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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from May 24 (girls’/women’s)

Sunday, 24th 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 5/24/20

5/24/10 – Catholic League girls’ championship: Archbishop Carroll tops Wood for 10th straight crown

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/24/10

Genni Hull scored four goals and Hannah Schmitt added three as Archbishop Carroll defeated Archbishop Wood, 13-6, today for its 10th straight Catholic League girls’ lacrosse championship at Bonner-Prendergast.

Archbishop Carroll celebrates its 10th straight Catholic League title

The top-seeded Patriots (14-5) have beaten Wood (13-6) six consecutive times in the title game. The win also gave Carroll the league’s lone berth (as the District 12 representative) in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament.

Carroll will open state play Tuesday against the fourth-place finisher from District 1, tentatively at Plymouth Whitemarsh at 5 p.m.

“We were returning a lot of girls from last year and we wanted to build on last year’s success,” said Hull, one of nine seniors. “It feels so good to win 10 in a row.

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5/24/11 – District 1 girls’ lacrosse: Downingtown East downs Springfield-Delco, 14-8, to reach championship game, Posted 5/24/11

Emily Solenberger had four goals and two assists and Ashley Poli added four goals and one assist as Downingtown East claimed a 14-8 victory over Springfield-Delco today in the District 1 girls’ lacrosse semifinals at Henderson High.

The win advances the top-seeded Cougars (21-1) to Thursday’s championship game against the winner of Garnet Valley and Great Valley at West Chester East at 7:30 p.m. Springfield-Delco, the No. 5 seed, falls to 19-3 and faces the Garnet Valley-Great Valley loser for third place at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at East.

Downingtown East jumped to an 11-5 halftime lead and never looked back as goalie Allie Murray made 18 saves. Nicole Barretta and McKenzie Rafferty each had two goals and an assist while Haley Nelson and Linnea Faccenda each scored once.

Courtney Kennedy and Nathalie Basunga each scored three goals for Springfield-Delco and Alex Poplawski added a pair.

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5/24/11 – District 1 girls’ lacrosse: Garnet Valley surges in 2nd half to defeat Great Valley, 15-10, in semis, Posted 5/24/11
Staff Report

Garnet Valley used an 8-1 spurt to break open a 7-7 tie and capture a 15-10 victory over Great Valley today in the semifinals of the District 1 girls’ lacrosse tournament at Henderson High.

The third-seeded Jaguars (20-2) advance to the title game to meet Downingtown East Thursday at West Chester East at 7:30 p.m. Downingtown East advanced by defeating Springfield-Delco, 14-8.

Great Valley (19-2) will play Springfield-Delco in the third-place game at Henderson Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

Ally Heavens (four goals) broke the 7-7 tie with 19:17 to play and Garnet Galley proceeded to seize control,

“The turning point of the game was a timeout we called with 17 minutes left on the clock in the second half,” said Garnet Valley coach Kate Henwood. “We dug deep on the draw circle and pulled ahead by working as a team on both sides of the ball.

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5/24/11 – Philly coach Cantele, four Philly players helped Gettysburg win first NCAA lacrosse championship Sunday, Posted 5/24/11
Staff Report

Led by a Philly coach and four Philly players, Gettysburg College captured its first NCAA Division III championship of any kind in dominating fashion with a 16-5 victory over Bowdoin College in the women’s lacrosse finals held at Motamed Field on the campus of Adelphi University on Sunday.

Appearing in its second national final ever, Gettysburg (19-4) handily won its first national title in program history, and just the second national championship ever attained in school history. The 1980 field hockey team won the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Division III title, a squad on which current women’s lacrosse coach Carol Cantele was a member.

Cantele is a graduate of the former nether Providence (now Strath Haven). The Philly players included junior captain and defender Lexi Kelly (Agnes Irwin), senior goalie Laura McIntyre (Coatesville), sophomore defender Alex Casey (Abington) and freshman attack Katie Blumenthal (Notre Dame).

