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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from May 28 (girls’/women’s)

Thursday, 28th 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 5/28/20

5/28/08 – Bayard Rustin holds off Abington, 10-9, to reach District One semifinals

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/28/08

Bayard Rustin attacker Alyssa Gallen said her team did not play smart at the outset of Thursday’s District One Class AAA quarterfinal against visiting Abington.

“Their defense is strong and we started to take it one-on-one in the beginning,” she said after the Golden Knights held on for a 10-9 victory. “We saw it wasn’t working. So, we pulled it out and we worked our cuts and waited for the good cuts.

“That left a couple girls open. They started to sag in the middle and we were open all over the place.”

Rustin (16-2) – ranked second by – advanced to Saturday’s semifinals at 2 p.m. against Downingtown West, a 15-9 winner over Ridley.

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5/28/08 – Radnor rolls, 12-4, over Conestoga, gets high praise from coach

By Willie McGonigle
Phillylacrosse, com, Posted 5/28/08

There’s no doubt that in her storied career, veteran Radnor coach Phyllis Kilgour has coached some great teams.

But Kilgour gushes when she speaks of this Red Raiders squad.

“This is without a doubt the best team I ever coached regardless of how they finish,” said Kilgour, following Wednesday’s 12-4 victory over visiting Conestoga in the District One quarterfinals. “I never had a team this balanced.

“We’ve got seven players with over 40 goals.”

It was that balance that helped the Raiders – the top seed and the No. 1 team in the Top 10 Poll – improve to a perfect 21-0 and give Kilgour her 520th career victory. Radnor will play fourth-seeded Boyertown Saturday at West Chester East at 11 a.m.

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5/28/10 – District 1 girls’ championship: Radnor surges in 2nd half to claim 8-6 victory over Springfield-Delco, Posted 5/28/10
Staff Report

Radnor scored the game’s final four goals and claimed an 8-6 victory over Springfield-Delco today in the District 1 championship game at Henderson High.

The Central League tri-champion Red Raiders (22-1) will face the District 1 seventh-place finisher, North Penn, in the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament Tuesday at a site and time to be determined. the Cougars (20-2) will meet District 1 sixth-place finisher and fellow Central League tri-champion Strath Haven in the first round.

“We really came together as a team today,” said Radnor senior Ellie Kraus, who had two goals in the second half comeback. “We worked really hard and we knew we wanted to come out and show them we could do it. We worked our transition and did what we do best the – the fast break.”

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5/28/11 – District 11 girls’ championship: Emmaus gains revenge on Nazareth by winning crown, draws Springfield-Delco in PIAA tourney

By Scott Johnston, Posted 5/28/11

Ever since losing to Nazareth four times a year ago, including the Lehigh Valley Girls League Championship and in the District 11 playoffs, the Emmaus girls’ lacrosse team has had one and only one thing on its mind as they began the 2011 season.


Emmaus won the District 11 championship by defeating Nazareth, 15-11

Twice this season, coach Allison Moxey’s Hornets had accomplished that feat – defeating the Blue Eagles, 8-6, and 12-5.

Friday night, on their home turf at Memorial Field, the Blue Eagles completed the trifecta.

Junior All-League performers Colleen Ehrig (five goals) and Nicole Schmidt (four) combined for nine goals as Emmaus won their first-ever District 11 Championship, by defeating Nazareth, 15-11.

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5/28/17 – Archbishop Carroll’s Detwiler named winner of prestigious Heather Leigh Albert Award winner, Posted 5/28/17
Staff Report

Philly 1 2018 midfielder Katie Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll) was named the winner of the prestigious Heather Leigh Albert award today, honoring the top player at the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament this weekend at Yale University.

Philly Team 1’s Katie Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll) accepts the Heather Leigh Albert award as the top player at the Women’s’ National Tournament this weekend at Yale University. Detwiler is joined by father Gene Albert and brother Sean of the Heather Leigh Albert Foundation.

Detwiler helped lead the Philly 1 team into the Onondaga (top division) championship game where it fell to Massachusetts/Rhode Island 1, 15-13.

Also, two members of the Philly 1 team were named finalists for the Heather Leigh Albert award, 2018 goalie Madison Doucette (Unionville) and 2019 midfielder Olivia Dirks (Episcopal Academy).

The Heather Leigh Albert Award goes to the outstanding player in the Schoolgirls’ Division, which is comprised of the top underclassmen from all regions in the nation that compete at the National Tournament.

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5/28/18 – Barr (Shawnee-NJ), coach Cantele lead Gettysburg to second straight Division III National title, Posted 5/28/18
From Press Release

For the second year in a row, the Gettysburg Bullets traveled to Kerr Stadium in Salem, Virginia, and walked out Division III Women’s Lacrosse champions.

The Bullets topped Middlebury, 11-9, in a matchup of the past two years’ champions. Gettysburg held a slim 6-5 halftime lead, but extended it all the way to 11-6 in the second period. But the Panthers would not go away, trimming the deficit to 11-9 before running out of time.

Shawnee (N.J.) alum Liza Barr led the Gettysburg offense with five goals, including a hat trick in the first half, while goalie Bailey Pilder was outstanding with 12 saves.

Gettysburg is coached by Carol Cantele, a 1983 Gettysburg alum who graduated from the former Nether Providence High (now Strath Haven). In her 26th season as the head coach, Cantele is now 399-107, including three National titles.

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