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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from May 25 (girls’/women’s)

Monday, 25th 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 5/25/20

5/25/10 – District 1 girls’ semifinals: Radnor overcomes Unionville, 12-9, to reach championship game

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/25/10

Allie Martin pumped in five goals and Annie Woehling made 11 saves – including several key stops in the last 10 minutes – as Radnor scored the game’s final four goals and earned a 12-9 triumph over Unionville tonight in a District 1 girls’ lacrosse semifinal at West Chester East.

The victory gave the top-seeded Red Raiders (21-1) a berth in the championship game Thursday (at Henderson, 6 p.m.) against Springfield-Delco, a 19-14 winner over Great Valley in the other semifinal game at East. Radnor, which fell to Springfield-Delco in last year’s district title game, shared the Central League crown with the Cougars as well as Strath Haven this year.

Fifth-seeded Unionville (19-3) will face Ches-Mont League rival Great Valley in the third-place game at Henderson at 4 p.m. Great Valley beat out the Indians for the Ches-Mont crown this year. All four teams have advanced to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) tournament.

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5/25/10 – Scholastic girls: Friends’ Central seniors helped lead Phoenix to Friends Schools League championship, Posted 5/25/10
Staff Report

The Friends’ Central girls’ lacrosse team claimed its first Friends Schools League championship in five years Saturday by defeating defending champ and host Germantown Friends, 13-2.

The victory capped a 13-5 season for the Phoenix, who led 7-0 at halftime and avenged a 12-11 loss.

Friends’ Central won the Friends Schools League championship

to the Tigers in the regular season. Friends’ Central closed the season with five straight wins.

Gracie Pearlman led Friends’ Central against GFS with four goals, two assists and five groundballs and Ashley Tedesco added three goals, four assists and four groundballs. Emily Brodsky had two goals, four draw controls and five forced turnovers while Becca Dahle had a goal, three assists, four groundballs, one draw controls and two forced turnovers. Jaime Hyman had two goals, one assist, two draw controls, two groundballs and one forced turnover while Claire Harris scored once.

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5/25/10 – District 1 girls’ semifinals: Springfield-Delco outscores Great Valley, 19-14

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/25/10

Shannon Burns scored eight goals to lead Springfield-Delco to a 19-14 victory over Great Valley tonight in the District 1 girls’ lacrosse semifinals at West Chester East.

The victory moved the third-seeded Cougars (20-1) into the championship game against Radnor, a 12-9 winner over Unionville in the other semifinal at East. The title game will be played at 6 p.m. at Henderson.

Great Valley, the No. 2 seed, suffered its first loss of the year and fell to 21-1. The Pats will meet Unionville Thursday at Henderson at 4 p.m. in the third-place game.

Burns tallied five goals in the first half, staking the Cougars to as big a lead as 8-2. The Pats rallied and trailed, 10-7, at halftime, and then drew within 10-9 in a tally by Ali Karwoski (four goals) early in the second half.

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5/25/14 – Philly 1 girls Murphy (Archbishop Carroll), Santana (Springfield-Delco) named finalists for Heather Leigh Albert Award, Posted 5/25/14

Philly 1 players Avery Murphy (Archbishop Carroll) and Emily Santana (Springfield-Delco) were named finalists for the prestigious Heather Leigh Albert winner during competition this weekend at the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament at Cedar Lane Sports Park in Bel Air, Md.

Murphy had eight goals overall and Santana had six goals and five assists for Philly 1, which went 1-3 overall in the Onondaga (top) division.

Philly 1 members Emily Santana (left), Avery Murphy accept their Heather Leigh Albert finalists awards

Olivia Jenner (McDonogh School) of Baltimore Metro 1 was named the winner of the Award.

The event featured 63 regional all-star teams of the top underclassmen in the country representing 29 states and Washington D.C.

