(This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in history)
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/24/20
3/24/09 – Penn moves into 2nd-pace tie in IWLCA Poll; WCU still 1st
Penn (7-0) moved into a second-place tie with Maryland in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association Division I Poll. West Chester (4-0) remained atop the Division II poll.
IWLCA Division I Weekly Poll
1. Northwestern 9-0 400 (20) 1
2t. Maryland 8-0 365 2
2t. Penn 7-0 365 3
4. North Carolina 7-2 319 6
3/24/12 – Girls’ lacrosse: Garnet Valley opens defense of state title with impressive win over Archbishop Carroll
Garnet Valley coach Kate Henwood said a slip-up early in the season would be better for her team than one at playoff time.
Which is why she used the Jaguars’ recent scrimmage with Episcopal Academy as a learning tool. Garnet Valley, the defending PIAA champion, bounced back from a rough day at EA to roll past defending District 12/Catholic League champ Archbishop Carroll, 16-8, in its season-opener at Moe DeFrank Stadium Saturday afternoon.
“We didn’t play our best against Episcopal,” said senior Ally Heavens, who contributed two goals and three assists. “After that at practice this week, we found ourselves.”
3/24/14 – Phillylacrosse.com Girls’ Rankings: Central League season begins Tuesday as powers collide
Phillylacrosse.com Girls’ Rankings
1. Moorestown (0-0) Prev: No. 1 The Quakers open Thursday at Rancocas Valley as they seek to extend a 51-game win streak.
2. Harriton (0-2) Prev: No. 2 – The Rams hope to profit from their two losses to mighty McDonogh School (MD) and host Vero Beach in a challenging Florida trip. They have little time to recover as they play Tuesday at Springfield-Delco.
3. Garnet Valley (1-0) Prev: No. 3- The Jaguars opened with a 16-12 win over Unionville and face a big Central League opener Tuesday at Strath Haven.
4. Radnor (1-0) Prev: No. 4 – The Red Raiders have a big Central League game Thursday at Garnet Valley.
3/24/15 – .@Radnor_Lax opens in style by rallying past @GarnetGLax, 10-9
When your first scheduled game is postponed because of snow and your first league game is against the defending state champion, you have to stop and wonder just how tough the season could turn out to be.
Radnor High faced all of that as well as a big first-half deficit Tuesday afternoon before rallying for a 10-9 decision over visiting Garnet Valley in the season- and Central League opener for both squads.
The Jaguars, who beat Springfield-Delco in the 2014 PIAA championship final in Hershey, had leads of 5-0 and 6-1 before settling for a 6-3 advantage at halftime.
3/24/16 – Womens’ roundup: @PennWomensLax gives No. 1 MD a fight; @NovaWLax edges @SJUHawks_WLAX
A furious 6-0 run to close the game showed that No. 16 Penn has the ability to take it to the top-ranked teams in the country, but a middle stretch where No. 1 Maryland carried play was the difference in a 12-8 loss Wednesday night for the Quakers at Franklin Field.
The defending national champions showed why they are the No. 1 team in the country over the first two thirds of the game, building a 12-2 lead with 21:05 to play. After that goal, the Red and Blue rallied themselves and held the Terps off the scoreboard the remainder of the way while netting a half dozen goals of their own.
Goalkeeper Britt Brown again showed that she can be one of the top goalies in the country with a career-high 13 saves. She had seven of those saves in the first half, preventing the Terps from truly running away with the game. She was perhaps at her best when Maryland was on the line, rendering the Terps just 3-for-10 on free position attempts.