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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from June 6 (girls’/women’s)

Saturday, 6th 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 6/6/20

6/6/09 – Radnor downs Strath Haven, 20-10, for first PIAA girls’ state crown

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/6/09

HERSHEY – Radnor scored 11 unanswered goals in a scintillating stretch of the first half and rolled to a 20-10 victory over Strath Haven today in the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) girls’ lacrosse championship game at HersheyPark Stadium.

The Red Raiders (26-1) were considered by nearly all to be the large-school state champion last year when they finished 23-0 and won the District 1 Class AAA title. This year they left no doubts which team was the best in the state after Pennsylvania’s first sanctioned tourney.

Sam Ellis, one of only two seniors who played for Radnor, led the attack with six goals whole junior Kelyn Freedman had four goals and three assists, junior Allie Martin contributed four goals and two assists and junior Courtney Campbell added three goals.

“It’s one of the most special days and I want to soak it all in,” said Campbell. “It doesn’t happen very often, it’s the greatest feeling ever.

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6/6/10 – PIAA girls’ quarterfinals: Springfield-Delco rallies past Archbishop Carroll, 12-11

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/6/10

Shannon Burns scored five goals, including the game-winner with 55 seconds to play, to help Springfield-Delco rally past Archbishop Carroll, 12-11, Saturday in a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) quarterfinal playoff game at Avon Grove.

The win advances the Cougars (22-2) to the semifinals Tuesday against District 3 champion Manheim Township at a neutral site and time to be determined. Manheim Township (23-0) toppled Hempfield, 18-7.

The District 12 champion Patriots had seized a 9-6 lead with the help of an 8-1 surge that began late in the first half. But Burns began the comeback with two goals within 39 seconds to make it 9-8.

Carroll regained its two-goal edge on a tally by Genni Hull with 6:54 to play, but Burns scored again and Maddy Lynch tied it, 10-10, off a feed from Alex Poplawski with 3:17 to play.

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6/6/10 – PIAA girls’ quarterfinals: Radnor starts strong, eliminates Downingtown East, 20-12

By David A. Willauer, Posted 6/6/10

Kelyn Freedman collected five goals and four assists and Courtney Campbell had five goals and one assist as Radnor bolted to an early 5-1 lead and coasted to a 20-12 victory Saturday over Downingtown East in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) girls’ lacrosse tournament.

The defending PIAA champions (24-1) will face fellow District 1 foe Unionville Tuesday in the semifinals at a site and time to be determined. Unionville advanced by handling Penn Manor, 21-9. Radnor defeated the Indians, 12-9, in the District 1 semifinals.

Downingtown East, the fifth seed out of District 1, finished at 19-6.

“It was a great win for our squad today,” said Radnor coach Phyllis Kilgour. “Kelyn Freedman and Courtney Campbell’s five goals were big and we have a potent offense with seven ladies that scored.”

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6/6/15 – PIAA girls’ championship: @GarnetGLax stuns @stogagirlslax, 14-10, for 4th title in 5 years

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/6/15

HERSHEY, Pa. – Emily Mathewson collected five goals, two assists and seven draw controls and Garnet Valley outscored Conestoga, 14-6, after a slow start and claimed a 14-10 victory over the Pioneers today to win its second straight and fourth PIAA girls’ lacrosse championship in five years at HersheyPark Stadium.

Garnet Valley celebrates the 2015 PIAA championship

The Jaguars (18-9), the fifth seed from District 1 and the fifth-place finisher in the Central League, dominated the draws and used a 5-1 surge at the start of the second half to take the lead for good. Conestoga (23-4), the Central League champion, was making its first state championship game appearance.

“It was unbelievable,” said Mathewson, a junior All-American.”We got down 4-0, but we made it exciting. We made sure the seniors would be happier walking into graduation tomorrow.”

Mathewson scored 16 seconds after halftime, then after Liz Scott (four goals, two assists) gave Conestoga an 8-7 lead. Mathewson started a four-goal Jags run in which she helped Kara Nakrasius for the goal that put Garnet Valley ahead to stay.

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6/6/17 – PIAA girls’ Class AAA semifinals: Springfield-Delco edges Downingtown East

By Matt Chandik, Posted 6/6/17

If all goes well for Springfield-Delco on Saturday, the third time will have been the charm.

