4/11 – PIAA girls’ quarterfinals: McBride gets game-winner again in OT to lift Great Valley past Springfield-Delco

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/4/11

Sara McBride scored with 2:01 left in the second overtime to lift Great Valley to an 11-10 victory over Springfield-Delco today in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association girls’ lacrosse tournament.

The victory vaulted the Patriots (21-3) into the semifinals Tuesday against Ches-Mont League rival Downingtown East, which blasted Cocalico, 19-4. The game will be played at a site and time to be determined.

Great Valley had lost to Springfield-Delco (21-4) last week, 15-9, in the District 1 consolation game. But this time, the Pats jumped to an early 5-0 lead and then rallied after Springfield-Delco had taken a 9-8 lead late in the game.

McBride has now won two straight games with overtime goals off feeds from Karwoski, The two connected for the game-winner in Wednesday’s 13-12 thriller over Manheim Township in the opening round.

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6/4/13 – PIAA girls semifinals: Harriton downs Manheim Township, will face Radnor for title

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/4/13

Senior standout Caleigh Foust had one opinion after helping Harriton to a 15-8 victory over District 3 champion Manheim Township in a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament semifinal game at Exeter Township High Tuesday night.

“I didn’t do anything,” said Foust, one of only two seniors in the Rams’ lineup.

Her coach, George Dick, thought otherwise.

“It’s called filling up the scoresheet,” Dick said, pointing to Foust’s two goals, one assist and six caused turnovers.

Foust and defender Alison Tepper will be the only 12th graders taking the field at noon Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium, where the District 1 champion Rams (24-2), ranked No. 15 by will take on Central League rival Radnor in the state championship game.

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6/4/16 – PIAA girls’ quarterfinals: @GarnetGLax, @Radnor_Lax will meet again in state semifinals Tuesday

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/4/16

Garnet Valley, the third-seeded team from District 1, and district champion Radnor took different paths in qualifying for the semifinal round of the PIAA Girls Lacrosse Tournament in a doubleheader played at Marple Newtown High Saturday afternoon.

Emily Mathewson scored her 300th goal

The two-time defending state champion Jaguars (19-5-1) got seven goals and one assist from senior Emily Mathewson, including the 300th of her four-year varsity career, in rolling to a 15-6 decision over District 1’s No. 2 seed, Owen J. Roberts (22-5). Earlier, Radnor (19-6) took a four-goal lead at halftime and survived a rally by District 1’s No. 4 seed Bishop Shanahan (18-7) in an 11-9 win.

Radnor and Garnet Valley will meet in a semifinal matchup Tuesday at Penncrest at 5 p.m. The Jaguars won the regular-season meeting between the teams, 8-5, but the Raiders earned a 7-6 decision in the semifinal round of the district tournament.

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6/4/16 – PIAA girls’ quarterfinals: @stogagirlslax downs Kennard-Dale, 17-6, to advance to PIAA semifiinals, Posted 6/4/16

Conestoga used a 14-1 run to close the first half and open the second half before rolling to a 17-6 rout of Kennard-Dale Saturday at Avon Grove in the PIAA girls’ quarterfinals.

The Pioneers (22-1, ranked No. 2 by advance to the state semifinals Tuesday vs. Mt. Lebanon (a 13-8 winner over Chartiers Valley) at Cumberland Valley at noon. Kennard-Dale, the District 3 champion, closes at 23-2.

Conestoga fell behind, 2-1, before taking control and seizing an 11-3 halftime lead. The Pioneers scored the first four goals of the second half and led, 15-3, with 14:50 to play.

Monica Borzillo scored four goals and added four assists for the Pioneers while Sondra Dickey (three assists), Maggie Gladden, Paige Loose, Liz Scott, Amelia Kienzle and Rilee Scott each added two goals. Hannah Ashton scored once. Jules Horning had nine saves and two caused turnovers.

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6/4/17 – Swart tallies 9 goals to lead Archbishop Carroll past OJ Roberts, 15-5

By Matt Chandik, Posted 6/4/17

Naturally, Sam Swart knew she’d have the best offensive day of her career when she made a superb defensive play.

Sam Swart

Swart has bounced back and forth between attack and midfield this year, but the Syracuse-bound Archbishop Carroll star is definitely known more for her offensive flair. When she knocked down an Owen J. Roberts pass early in the teams’ PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal Saturday at West Chester East, she knew it’d be a good day.

There’s no way she could have predicted that she’d score a career-best nine goals, but that’s just what the Catholic League MVP did as the Patriots rolled over the Wildcats, 15-5, to set up a semifinal date with Garnet Valley on Tuesday at Henderson at 2 p.m.

6/4/19 – Girls’ Class AAA semifinals: Svetec helps lead Manheim Township past Garnet Valley, back to state final, Posted 6/4/19
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Of all the ways that Lucy Svetec envisioned Tuesday’s PIAA Class 3A girls lacrosse semifinal going, what transpired by the early part of the second half surprised even her.

Svetec’s Manheim Township wasn’t just up on Garnet Valley. They were up big, as in nine goals, one shy of triggering the mercy rule.

“It was definitely surprising,” the midfielder said. “There was no way to tell what was going to happen in this game. They’re a great team, so we knew it was going to be a battle.”

Eventually, it was. And in navigating the adversity that seemed inevitable to arrive, Manheim’s victory took on an even greater dimension.

Svetec scored five times and assisted on the clinching goal, helping stem the tide of eight straight Garnet Valley goals and earn the Blue Streaks a 14-12 win.

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6/4/19 – Girls’ Class AAA semifinals: Harriton’s ‘no-star’ team heads to state final

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/4/19

Harriton girls’ lacrosse coach George Dick gushes when he describes this year’s team.

“I have been coaching for a long time and had a lot of great players and a lot of really really good teams,” he said after his squad advanced to the PIAA Class AAA title game today with a 13-10 win over Downingtown West at Henderson High. “This team has something – honestly – that none of those teams have had.

Alex Turner

“They play for everybody. We have some very very strong players but we’re beating teams that have high level Division I players and, honestly, we don’t. We have players that share the ball. You look at our defenders; we don’t have kids that some other programs have. But they play with heart; they are gritty – we battle like crazy.”

Harriton will shoot for its first state title since 2013 Saturday at West Chester East when it faces Manheim Township, a 14-12 winner over Garnet Valley.

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6/4/19 – Girls’ Class AA semifinals: Villa Maria earns shot at defending title with 18-10 win over Archbishop Carroll

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/4/19

Villa Maria Academy won the battle at the circle Tuesday and earned a shot at defending its state championship.

The District 1 champion Hurricanes got off strong and rolled to an 18-10 victory over District 12 champ Archbishop Carroll in a PIAA Class AA semifinal match at Penncrest.

Maggie Carden

With the win, Villa (24-1), which hasn’t lost since falling to Agnes Irwin at the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival in late April, will meet District 1 runner-up Springfield-Delco in an attempt to earn its second consecutive AA state crown.

The game, which will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at East Harold Zimmerman Stadium, will be the first of four PIAA title contests that day. Villa Maria defeated Springfield, 9-8, when the teams met for the District 1 championship two weeks ago.

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