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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories (girls’/women’s) from April 4

Saturday, 4th 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 4/4/20

4/4/08 – HS roundup: Great Valley girls stay undefeated, top Spring-Ford

Kim Wenger scored five goals while Keelin Hood and Emily Ellisen added four each to help Great Valley down host Spring-Ford, 18-6, Thursday in non-league girls’ action.

The Patriots, ranked fourth by, are 3-0. The Rams fell to 4-1.

Haley Sheehan and Carolina Dodds added two goals apiece for Great Valley and Stephanie Berger posted 11 saves in goal. Allie Kakareka and Laura Riegel each scored two goals for Spring-Ford.

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4/4/10 – Saturday women’s college roundup: Holy Family, WCU, Philadelpia Univ., Lehigh win

The Holy Family University women’s lacrosse team came up with four late goals to rally itself to a 16-14 non-conference road win over Queens (N.Y.) College on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers (4-4) trailed 13-12 with 10:32 left in the consecutive goals before starting the rally. It got started when attack Gina Mansi scored on a free-position shot to tie the game at the 9:33 mark. Two minutes later, midfielder Jennifer James (Little Flower) came up with her fifth goal, setting a career-high, to give Holy Family a 14-13 lead.

Midfielder Samantha Cornely provided an insurance goal with 4:33 remaining. Three minutes later, Podlinski made it a 16-13 contest with an unassisted marker. Queens got the final goal with nine seconds on the clock.

Mansi added four goals. Midfielder Stephanie McNesby (Archbishop Ryan) and Podlinski both found the back of the net twice. Midfielders Lauren Greco (Council Rock South) and Jamie-Lynn Wallace (Nazareth Academy) and Podlinski each scored once. McNesby recorded eight draw controls, while Podlinski had seven.

Goalkeeper Melissa Jenkins (Interboro) recorded eight saves and a team-high four grounds balls.

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4/4/11 – Girls’ Rankings: Radnor, Harriton score big wins

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/4/11

Radnor and Harriton each won big games last week in the first full week of Philly girls’ lacrosse this season.

Unranked Harriton downed former No. 4 Strath Haven, 11-8, and moved itself into the Top 10 at No. 9. Meanwhile, former No. 5 Radnor toppled No. 3 Downingtown East, 10-8, and has moved up to No. 3.

This week’s poll:

1, Episcopal Academy (2-0) – EA gets a major test Wednesday when it plays at No. 7 Downingtown East. Prev: No. 1

2, Archbishop Carroll (2-1) – The Patriots gear for a key battle at traditional Catholic League power Archbishop Wood on Wednesday. Prev: No. 2

3, Radnor (3-0) – The Red Raiders have a key home date with Garnet Valley Thursday and play at undefeated Downingtown West on Saturday. Prev: No. 5

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4/4/15 – STEPS Philadelphia girls’ HS roundup: Carroll tops Georgia power in FL; @ojrgirlslax remains undefeated

Avery Murphy and Isabelle Schmitt each collected six goals and an assist to lead Archbishop Carroll to a 14-12 win today over Walton (GA), at the AMLAX Tournament in St. Petersburg, FL.

Maddie Ferraioli made nine saves for Carroll (2-0). Walton (8-3) was a state finalist last year.

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4/4/16 – Phillylacrosse Girls’ Rankings: Moorestown moves into top spot

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/4/16

The Girls’ Rankings:


1. Moorestown (2-0) Prev. No. 2: The Quakers take the top spot after wins over Rumson-Fair Haven (10-5) and Red Bank Catholic (14-3). They host Hopewell Valley today.

2. Agnes Irwin (3-2) Prev. No. 1 The Owls, who lost a pair of games to Virginia powers Bishop Ireton and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, travel to Inter-Ac League rival Episcopal Academy on Tuesday.

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4/4/17 – Freshman Whitaker scores in 3OT to give @EAgirlslax 13-12 thriller over Agnes Irwin

By Harrry Chaykun, Posted 4/4/17

Devon Whitaker

Episcopal Academy coach Josie Ferri knew she and her players had a lot of work to do when practice began in March.

“Last year, we had nine seniors and eight were starters,” Ferri said. “This year, we have three seniors, all attackers.”

EA’s young players have had to grow up in a hurry. In the first 10 days of the season, Episcopal went 3-4 in games against several nationally-ranked teams from Maryland, Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area.

“Today was our first game against a team from Pennsylvania,” Ferri said.

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