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)
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/26/20
5/26/08 – Penn women – after NCAA championship game loss – look back fondly on season
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/26/08
Penn coach Karin Brower was disappointed and yet proud of her team’s remarkable trek to the NCAA Division I championship game following Sunday’s 10-6 loss to Northwestern at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.
“We are just really happy that we had a fabulous season,” said Brower. “I have a great group of young girls that worked really hard all year to get us to this point and I am just really proud of them.
“They fought the entire game and worked their hearts out. I have to give a lot of credit to Northwestern.”
The Wildcats claimed their fourth straight NCAA title, opening up a 5-2 halftime lead and then staving off a furious Penn comeback attempt in the second half.
5/26/13 – NCAA women’s Division I championship: UNC tops Maryland, 13-12, in 3 OT
By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/26/13
Freshman Sammy Jo Tracy scored 31 seconds into the third overtime to give North Carolina a stunning 13-12 victory over Maryland tonight at Villanova in the longest women’s championship game in NCAA history.
Tracy scored after a brilliant save by freshman goalie Megan Ward and a length-of-the-field sprint by Brittney Coppa. Ward’s save was on Brooke Griffin, who came in on a point-blank shot with no one near her.
The championship was the first for North Carolina (18-3), which got major contributions from three Philly grads – senior midfielder Emily Garrity (Strath Haven), sophomore defender Margaret Corzel (Merion Mercy) and sophomore midfielder Kelly Devlin (Downingtown East).
Garrity had two groundballs and a draw control and earned All-Tournament honors, Corzel had a caused turnover and a draw control and Devlin scored a goal and plucked three draw controls. Also receiving championship medals were freshmen Alyssa Andress (Archbishop Wood) and Stephanie Lobb (West Chester East).
5/26/14 – NCAA Division I final: Philly women fall short for Syracuse in NCAA championship game loss to Maryland
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/26/14
From Press Release and Staff Report
No. 2 Syracuse’s comeback attempt from a seven-goal second half deficit came up just short in a 15-12 loss to No. 1 Maryland in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship final on Sunday in Towson, Md. The Orange finishes the year with a school record 21 wins as it made the second appearance in the national championship game in program history.
“Unfortunately, we came up short today,” said Syracuse head coach Gary Gait. “(We) played hard to the end. We’ll go back to drawing board next year.”
5/26/16 – .@Radnor_Lax tops @ojrglacrosse, 12-8; wins first District 1 title since 2012
By Harry Chaykun
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/26/16
It wasn’t that long ago that the Radnor girls’ lacrosse team had a 5-5 record.
Today, the Raiders are 17-6 and they can call themselves District 1 champions after their 12-8 victory over Owen J. Roberts at West Chester East’s Zimmerman Stadium Thursday night.
Radnor, which entered district play as the No. 9 seed, earned decisions over No. 1 and No. 4 Garnet Valley before taking down the sixth-seeded OJR Wildcats (21-4) for their first district championship since 2012.
Radnor will face the District 3 third-place finisher, Manheim Township, and Owen J. Roberts will meet District 4 champion Danville when the PIAA Tournament begins Wednesday.