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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories (girls’/women’s) from April 3

Friday, 3rd 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 4/3/20

4/3/08 – Female Student-Athlete: Harriton’s Zuzelo is always looking to do ‘more’

By Bridget Algeo, Posted 4/3/08

As she mulls over her decision between the University of Pittsburgh and Boston College, Harriton captain Allison Zuzelo remains undecided.

“You can’t go wrong with either school,” she said, explaining that both schools offer excellent programs in her quest to study medicine.

Zuzelo is quite decisive, however, about one thing.

“I want to learn more than just the sciences in a lecture,” said Zuzelo, the Laxzilla/ female Student-Athlete of the Week. “I want something more.”

In fact, “more” is a word that the senior attack player knows well. As if pulling a 4.48 GPA and balancing five AP courses at her father’s alma mater isn’t enough, the personable Zuzelo devotes her time and talent to volunteerism as well.

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4/3/09- Female Scholar-Athlete: U. Merion’s Mateja plays to music of the English language

By Bridget Letukas, Posted 4/3/09

Next fall, Upper Merion senior goalie Lauren Mateja, having been accepted into its Honors Program, will step onto the campus of Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., eager to study English.

After spending her freshman year thinking she would study psychology and her sophomore year intent on studying biology, the musically and literally-inclined Mateja settled in on the field of English by her junior year. She hasn’t looked back since.

“It’s a long process to try to decide your major,” she says.  She credits a devoted teacher and the “brilliant” works of literature for helping her to find her passion.  “I fell in love with the language.”

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4/3/11 – Sunday’s college lacrosse roundup: Temple edges St. Joe’s, 12-11; CHC, Widener men win

Sophomore Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) scored five goals and added two assists to lead the Temple lacrosse team to a come-from-behind, 12-11 win at cross-town rival Saint Joseph’s this afternoon.

The Owls now stand at 1-1 in Atlantic 10 play and 3-8 overall, while the Hawks are now 5-6 overall and also 1-1 in conference play.

The five-goal performance by Swavola marked the fourth game this season when she has scored at least three goals. Junior Stephanie Markunas (Ridley) notched her first hat trick of the year for Temple with three goals, and junior Tess Bishop was strong in goal with seven saves including six in the second half.

Despite out-shooting the Hawks 14-8 in the first half, the Owls found themselves knotted with Saint Joseph’s at every goal all the way up to a 7-7 score at halftime.

Saint Joseph’s came out firing in the first five minutes of the second half, scoring three unanswered goals to take a 10-7 lead. The Hawks still led by three at 11-8 a few minutes later, but their 11th goal would prove to be their last as Temple scored the game’s final four goals over the last 20 minutes.

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4/3/15 – STEPS Philadelphia girls’ HS roundup: Friends’ Central, S-F, SV, Agnes Irwin, GV, Souderton win

Sophie Macfarlane (two goals, two caused turnovers) scored the go ahead goal with 6:26 to play to lift host Friends’ Central to an 8-7 win over Penn Charter Thursday in non-league girls’ lacrosse.

Hannah Posencheg forced a key turnover in the final minutes and FCS held possession for the remaining four minutes of the game.
Jesse Rubin added two goals, two caused turnovers and two draws for the Phoenix.

Avery Shoemaker had three goals, an assist, three groundballs and two draws for the Quakers.

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4/3/16 – Women’s roundup: @LaSalleLacrosse, @SJUHawks_WLAX claim wins

The La Salle women’s lacrosse team grabbed a 7-5 win at Virginia Commonwealth thanks to a hat trick from senior Katelyn Fay (Henderson). The Explorers outscored the Rams 4-2 in the second half to grab the victory.

After going into the half tied at 3-3, the Blue and Gold opened the second half with four straight goals to break open the game. Sophomore Brittany Edwards (Great Valley) kicked off the scoring in the second half with a goal at the 20:58 make off an assist from Fay.

Fay then went on to score three straight goals in a stretch of just over eight minutes. A pair of the goals came off assists from Edwards and one assist from sophomore Emily Martin to make things 7-3.

The Rams (2-8, 0-2 A-10) would score a pair of goals in the final 7:38 to cut the lead to 7-5, but they hosts couldn’t complete the comeback.

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4/3/18 – .@penncrest_lax rallies past Garnet Valley, 11-10, for first win over Jags since 2009, Posted 4/3/18
Staff Report

Grace Harding scored with 29 seconds to play to help lift host Penncrest to a stunning 11-10 win over Garnet Valley in a Central League girls’ lacrosse opener.

Penncrest celebrates its big win

Penncrest (3-0) had not defeated Garnet Valley (3-1) – ranked No. 5 by – since 2009.

The Jaguars led, 10-8 late in the game, but the Lions later tied it, 10-10, on a goal by Carly Baillis (two goals, one assist) with 1:37 to play while her team was a man down following a dangerous propel call (yellow card). Julianna George (two goals) won the draw and Harding (two goals) tallied the game-winner – while her team was still a man down – before Kenna Kaut (one gal) sealed it with another clutch draw control.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get a win today against a strong opponent like Garnet Valley,” said Harding, a Drexel signee. “I’m really proud of all my teammates for working so hard, being super determined, and not giving up even when we were down. Today was a great team win for Penncrest.

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