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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from May 23 (girls’/women’s)

Saturday, 23rd 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 5/23/20

5/23/08 – Philly products playing in NCAA Women’s Final Four tonight, Posted 5/23/08

When Penn takes on Duke tonight (8:30 p.m.) in the NCAA Women’s Division I semifinals at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md., the Quakers will face several familiar names to Philly lacrosse followers.

Duke (13-7) features two Philadelphia products in its starting lineup, including freshman midfielder Emma Hamm (Baldwin School) and sophomore defender Sara Giedgowd (Conestoga).

Hamm, the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year, on Wednesday was named an IWLCA second-team All-Regional selection and is getting consideration for All-American status. She has 31 goals and 21 assists as well as 38 groundballs and team highs in draw controls (51) and caused turnovers (28).

Giedgowd, playing low defense, has 10 caused turnovers. Also, sophomore midfielder Christie Barnes (Radnor) has appeared in 11 games as a reserve and has one goal and one assist.

Duke is coached by Haverford High graduate Kerstin Manning Kimel, a 1997 inductee into the Haverford High Hall of Fame.

Mosenson leads Syracuse
Junior attacker Megan Mosenson (Great Valley) leads Syracuse in tonight’s semifinal opener (6 p.m.) against top-seeded Northwestern.

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5/23/09 – Dramatic comeback fails as Penn falls to undefeated Northwestern, 13-12, in 2OT in NCAA semifinals, Posted 5/23/09

    Senior Meredith Frank scored her third goal of the game with 1:31 remaining in the second overtime to spoil a dramatic Penn comeback and give Northwestern a 13-12 victory Friday in an NCAA semifinal matchup at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.

    The Quakers (15-3) rallied from four goals down in the final seven minutes to send the game into overtime before bowing to the four-time defending national champions in the Final Four for the third straight year.

    No. 1 Northwestern (22-0), which defeated Penn in the finals last year, advances to the title game Sunday against North Carolina, an 8-7 winner over No. 2 Maryland.

    After three straight goals from Northwestern, Penn trailed 11-7 with 9:14 remaining in the game. But the Quakers were unfazed by the big deficit.

    Samantha Bird capped the 4-0 run with 1:30 left – the first time the game had been tied since the opening draw control. Northwestern held possession as the clock wound down, but the Quakers defense didn’t allow a shot to send the game into overtime.  

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5/23/10 – NCAA Division II championship: West Chester bows to Adelphi, 17-7, Posted 5/23/10
From Press Releases

Fifth-ranked West Chester fell behind once again on Sunday afternoon. But, this time third-ranked Adelphi would not let the Golden Rams rally en route to a 17-7 victory in the NCAA Division II Women’s Lacrosse national championship game at Clark Field.

West Chester (19-2) ends its season in the national championship game for the eighth time in the last 10 years while Adelphi (18-1) wins its NCAA-best fourth Division II national championship. Adelphi, who also won the national title in 2009, became the first team to repeat as national champions since the DII tournament began in 2001.

Adelphi jumped out to a 7-2 lead by halftime, capitalizing on its free position attempts while holding West Chester to very few scoring opportunities. The Panthers were 2-for-3 off the free positions while the Golden Rams were 1-for-4.

Adelphi goalkeeper Caitlin Fitzpatrick made nine saves in the first half alone and finished the game with 14. West Chester’s MacKenzie O’Keefe (Downingtown East) finished with four.

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5/23/11 – Girls’ lacrosse: Episcopal Academy tops Penn Charter, 14-6, to claim PA Independent School championship, Posted 5/23/11

Blake McHugh had five goals and an assist while MC Curran and Taylor Trimble each had three goals and an assist and Lindsey Reder made 14 saves as Episcopal Academy defeated Penn Charter, 14-6, today to win the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA) championship at Eastern University.

Top-seeded EA (16-4), which clinched its seventh straight Inter-Ac League championship on Friday, can close out its season with a perfect Inter-Ac record by defeating Baldwin School today on the road.

Kelly Martellucci, Kathryn Burke and Ali Singley each scored once for EA, which led, 7-1, at halftime.

