follow us on...

This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from May 21 (girls’/women’s)

Thursday, 21st May 2020

Categories College, 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 5/21/20

5/21/08 – Girls’ District One wrap: Great Valley rolls; Merion Mercy wins, Posted 5/21/08

Kim Wenger collected five goals and five assists and Keelin Hood fired in seven goals as host Great Valley whipped Marple Newtown, 25-9, Wednesday in the first round of the District One girls’ Class AA tournament.

The top-seeded Patriots (17-3), ranked fourth by, led, 17-2, at halftime. They will host Phoenixville – a 16-13 winner over Sun Valley in the quarterfinals Tuesday.

Brittany Greaves had five goals and two assists for Great Valley and Emily Ellisen had five goals and one assist. Colleen O’Malley added a goal and three assists and Haley Sheehan and Kristina Hahn added a goal each while Stephanie Berger made six saves.

Jackie Roebuck led the Tigers (7-12) with three goals and two assists while Melanie Sarcinello had three goals and one assist and Lauren Rutecki had two goals and an assist.

Merion Mercy 20, Harriton 14

Margaret Corzel pumped in eight goals, Emily Corcoran added five tallies and Kimmy Keating had two goals and two assists as the seventh-seeded Bears (14-6) outscored the Rams. Carli Sukonik led the Harriton (12-8) with six goals and Jess Rothstein had four goals and two assists while Betsy Hurtado tallied two goals.

Click for full story

5/21/09 – Carroll tops Wood for ninth straight Catholic League title and first PIAA berth

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/21/09

It almost sounds like a broken record, which just plays over and over again: Archbishop Carroll has won the Catholic League girls’ championship.

Tonight at Swarthmore College, the Patriots claimed their ninth straight Catholic League crown by dismantling Archbishop Wood, 16-8.

The win earned Carroll (14-5) District 12’s lone berth in the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) tournament and, incredibly, its 120th straight league win. Carroll will meet Bayard Rustin, the District 1 fourth-place finisher in the first round Tuesday. Rustin fell to Strath Haven, 10-9, in overtime today in the third-place game.

This was seemingly the year Wood (17-3) had a legitimate chance to dethrone the Pats. The Vikings have one of their strongest teams in years and fell only, 9-8, to Carroll when the teams first met on April 22.

Click for full story

5/21/11 – District 1 girls’ lacrosse: Karwoski scores 7 goals to lead Great Valley past Boyertown, 17-15, Posted 5/21/11

Ali Karwoski fired in seven goals to lead second-seeded Great Valley to a 17-15 victory over Boyertown today in the District 1 girls’ lacrosse quarterfinals at West Chester East.

The Patriots (19-1) advanced to the semifinals Tuesday and will meet No. 3 Garnet Valley at Henderson at 6 p.m. Garnet Valley advanced by defeating Council Rock North, 15-6. Boyertown faces Council Rock North in a playback Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.

Emily Scullin added three goals for Great Valley while Brooke Gamble and Caitlin Kratzer each scored twice.

Rachel Engler led the Bears with four goals while Kelly Furman had two goals and three assists and Devyn Heidelbaugh, Amanda Smith and Lauren Mengel each had two goals.

Click for full story

5/21/13 – District 1 girls’ semifinals: Harriton routs Radnor; Springfield-Delco edges Boyertown

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/21/13

Harriton coach George Dick likes to talk to his players about “one shot.”

Thursday at West Chester East High, the Rams will have their one shot at the District 1 championship when they take on Springfield-Delco after handling No. 1 Radnor, 15-6, tonight at Henderson High.

Springfield-Delco advanced earlier with a 13-12 decision over Boyertown in the first semifinal at Henderson.

Harriton hopes its one shot will result in the school’s first district title since 1976. Springfield, which lost to Radnor in the 2010 final, will be going after its first crown since 2009.

Harriton’s offense erupted for the first eight goals of the second half, and goalie Melina Avery made five or her nine saves after halftime in the win over Radnor. Caleigh Foust scored three goals in each half and Sabrina Tabasso had three goals and two assists while Katie Melvin scores three. Jane Henderson notched two goals and Julia Marks had one.

Click for full story

5/21/14 – District 1 girls’ semifinals: Garnet Valley outlasts Harriton in OT, to face Springfield-Delco for title

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/21/14

Garnet Valley and Harriton have played a pair of one-goal games this spring.

Those who watched the Central League champion Jaguars earn a 16-15 overtime decision over the defending district and state champion Rams at Haverford High Tuesday night left wondering what would happen if the teams would run into each other one more time this season.