Springfield-Delco’s Erika Biehl

Bailey O’Brien’s third goal of the game came on an 8-meter with 43.1 seconds to play as the Cougars bested Downingtown East, 12-11, in Tuesday’s PIAA Class AAA semifinal at West Chester Henderson. Springfield takes on Archbishop Carroll, a 13-11 winner over Garnet Valley, Saturday at noon at West Chester East for the state championship.

Carroll will be making their first state title game appearance, but it won’t be uncharted waters for the Cougars. Springfield (20-4) also reached the final in 2010 and again in 2014, but it seeks its first championship.

“It’s crazy. It’s so exciting,” said Springfield-Delco defender Erika Biehl. “We want to make a name for ourselves, so it’s great. It’s going to be amazing. I just hope we pull one out.”

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6/6/17 – PIAA Class AA girls’ semifinals: @Radnor_Lax staves off Bishop Shanahan challenge, 4-3

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 6/6/17

Radnor goalie Alexa Solomon said her best friend is tall and strong and tough at the right times.

Radnor’s Julianne Puckette

Solomon made three of her five saves in the second half, but the biggest stop was provided by her buddy, the pipe atop the goal cage, as her Raiders earned a hard-fought 4-3 decision over Bishop Shanahan in a PIAA Class AA semifinal.

The win vaulted the Raiders (18-7) into Saturday’s PIAA Class AA championship at West Chester East (10 a.m.) vs. District 3 runner-up Kennard-Dale.

Solomon had several keys stops in the final half, the last being one on Shanahan sophomore Jessica Holowsko with less than 1:30 to play.

“I love that thing,” Solomon said of the top post. “It really saved me.”

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6/6/17 – PIAA Class AAA girls’ semifinals: Archbishop Carroll reaches state finals for first time

By Matt Chandik, Posted 6/6/17

For the first time in PIAA lacrosse history, a team from District 12 will play for a state championship.

Carroll’s Katie Detwiler

After falling in the first round of states the past five years and suffering several heartbreaking state tourney exits, Archbishop Carroll took the next step and advanced to the PIAA Class AAA finals today by downing Garnet Valley, 13-11, at West Chester Henderson.

Carroll (23-1), the No. 1-ranked team by, will face Springfield-Delco for the title at West Chester East at noon. Springfield toppled Downingtown East, 12-11.

As usual, Sam Swart and Katie Detwiler were the headliners for Carroll. Swart continued her record-breaking pace in the state tournament with seven goals and an assist, giving her an amazing 18 goals and two assists in three state tournament games. Detwiler fired home five goals as the duo combined for 12 of the Patriots’ 13 goals.

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6/6/18 – Unionville rolls into Class AAA championship game with resounding 14-4 win over Garnet Valley

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/6/18

When Unionville had its 19-game win streak snapped by Springfield-Delco in the District 1 semifinals, the Indians’ season turned – for the better!

Erin Garvey

“We were telling ourselves that loss was a gut check, it helped us mentally prepare for the state playoffs,” said Unionville senior Erin Garvey. “If there is such a thing as a good loss, that was definitely one of them.”

Since that defeat, the Indians refocused. And on Tuesday after a 90-minute rain delay pushed the start time at Methacton to 8:30 p.m., Unionville dominated Garnet Valley, 14-4, to earn a trip to Saturday’s PIAA Class AAA championship game.

The Indians (23-2) will play Manheim Township at noon for the crown at West Chester East. Manheim, the District 3 champion, toppled Springfield, 12-10.

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6/6/18 – Moorestown rolls past Haddonfield, 13-3, to reach NJ Tournament of Champions final, Posted 6/6/18
Staff Report

Moorestown raced to an 8-0 halftime lead and rolled past Haddonfield, 13-3, tonight to advance to its first Tournament of Champions final since 2014 at Middletown South, N.J.

The Quakers (22-2, No. 1 in Rankings), the top seed in the tourney, will meet Ridgewood in the title game Saturday at Kean University at 5 p.m. Ridgewood toppled Oak Knoll, 12-6.

Colette Smith led Moorestown with three goals and four assists while Ava Frantz added three goals and Delaney Lawler anchored a defense that limited a Haddonfield attack 13 goals below its playoff scoring average.

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