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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories (girls’/women’s) from April 2

Thursday, 2nd April 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 history), Posted 4/2/20

4/2/09- Girls’ Underclassmen Honor Roll: Smith (Unionville), Ebbott (Germantown Academy), Murphy (Strath Haven)

This week’s Girls’ Underclassmen Honor Roll choices:

Lindsey Smith, Unionville, junior midfielder

Off the field: She has a 4.16 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, takes all honors and AP classes, volunteers annually at her church’s Christmas party for underprivileged children and has volunteered at Lamancha Pet Rescue.

On the Field: Has 18 goals and 13 assists in the first four games this season for the 4-1 Indians.  She is also a varsity soccer player and was named 1st team all league this past season.

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4/2/10 – College women: Sarcinello (Marple Newtown) OT goal lifts La Salle past St. Joe’s, 9-8

Freshman Melanie Sarcinello (Marple Newtown) scored the game-winner in overtime to lift host La Salle to a thrilling 9-8 Atlantic 10 victory over St. Joseph’s Thursday, keeping the Explorers undefeated in the conference.

The game featured seven ties and two extra sessions as La Salle improved to 3-0 in the league (7-4 overall) and dropped the Hawks to 2-10 overall and 0-3 in the league.

Sophomore Mary Elizabeth Klepper scored for the Hawks in the final minute, knotting the game at eight a piece to force the game into overtime.

Sarcinello scored with two minutes remaining in the first overtime session after receiving a pass from A-10 Player of the Week senior Jill Davis (Ridley).

La Salle and St. Joe’s exchanged goals seven times after sophomore Julie Mineweaser (North Penn) got the scoring started for the Hawks 10 minutes into the game.

Freshman Lauren McDermott (North Penn/ two goals), who is the reigning A-10 Rookie of the Week for the last two weeks, tied the game for the Explorers twice to help them keep pace early on.

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4/2/11 – Saturday’s girls’ high school roundup: Harriton tops Methacton; Great Valley, Henderson win

Carli Sukonik collected seven goals and two assists to lead host Harriton to a 17-10 victory today over Methacton in non-league girls’ lacrosse.

Jess Schwab added four goals and three assists while Katie Melvin had three goals and an assist for the Rams (4-0).

Emily Kellett led the Warriors (3-1) with three goals and three assists while Megan Nearing added three goals and two assists.

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4/2/12 – Girls’ lacrosse: Garnet Valley takes long road to Good Counsel (Md.), comes away with 9-5 victory

By Stephen London, Posted 4/2/12

OLNEY, Md. – After seeing its bus break down, the Garnet Valley girls’ lacrosse team got a late start today in its battle at national power Good Counsel.

The game was tied in the second half after the Jaguars arrived late in rented vans, needed when the bus failed to start from their Baltimore hotel. But in the second half, Garnet Valley used a 5-1 run to earn a 9-5 victory, improving their record to 5-0.

The Jaguars, the No. 1 team in the PA Media Rankings, were No. 11 in last week’s rankings. Good Counsel (3-2), was No. 9 in the MaxPreps rankings, but was coming off a 16-7 loss to Georgetown Visitation.

Halley Barnes scored four goals, Ashley Pyle had two and AnnaElise Morello contributed a goal and four assists for Garnet Valley, which broke open a 5-4 game in the second half.

“I think we can play better, but we came out with a win” said Pyle.

“Grittiness,” said Lady Jags coach Kate Henwood, “I don’t know if it was the buses breaking down or just the trip, but we had uncharacteristic mistakes.

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4/2/13 – Girls’ lacrosse: Strath Haven rallies past Garnet Valley in state final rematch

By Harry Chaykun, Posted 4/2/13

When Strath Haven and Garnet Valley met for the 2012 PIAA championship in Hershey last June, the Jaguars made a remarkable comeback to win their second straight state title in overtime.

Tuesday night at Moe DeFrank Stadium, it was the visiting Panthers (3-0, 1-0) who came back as junior Kristen Hansen’s tally with 1:13 to play capped a four-goal rally in the final 12 minutes as Strath Haven opened play in the Central League with a 10-9 decision over two-time defending state champ Garnet Valley.

“That wasn’t our best,” Haven coach Rachel Busza said. “The first half (6-4 SH lead) was our game, but then we didn’t finish plays and they caught up.

“When we figured things out and worked together, we clicked.”

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4/2/15 – STEPS Philadelphia girls’ HS roundup: OJR, Moorestown, Unionville, Harriton stay undefeated

Kerry Huzzard scored three goals and Anna Dempsey added two tallies to lead host Owen J. Roberts to an 8-7 PAC-10 girls’ lacrosse win over Spring-Ford Wednesday night.

The Wildcats are 4-0 in the league and 6-0 overall.

For the Rams (1-2, 1-3), Courtney Veisbergs and Casey Trimbur posted two goals each.

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4/2/17 – Hot topic in girls’ lacrosse: @HarritonLax embraces move to wearing headgear

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 3/31/17, Reposted 4/2/17

It has become the hottest topic in girls’ and women’s lacrosse: Should the use of headgear be made mandatory?

Harriton girls embrace headgear

The lacrosse purists shake their heads in horror, but due to the increase in head injuries, awareness of concussions and the possibility of litigation, the push to wear headgear has become stronger and stronger in the girls’ game.

At perennial Central League power Harriton, coach George Dick has seen many players miss games in recent years due to concussions. Harriton decided to act now and not wait for the possibility of headgear being imposed; so this year, after internal discussions with the athletic department and administration, Dick’s Rams are wearing the new Cascade LX.

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