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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from May 20 (girls’/women’s)

Wednesday, 20th May 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 5/20/20

5/20/09 – District 1 girls’ semifinals: Undefeated Radnor, Springfield-Delco advance to championshp game

By Adam C. Warner, Posted 5/20/09

After pulling out a wild, one-goal victory over Strath Haven to clinch the Central League title back on May 6, Sam Ellis and the Radnor girls’ lacrosse team knew Round 2 would be another knock-down, drag-out affair.

However, in Tuesday’s rematch, the Red Raiders remained unfazed despite another second half spurt by the Panthers. With Ellis leading the charge, Radnor turned back a four-goal run by Strath Haven and embarked on a seven-goal burst of its own en route to a 20-11 victory in the District 1 girls’ semifinals at West Chester East.

The victory sends top-seeded Radnor (21-0 overall) into the District 1 championship game on Thursday night against fellow Central League foe Springfield-Delco, the No. 3 seed. The contest is slated for 8 p.m. at Marple Newtown High. Springfield dispatched Bayard Rustin in the other semifinal at East, 13-3.

“I knew our team could go this far and I am so proud of us right now,” said Ellis, a senior, who finished with a game-high 11 points on nine goals. “Just the fact that we could come out and get such sweet redemption like this after that one-goal win, it’s just so nice. We knew we were the better team and we had to play like it. Today, we did.”

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5/20/10 – Scholastic girls’ roundup: Episcopal Academy captures sixth straight inter-Ac League title; GFS advances to Friends League finals, Posted 5/20/10

Taylor Trimble had three goals and two assists and Libby Eyre added three goals and one assist to help power visiting Episcopal Academy to a 16-3 victory over Agnes Irwin, giving EA its sixth straight Inter-Ac League championship.

The Chuirchwomen – who have 11 titles in the past 12 years – finish their season at 16-5 overall and 11-1 in the Inter-Ac. Alexa Buckley and Blake McHugh each added three goals for EA while Jennie Minnick made 10 saves in goal.

Chloe Burch led Agnes Irwin with two goals.

Germantown Friends 13, Moorestown Friends 6

Lilly Tyson and Betsy Sachs each scored three goals and Iris Williamson added two goals and two assists to lead the Tigers (15-3) into the Friends Schools League championship game.

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5/20/10 – Girls’ District 1 roundup: Strath Haven downs Abington; Unionville, Springfield-D earn victories, Posted 5/20/10

Ana White had three goals and five assists and Jenna Frost scored four goals as host Strath Haven defeated Abington, 14-7, today in the second round of the District 1 girls’ lacrosse playoffs.

The fourth-seeded Panthers (17-1) advance to Saturday’s quarterfinals against fifth-seeded Unionville, which defeated Harriton, 20-8. The Panthers and Indians will meet at 10 a.m. in the first game of four contests at West Chester East.

Strath Haven jumped out to a quick start 4-0 lead and led, 6-3, at halftime. Alex Duckenfield had three goals and three assists and was a key on defense with five take aways, one interception and three blocked shots.

Summer O’Donnell contributed four groundballs, one draw control, and one steal while Lela Meunier made nine saves.

Molly Seefried led Abington with three goals and one assists and Courtney Cox scored three goals.

Unionville 20, Harriton 8

Lisa Riondet collected four goals and four assists and Erin Linthicum had four goals and an assist while Melissa Lloyd posted 19 saves in goal to lead the fifth-seeded Indians to the victory.

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5/20/11 – Friends Schools League girls’ championship: Friends’ Central repeats over GFS, 9-7, behind strong goaltending, big first half, Posted 5/20/11
Staff Report

Sophomore goalie Aubrey Faggen made 15 saves while Emma Dahle and Ashley Tedesco combined for eight goals to lead host Friends’ Central to a 9-7 victory over Germantown Friends today, giving the Phoenix their second straight Friends Schoosl League championship.

Dahle collected four goals, four forced turnovers, three draw controls and an assist while Tedesco had four goals and an assist. Allie Wirshba scored once and Becca Dahle contributed four assists, four draw controls, three groundballs and two forced turnovers.

Anchoring the defensive unit were senior captains Jaime Hyman and Claire Harris, while Maria Pizzini (two forced turnovers, one interception, two ground balls) and Kate Forrest (three key contols late in the game) made big contributions.

Friends’ Central, which led, 6-2, at halftime, finished the year at 10-6-1.