Sophomore Kara Nakrasius’ goal, which was set up by a pass from senior Dana Davis 1:31 into overtime, lifted Garnet Valley to a 16-15 decision over Harriton in a classic district semifinal matchup.

The Jaguars (20-1), who have won 11 games in a row, will take on Springfield-Delco (21-1) – a 19-11 winner of Great Valley – for the district championship at 7:30 Thursday night at West Chester East High’s Zimmerman Field. Harriton and Great Valley play in the third-place game at W.C. East at 5:30 Thursday.

Springfield-Delco lost the 2013 district final to Harriton, which went on to claim the state title with an overtime victory over Radnor.

Click for full story

5/21/15 – District 1 girls’ championship: Great Valley tops @HarritonLax, 7-4, for title

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/21/15

Lucy Haubold and the other Great Valley seniors were in second grade when the Patriots won the 2005 District 1 Class AA championship.

Haubold and a host of Patriots defenders teamed up with sophomore goalie Mia Tornetta Thursday night to help No. 4 seed Great Valley (20-3) earn its seventh consecutive victory with a 7-4 decision over No. 3 Harriton (19-4) in the 2015 District 1 championship contest at West Chester East High’s Zimmerman Stadium.

“I wouldn’t want to play with any other group of people,” Haubold said.

The win halted the Rams’ 12-game winning streak and was the Patriots’ second victory of the postseason against a Central League opponent – No. 1 seed Conestoga was the victim in the semifinal round Tuesday – after three losses in as many starts to Central teams in the regular season.

Great Valley (20-3) will open state tournament play against the third-place team from District 3 Wednesday while Harriton (19-4) will face District 4 champion Danville.

Click for full story

5/21/15 – .@AISowls roll to PAISAA title with 14-4 win over Episcopal Academy

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/21/15

Agnes Irwin’s motto for today’s Pennsylvania Athletic Independent State Athletic Association (PAISAA) championship game was “PTM 50” or “Pedal to the Medal for 50 minutes.”

And that’s exactly what the Owls did – push the medal hard for both halves.

Agnes Irwin celebrates its first PAISAA championship

Hannah Keating scored six goals and Lila Barker had five goals and two assists as Agnes Irwin routed Episcopal Academy, 14-4, to win its first PAISAA title at Cabrini College.

The Owls, who also won the Inter-Ac League title, closed a 23-1 season. They are ranked No. 6 in the STEPS Lacrosse North America Rankings and entered the week tied for No. 1 by

Click for full story

5/21/17 – Gannon (Mount St. Joseph) leads Delaware women’s club to WCLA Division I Championship, Posted 5/21/17
From US Lacrosse

Delaware celebrates its US Lacrosse WCLA Division I Championship

A dominating second half performance carried Delaware Club to its first national championship with a come-from-behind victory over No. 1 seed Pittsburgh in the US Lacrosse WCLA Division I Championship Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah, last weekend.

No. 7 seed Delaware upset the favored Panthers, 13-11, on Saturday, two days after delivering a similar blow to No. 2 seed Santa Clara. The Blue Hens had registered just one victory in five previous national tournament appearances, but claimed four wins in four days to win the 2017 title.

“This feels amazing,” said senior Olivia Gannon (Mount St. Joseph), who tallied three goals and an assist and was named the D-I tournament’s most outstanding attacker. “We’ve wanted this and worked for it since being at the nationals last year.

Click for full story

5/21/17 – O’Donnell, Rainone, Haubold, Schmitt lead @PennStateWLAX past Princeton and into Final Four, Posted 5/21/17
From Press Release

Freshman Maria Auth registered a career-high five points and four goals including the game-tying marker with 5:20 left in regulation to help lift fourth-seeded Penn State past No. 5 Princeton, 14-12, in NCAA Quarterfinal action this afternoon from the Penn State Lacrosse Field.

The Nittany Lions improve to 17-3 on the season and will make their second-straight NCAA National Semifinal appearance and 11th in program history when they battle No. 1 overall seed Maryland on Friday at 5 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Princeton sees its season end with a 15-4 overall record.

Junior Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) and sophomore Madison Carter added three goals apiece to help pace the offensive attack along with Auth’s performance. Carter also registered her second-consecutive game with a career-high 12 draw controls including nine in the second half.

Senior Cat Rainone (Marple Newtown) improves to 16-3 in cage after stopping 13 shots and grabbing four ground balls. Sophomore Kayla Brisolari registered the game-winning goal with 3:42 on the clock and also collected a game-high five ground balls on the afternoon.

Click for full story


Latest Headlines