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5/25/15 – Philly girls fall short of title quest as UNC bows to Maryland in D1 final, 9-8

By Anthony Caruso
and from Press Releases, Posted 5/25/15

Maryland’s women’s lacrosse team went on a 6-2 run in the second half to come from behind and defeat North Carolina, 9-8, in the NCAA championship game on Sunday night at PPL Park. Carolina had led, 6-3, at halftime. The Terrapins capture their second consecutive national title and their 12th overall.

Carolina finishes its season with a record of 18-4, tying the school record for wins in a season set in 2013 (18-3). The Tar Heels were making their second appearance in the NCAA final in the last three years and their third overall. Two years ago, UNC won the 2013 national championship.

Maggie Bill led the Tar Heels with three goals and two assists. Marie McCool (Moorestown) scored twice and Sam McGee had a goal and an assist. Aly Messinger and Sydney Holman both scored single goals.

NCAA Tournament MVP Taylor Cummings finished with three goals and two assists for Maryland. Megan Whittle had three goals and an assist, and Erin Collins, Kelly McPartland and Brooke Griffin each scored one goal.

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5/25/17 – .@stogagirlslax tops Springfield-Delco, claims first district crown since 2006

By Matt Chandik, Posted 5/25/17

Dana Cicchitti didn’t have a chance to play in Conestoga’s postseason run to the state championship last year.

Conestoga celebrates the District 1 AAA championship

Rather, Cicchitti was relegated to the sidelines and pregame goalie warmups, thanks to a bout with pneumonia. While she didn’t get to play, she did have the best seat in the house on a game-by-game basis as the Pioneers rolled to the state title.

Competitors don’t like to watch, though, and Thursday, Cicchitti made up for lost time in style. She and Ceara Sweeney each scored four times and both added an assist to lead Conestoga to a 12-8 win over Springfield-Delco for the District 1 Class AAA championship.

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5/25/17 – .@AISowls topple @EAgirlslax, 14-7, to claim PAISAA title

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/25/17

Agnes Irwin junior Sydney Wolfington will play this summer for the Philly Blast club team – coached by Episcopal Academy mentor Josie Ferri.

Ferri will be happy to have Wolfington on her side. But today Wolfington was the hero for the opposition as she pumped in five first-half goals and helped the Owls dominate EA, 14-7, in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association championship game at Cabrini University’s Edith Robb Dixon Field.

Agnes Irwin (21-5) had fallen to Episcopal Academy – the undefeated Inter-Ac League champion and top seed – in both regular-season games on last-second goals.

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Agnes Irwin celebrates the PAISAA championship

5/25/18 – Warden (@GarnetGLax) leads JMU to win over UNC and into NCAA title game with 5G, 10 draws, Posted 5/25/18
From Press Release

With three players recording hat tricks, led by senior midfielder Garnet Valley alum Haley Warden’s five goals (and 10 draw controls), third-seeded James Madison advanced to its first national championship game with a 15-12 victory against second-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship semifinals on Friday evening at LaValle Stadium.

Haley Warden

The Dukes improved to 21-1 on the year in front of 7,524 fans, while the Tar Heels ended their season at 17-4. It marked JMU’s second win of the year against UNC and the fifth against a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference, improving to 5-0. It was also the 200th career win for Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe and her 150th at JMU.

JMU becomes the second team in Colonial Athletic Association team to reach the national championship game, joining Loyola’s 1997 squad.

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5/25/18 – Villa Maria Academy wins first District 1 title, downs Radnor, 9-4, Posted 5/25/18
Staff Report

On the ride over from Villa Maria Academy to West Chester East Thursday afternoon, Maddie Medve indulged in her usual pump-up music, plus the group playlist of Disney pop songs.

Villa Maria wins the District 1 AA championship

But before she took the field in the District 1 Class 2A final, she had to listen to her one can’t-miss song, “Last Resort,” by Papa Roach.

“It gets me in that mindset of going fast and going hard,” the senior goalie said.

Medve left Radnor with no resort in the title game, turning aside 10 shots as the Hurricanes stymied the Raiders, 9-4, to claim their first district championship.

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Villa Maria wins the District 1 AA championship


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