Iris Williamson led GFS with five goals.

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5/20/11 – Girls’ lacrosse: Episcopal Academy edges Notre Dame, 16-15, to clinch seventh straight Inter-Ac League crown, Posted 5/20/11
Staff Report

Blake McHugh had four goals and two assists and Taylor Trimble added three goals and two assists to spark host Episcopal Academy to a 16-15 victory over Notre Dame Academy, clinching EA its seventh straight Inter-Ac League championship.

Episcopal Academy improved to 11-0 in the league and 15-4 overall. Notre Dame is 9-2 in the league and 13-4 overall.

EA will play the winner of the Baldwin School-Penn Charter game Saturday morning (9 a.m. at Baldwin) for the PA State Independent School championship Monday at Eastern University at 5:30 p.m. If Baldwin wins, that also will count as the final Inter-Ac game for EA; if Penn Charter wins, EA will close its Inter-Ac season Tuesday against Baldwin.

EA won the first game this year over the Irish, 14-13, and has won the past four games between the two arch rivals by one goal.

Lindsey Reder had 13 saves in goal for EA in the up-and-down contest, while Madison Craft, Ali Singley and Taryn Gallagher each scored twice. Claire MacManus contributed a goal, two assists and three draw controls while Maggie Forker and Meghan Hubley were standouts on defense.

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5/20/14 – Catholic League girls’ championship: Archbishop Carroll wins 14th straight crown

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/20/14

In March of 2001, Archbishop Carroll opened its lacrosse season with a victory.

Archbishop Carroll – Catholic League champions

Samantha Swart was about to celebrate her second birthday.

By the end of that season, Carroll had not lost to a Catholic League opponent and was celebrating its first Catholic League playoff championship.

Monday night at Neumann University, freshman Swart was in a Carroll uniform for the first time in a Catholic League title match. She scored four goals and added three assists, and the Patriots’ domination of the PCL continued.

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5/20/15 – District 1 girls’ semifinals: @HarritonLax downs @Radnor_Lax, 13-11, to reach championship game

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/20/15

Harriton girls’ lacrosse coach George Dick had a little smile as he talked about the final PIAA District 1 playoff games that will take place Thursday.

“A lot of people had us playing Great Valley then,” Dick said. “But they didn’t have us in the second game.”

Jane Henderson

In a surprise, the third-seeded Rams will meet Great Valley for the District 1 title at West Chester East High Thursday at 7 p.m. The third-seeded Rams dealt Radnor a 13-11 defeat Tuesday at Haverford High after fourth-seeded Great Valley upset top-seeded Conestoga, 12-11.

Now, Radnor and Conestoga will vie for the third District 1 seed at states at 5:30 p.m. at West Chester East.

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5/20/16 – Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week: @Radnor_Lax 2017 DEF/MF Lanzone

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/20/16

Radnor 2017 defensive/midfielder Allison Lanzone has been named the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

The award recognizes senior and junior lacrosse players that excel in academics, service and athletics.

Allison Lanzone profile:

Allison Lanzone

High school: Radnor
Year: 2017
Position: Defensive midfielder
College choice: Committed to admissions process at Brown University

Academic honors:
Awarded University of Pennsylvania Junior Book Award
National Honor Society
Distinguished Honor Roll
4.15 GPA

5/20/18 – District 1 girls’ AAA quarterfinals: Perk Valley upsets another top seed, downs CB West, 6-5, in OT, Posted 5/20/18
Staff Report

Kate Hickey scored with 1:12 remaining in overtime Saturday to lift visiting Perkiomen Valley to a 6-5 victory over Central Bucks West in the District 1 AAA quarterfinals.

The win vaults the upstart Vikings (seeded 12th, 15-5) into the semifinals Tuesday at golden goal to send the Perkiomen Valley Vikings to the District 1 semifinals Tuesday at No. 1 Garnet Valley (4 p.m.). PV also clinched its first PIAA playoff berth. CB West will host Owen J. Roberts Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a playback (top 7 teams advabce to states).

The Vikings, who shocked fifth-seeded Harriton, 9-8, on Thursday, have become the Cinderella team, this time defeating a fourth seed. PV was down, 4-0, in the first half and then used stifling defense to seize control.

Just before the game was played at War Memorial Field, though, it was originally postponed due to heavy downpours on the turf field. All fans and teams left but it was announced 15 minutes later that the game would be played and both teams were forced to drive back.

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