Amanda Fleming and Emma Ebert each had two goals for the third-seeded Quakers (10-8), while Blaine Steinberg added a goal and two assists and Leigh Steinberg had one goal.

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5/23/12 – Public League girls’ lacrosse: Girls’ High topples George Washington, 6-4, for 2nd straight crown

By James Boyle, Posted 5/23/12

Girls’ High repeated as Public League girls’ lacrosse champion today by downing previously-undefeated George Washington, 6-4, at the Gratz Supersite.

Girls’ High (11-4) advances to play in the first Public League-Catholic League championship game, which will determine the District 12 champ, on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Germantown Supersite. The Catholic League title game between Archbishop Carroll and Cardinal O’Hara is being played tonight.

GW – which had defeated Girls’ High in the two regular season games – closed its season at 13-1.

Girls’ High took an early 3-0 lead in the first half with unassisted goals from Somaly Kim, Chasity Mills and Danielle Holmes.

“We just played our hardest… we knew we were humble and we wanted this so bad,” said Mills. “We came and we played out hardest and we got the win.

“This is what we wanted all season. It really means a lot. We (lost to them) two times, we really wanted them but we came back two years in a row.”

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5/23/12 – District 1 girls’ semifinals: Radnor stuns Garnet Valley, 13-12, on Quinn’s 5th goal with 18 seconds left

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/23/12

Taylor Quinn didn’t feel well Tuesday night.

Instead it was twin sister Shannon Quinn who turned out to be the one that left the Garnet Valley players, coaches and fans feeling ill. Quinn, a Radnor High junior, tossed in five goals, with the last coming 13.8 seconds before the final whistle, as third-seeded Radnor (18-4) knocked off No. 2 Garnet Valley (20-2), 13-12, in a District One Tournament semifinal game at West Chester Henderson High.

The Red Raiders will take on eighth-seeded Conestoga, a 9-7 upset winner over Harriton in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Henderson, in the district title game at 6 p.m. Thursday at West Chester East High after Garnet Valley and Harriton play for third place.

All four teams will compete in the PIAA Girls’ Lacrosse Tournament, which begins Wednesday, May 30. Radnor won the first two PIAA titles (2009 and 2010) and Garnet Valley is the defending state champion.

“Usually I get sick before Taylor does,” Shannon Quinn said after her teammates and coaches had finished celebrating her big goal. “This time, I didn’t get sick, so I’m hoping I’ll be all right for Thursday’s game.”

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5/23/13 – Episcopal Academy girls win third straight PAISAA title with emotional win over Friends’ Central

By James Boyle, Posted 5/23/13

MC Curran had three goals and an assist and dominated the midfield with 11 draw controls while Kristen Hinckley tallied five goals as Episcopal Academy defeated Friends’ Central, 19-10, today for its third straight PA Independent Schools championship at Radnor Memorial Park.

EA (16-4) finished a brilliant season. The Churchwomen also won a ninth straight Inter-Ac League championship with an undefeated run and went 16-2 over its last 18 games.

The victory, though, was bittersweet for EA. The game was moved up so the players could attend a memorial for their friend, junior Paul Pratt who died in a car accident a week ago, just before he was to row in the famed Stotesbury Regatta. Paul was an advisee of coach Vos Strache and the players wore neon green ribbons with his initials to honor his memory.

A major key to the Episcopal Academy win Friday was winning the draw.

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5/23/14 – PA Independent Schools championship: Friends’ Central stuns Agnes Irwin, wins crown as No. 6 seed

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/23/14

Kate Forrest scored two late goals within 54 seconds to lift Friends’ Central to a shocking 13-11 victory today over Agnes Irwin in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) championship game at Radnor’s Memorial Field.

The Phoenix (15-9) was the No. 6 seed in the tourney and had lost to the top-seeded Owls (22-2), 20-7, in the season’s first game.

But on this day, Friends’ Central led most of the game until Agnes Irwin stormed back from an 11-7 deficit with four straight goals, the last coming from Kristen Burnetta (five goals) with 8:03 to play. Forrest, a senior co-captain who scored three goals, out her team ahead with 5:49 to play and added the insurance goal before Friends’ Central held the ball most of the remainder of the game.

