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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from May 29 (girls’/women’s)

Friday, 29th 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 5/29/20

5/29/08 – Boyertown, Downingtown West move to Class AAA semis

Phillylacrosse, Posted 5/29/08

Megan Fisher scored with three minutes, 50 seconds to play to give host Boyertown a 12-11 victory over North Penn Wednesday in the District one Class AAA quarterfinals.
The win advanced the fourth-seeded Bears (18-3) into Saturday’s semifinals against top-seeded Radnor at 11 a.m.

Maggie Tamasitis led Boyertown with three goals while Sam Mazzie, Emily Austerberry and Lyndsey Babilon had two goals apiece. Ashley Harman made 14 saves.

Fifth-seeded North Penn (15-6) got six goals from Lauren McDermott and two from Abbie Hartman. The Maidens – who were crushed by Boyertown, 18-4, in the season’s first game – outshot the Bears, 30-20, and rallied after trailing, 9-5, at halftime.

“I knew the team we saw at the beginning of the season was not the team we would see today,” said Boyertown coach Pam Wernersbach. “We had to be prepared. North Penn made a run for it. Fortunately, we got the late lead and held the ball at the end.”

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5/29/10 – District 11 girls’ final: Nazareth topples Emmaus, 17-8; will meet Downingtown East in PIAA opener

By Scott Johnston, Posted 5/29/10

Senior midfielder Amanda Denger scored five of her game-high six goals in the second half as Nazareth broke open a close game at intermission and cruised to 17-8 win over host Emmaus to capture the District 11 girls’ lacrosse championship Friday.

The Blue Eagles, who also defeated Emmaus, 10-9, in the Lehigh Valley Conference championship game, won their 21st game in a row after a season-opening loss to District One’s Lower Merion. Nazareth will return to Memorial Field in Emmaus at 5 p.m. Tuesday to face Downingtown East, the No. 5 seed from District One, in the opening round of the PIAA state playoffs. Emmaus ends its season at 13-8 after falling to their rival for the fourth time this year.

Senior Lindsay Whipple, a first-time all-league perfomer, added three goals and three assists while Kathleen Bezik also had a hat trick for Nazareth. Midfielder Alex Edwards chipped in with two goals and a game-high four assists and Hilary Holecz added a pair of goals for the Eagles, who led 6-3 at the break. Rachel Strzelecki played a solid game in net.

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5/29/11 – NCAA women’s Division I championship: Senior Magarity (Germantown Academy) helps Northwestern edge Maryland, 8-7, for crown, Posted 5/29/11
From Press Releases and Staff Reports

Colleen Magarity

Helped by All-Tournament pick Colleen Magarity (Germantown Academy), Northwestern brought home its sixth NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship in the last seven years Sunday with a gut-wrenching 8-7 victory over top-seeded Maryland at Stony Brook, N.Y.

Magarity, a senior defender who had three groundballs and a draw control, was a key part of a unit that shut down the nation’s fourth-leading offense. Northwestern held Maryland to two second-half goals, while also coming back from an early 4-1 deficit thanks to four goals by tournament MVP Shannon Smith.

In a back-and-forth first half, Maryland scored four goals in a span of 1:34 but was held in check to the tune of only one goal in the remaining 28:26 of the first 30 minutes as the game went to halftime tied at five.

But unlike the 2010 title game matchup between these teams, NU overwhelmingly controlled the pace of the game in the second half, taking the lead for good at the 15:23 mark and controlling possession for the final quarter of the game.

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5/29/12 – South Jersey roundup: Clearview Regional wins 1st Group 4 crown, Moorestown rolls to Group 3 title; Egg Harbor boys win crown, Posted 5/29/12

Freshman Gianna Bowe scored with 22.5 seconds left in the second overtime period to lift Clearview Regional to a 7-6 victory over defending champion Washington Township and its first South Jersey Group 4 girls’ lacrosse championship last week.

Senior Kim Tumolo added two goals as Clearview (17-4) advanced to face North Jersey champion Ridge or Ridgewood in the Group 4 state final on Thursday.

Clearview Regional won all three meetings with Washington Township (13-6) in overtime this year, also winning, 10-9 and 8-7 (two overtimes).

Washington Township was making its fourth consecutive appearance in the sectional final. The Minutemaids won the crown in 2009 and 2011.

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5/29/13 – PIAA girls’ playoffs: Radnor tops Archbishop Carroll, 12-11, on Quinn tally in OT

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/29/13

Shannon Quinn scored the game-winner one minute into sudden-victory overtime today as Radnor rallied to defeat Archbishop Carroll, 12-11, in the first round of the PIAA girls’ lacrosse tournament at Neumann University.

The Red Raiders (18-4), the third seed from District 1, advance to the quarterfinals Saturday vs. Springfield-Delco, a 16-15 winner over Strath Haven. Archbishop Carroll, the District 12 champion, closes its season at 16-6.

Quinn, who had four goals and an assist, tied it with 50 seconds left and then wrapped around the goal to beat Sophia Cuzzupe (12 saves) for the game-winner.

“I was trying to get the ball back to Sara (Curley) on a back-and-forth thing,” Quinn said. “My girl began pressuring me and ended up behind me so I ran her around the crease. There was no one on that side so I crashed and shot it.”

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5/29/13 – PIAA girls’ playoffs: Springfield-Delco overcomes tragedy to edge Strath Haven

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 5/29/13

Springfield-Delco senior Alex Poplawski said it was a long day. It certainly was a day the Springfield-Delco High players, coaches and fans will remember.

Playing in the state tournament for the first time in two years, and playing without head coach Keith Broome, who was home mourning the passing of his daughter, Beverly, a former Springfield player, the Cougars rallied for a 16-15 PIAA Tournament decision over Central League rival Strath Haven at West Chester East’s Zimmerman Stadium Wednesday night.

Springfield-Delco (20-4) and Radnor, another Central League foe and another of the teams – Harriton and Strath Haven were the others – with which the Cougars shared first place in the 2013 Central standings, will meet in a state quarterfinal game at West Chester East Saturday.

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5/29/14 – PIAA girls’ tournament roundup: Springfield-Delco, Great Valley, Garnet Valley take openers, Posted 5/29/14

Emily Santana collected five goals, one assist and eight draw controls to lead Springfield-Delco to an 11-8 victory over Downingtown East Wednesday in the opening round of the PIAA lacrosse tournament at West Chester East.

Kate Ryan added two goals and an assist and Cailyn Gormley scored twice while Kate Bedard posted 10 saves for the Cougars (22-2), who advance to play in the quarterfinals Saturday vs. Lancaster Country Day at a site and time to be determined. Lancaster CD, the District 3 runner-up, defeated Parkland, 16-9.

Nicole Barretta had four goals and Sarah Kolhoff added two for Downingtown East (17-6).

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5/29/16 – UNC’s Lobb (@WCEastGirlsLax), McCool (Moorestown) react to winning National Championship in hometown

By Anthony Caruso, Posted 5/29/16

UNC’s Marie McCool (Moorestown) kisses the national championship trophy

North Carolina senior defender Stephanie Lobb remembered the hurt she felt a year ago when her Tar Heels fell to Maryland, 9-8, in the NCAA Division I championship.

A year later, the 13-7 win today over the previously-undefeated terrapins at Talen Energy Stadium was even sweeter.

“It has definitely been 365 days since we were back here following a tough loss in this same arena,” Lobb said, amid the championship celebration. “To finally win it during my senior year, along with co-captain Kelly Devlin’s senior year, it’s an unbelievable feeling. It’s awesome to be back at home and finish my career with the championship. It’s a great note to go out on top.”

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