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5/24/12 – PA Independent Schools Girls’ championship: Episcopal Academy comes back to defeat Notre Dame, 9-7

By Chris Mueller, Posted 5/24/12

Alexandra Silvera scored three goals while Madison Craft and Kristen Hinckley both scored twice as Episcopal Academy defeated Notre Dame, 9-7, to win the PA Independent Schools Championship for the second year in a row.

EA (16-6) dominated the transition game and overcame a 7-6 deficit midway through the second half to pull out the victory.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Silvera. “We didn’t lose hope the entire game and knew that we could pull out the win.”

This was the third meeting for the two teams, who split the season series. The EA win avenged an 18-11 loss to Notre Dame (20-3) last week in a game that forced a tie for the Inter-Ac League.

“The quote that the team chose coming into this season was ‘Prove it,’” said Episcopal coach Amanda Vos Strache. “Coming off our tough loss to Notre Dame last week, the girls really proved it and stepped up today.

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5/24/12 – District 1 girls’ championship: Radnor tops Conestoga, 14-7; Harriton edges Garnet Valley for 3rd place

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/24/12

Radnor celebrates the District 1 championship

Natalie Miller has been looking for a new Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association championship medal since misplacing the one she earned in 2010.

Second-year Radnor head coach Brooke Fritz was looking for a goalie late in the first half of Thursday night’s District 1 championship game against Conestoga and found what she had sought.

Miller scored four goals and had one assist and Colleen Packer, who replaced starter Grace Collins when she had to leave the field for a yellow card, ended up with seven saves on 10 shots, helped Radnor to a 14-7 decision over Conestoga at West Chester East Thursday night for the Red Raiders’ second district title in three years.

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5/24/13 – NCAA women’s semifinals: Philly girls help lead UNC to 11-4 shocker over Northwestern

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/24/13

Emily Garrity (Strath Haven), Margaret Corzel (Merion Mercy) and Kelly Devlin (Downingtown East) each made major contributions as North Carolina stunned defending national champion Northwestern, 11-4, today in the semifinals of the NVAA women’s Division I championships here at Villanova University.

The Tar Heels (17-3) will play in only their second championship game Sunday night against tonight’s Syracuse-Maryland winner at 8 p.m.

Kara Cannizzaro had four goals and Abbey Friend had three tallies as North Carolina snapped Northwestern’s streak of eight consecutive appearances in the NCAA title game. The Tar Heels had been 0-4 against the Wildcats in NCAA Tournament play prior to Friday.

UNC, making its seventh appearance in the national semifinals and fourth in five years, also beat Northwestern 11-8 during the regular season on Feb. 22.

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North Carolina’s Emily Garrity (Strath Haven) storms downfield in Friday’s 11-4 conquest of Northwestern in the NCAA Division i semifinals. Garrity starred with five groundballs, two caused turnovers, an assist and several caused fouls  (Photo by Rene Schleicher)

5/24/14 – Women’s NCAA D1 Final Four: Cross (Upper Dublin) sisters, Mock (Pottstown) lead Syracuse into finals vs. Maryland, Posted 5/24/14
From Press Release and Staff Report

Tewaaraton Award finalists Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor combined for 16 points to lead No. 2 Syracuse to a 16-8 victory against Virginia in the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship. The Orange will make its second appearance in the national championship game on Sunday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. where it will face No. 1 Maryland.

It was a historic night for both Murray and Treanor. Murray scored six goals, the most for a Syracuse player in an NCAA Tournament game, while Treanor had four, giving her a single-season school record total of 77 in 2014.

The other key to the win was the collective contributions of the Philly 3 – senior Amy Cross (Upper Dublin), younger sister Kelly Cross (Upper Dublin) and senior defender Kasey Mock (Pottstown).