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Friends’ Central – 2014 PAISAA Champions

5/23/14 – District 1 girls’ championship: Springfield-Delco edges Garnet Valley on Ryan’s last-second goal

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/23/14

Thursday’s hailstorm in West Goshen pushed back the District 1 championship game between top-seeded Garnet Valley and No. 2 Springfield-Delco until Friday afternoon.

Cougars senior Kate Ryan did her best to get some sleep as the hours passed Thursday night into Friday morning.

“I kept dreaming and thinking about something awesome happening today,” Ryan said, after her goal with three seconds to play lifted Springfield-Delco (21-2) to its 13th consecutive victory, a 10-9 decision over Garnet Valley, and the Cougars’ first district title since 2009.

The Cougars (21-2) will face Downingtown East, District 1’s No. 6 seed, in the opening round of the PIAA Tournament Wednesday, while Central League champion Garnet Valley (20-2) will face District 1’s fifth seed, Conestoga. The Jaguars earned a 10-8 decision over the Pioneers in a Central League game last month.

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Springfield-Delco – 2014 District 1 champions

5/23/15 – Philly girls McCool, Corzel, Devlin, Lobb help North Carolina advance to NCAA Division I championship game

By Anthony Caruso
And Press Releasaes, Posted 5/23/15

The NCAA semifinal matchup Friday at PPL Park between North Carolina and Duke proved to be a homecoming for many hilly girls who starred in local high school.

With key contributions from Marie McCool (Moorestown), Margaret Corzel (Merion Mercy), Kelly Devlin (Downingtown East) and Stephanie Lobb (West Chester East), second-seeded North Carolina advanced to the NCAA Tournament championship game by routing third-seeded Duke, 16-7.

Duke senior Taylor Trimble (Episcopal Academy)

The Tar Heels (18-3) will face top-seeded Maryland, which beat Syracuse, 10-8, at t 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night for the national championship at PPL Park. ESPNU will televise the game nationally.

Duke, which featured Taylor Trimble (Episcopal Academy), closed its season at 16-5.

McCool, the Co-Player of the Year last season when she led Moorestown to its third straight Tournament of Champions title, had two goals on Friday. Corzel, a former pick, had two caused turnovers and a grounball to lead the defense. Devlin, a former pick who led Downingtown East to the state finals in 2011, added one draw control, one groundball and and one assist. Lobb, who has emerged this year as a key reserve, scored once and added a groundball.

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5/23/16 – Archbishop Carroll wins 16th straight Catholic League girls’ championship

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/23/16

When lacrosse practice began at Archbishop Carroll in March, head coach Lorraine Beers and assistant Jess Brophy Lake knew there were questions to be answered about their young team.

Archbishop Carroll celebrates its 16tth straight Catholic League championship

The Patriots just kept providing positive answers to those questions as the season went on.

At Neumann University Monday night, Samantha Swart tossed in seven goals and the Carroll (16-3) coasted to a 21-4 victory over Archbishop Wood in the Philadelphia Catholic League girls playoff final.

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5/23/19 – Academy of Notre Dame reaches goal, wins first PAISAA championship

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/23/19

Some of the members of the Cabrini University athletic staff were talking as they sat through the weather delay that held up the start of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association championship game Thursday afternoon at Edith Robb Dixon Field for more than 30 minutes.

“It’s usually Episcopal Academy playing Agnes Irwin here,” one said.

Episcopal – the Inter-Ac League champion – was unable to participate in this year’s PAISAA playoffs because of scheduling conflicts with school-related activities. The Academy of Notre Dame, which had been knocked out of the previous two tournaments in the semifinal round, made its first appearance in the title match Thursday.

Today, the 11 Irish seniors can prepare for their June 1 graduation ceremony knowing that they will leave Notre Dame as members of the class that finally earned a PAISAA championship after their 12-10 comeback victory over two-time defending champion Agnes Irwin Thursday.

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Academy of Notre Dame celebrates the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association championship


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