Amy Cross had two goals and an assist as well as a groundball and a draw control while Kelly Cross added two groundbalsl, two draw controls and a caused turnover while Mock had three groundballs.

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5/24/16 – District 1 girls’ semifinals: @Radnor_Lax, @ojrglacrosse to meet Thursday for title

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/24/16

A pair of one-goal games at Downingtown West High’s DiSerafino Stadium Tuesday night set the pairing for the girls’ district championship lacrosse game.

Radnor, the No. 9 seed, knocked off No 4 and defending state champ Garnet Valley, 7-6, in the opening game of the doubleheader, then No. 6 Owen J. Roberts rallied after falling behind late in the second half to earn an 8-7 decision over No. 10 Bishop Shanahan.

Radnor and Owen J. Roberts will meet for the district title at 7 p.m. at West Chester East High Thursday after Garnet Valley and Bishop Shanahan square off in the third place game, which will begin at 5:30. (The top five teams from District 1 advance to the PIAA tourney.)

Katie Quinn scored on an 8-meter free position shot with 3:42 to play to give Radnor (16-6) its win. The Raiders, who knocked off top seed Conestoga in the quarterfinal round after losing to the Pioneers in Central League play, also reversed a setback they suffered at Garnet Valley in the opening week of league play.

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5/24/17 – Girls’ Class AAA semifinals: @Springfield_Lax, @stogagirlslax to meet for crown

By Matt Chandik, Posted 5/24/17

There’s one constant every year in the District 1 girls’ tournament.

Springfield-Delco’s Olivia Little

No matter the seeds and no matter the regular-season results, the Central League has been dominant in the post-season. Only twice since the PIAA began sanctioning a state tourney in 2009 has a team from outside the Central League reached the District 1 finals before this year.

Eventually, the Central teams start running into each other again, and that’s when things get really interesting. Springfield-Delco’s 12-8 win over Garnet Valley proved that Tuesday.

“It’s definitely hard on our end because they know a lot about us,” said Springfield’s Olivia Little, who scored three times, set up two more goals and snagged six draw controls. “We also know a lot about them. Having three out of the final four being Central League teams is crazy. The Central League is that strong. We definitely pulled it out (Tuesday) and I’m proud of us.”

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5/24/18 – Agnes Irwin topples Episcopal Academy, 12-7, for PAISAA championship (with video highlights)

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/24/18

Agnes Irwin coach Lauren Wray admitted she wasn’t happy when her team lost to Episcopal Academy three weeks ago.

Agnes Irwin wins the PAISAA Championship

“I was disappointed with the way we played them,” said Wray of a 10-8 loss that caused a tie for the Inter-Ac League championship between the Owls and EA. “Give credit to EA. We just had to do things differently this time.”

What Agnes Irwin did Thursday in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association championship game at Cabrini University’s Edith Robb Dixon Field was take control of the game early and never let up, earning a 12-7 decision for its second consecutive state title – and third in four seasons.

The loss brought to a halt Episcopal Academy’s 16-game winning streak.

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5/24/18 – Girls’ District 1 AAA championship: Garnet Valley topples Springfield-Delco, 13-9

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/24/18

Madi McKee knew her Garnet Valley team would keep poised when adversity struck early, in the form of a quick 3-0 deficit, Thursday in the District 1 AAA championship game against Springfield-Delco.

“A couple of things weren’t working but everything flows so nicely,” said McKee. “It took us a while to get into rhythm but our defense and attack figured it out did what we needed to change.”

With McKee collecting five goals, one assist and 12 draw controls, the Jags used an 8-1 surge to take an 8-4 halftime lead and never allowed the Cougars to get closer than two goals en route to a 13-9 victory at Henderson.

Garnet Valley (20-2) advances to meet District 1 seventh-place finisher Downingtown East in a PIAA opener Tuesday while the Cougars (18-4) face District 3 third-place finisher Exeter.

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Garnet Valley wins District 1 AAA title


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