This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in history)
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/5/20
Emma Spiro scored four goals and Erin Brennan and Becca Edwards (Springfield-Montco) added three each to power No. 3 Penn to an 18-9 Ivy League victory over Harvard Saturday in Ivy League women’s lacrosse.
Ali DeLuca added two goals and two assists for the Quakers, who are 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the Ivy League. Edwards also had two assists and Courtney Lubbe (Council Rock North) and Giulia Giordano added two goals apiece.
Villanova 11, UC Davis 10, 3 OT
Taylor Lucy, who scored five goals, notched the game-winner with 23 seconds left in the third overtime to lift the Wildcats (3-9).
West Chester 20, Shippensburg 6
Courtney Whiting (Downingtown East) scored five goals and Claire Grimwood had three goals and five assists for the Rams (8-2) in the PSAC win.
Emily Solenberger erupted for eight goals and two assists as Downingtown East defeated Boyertown, 20-13, today in non-league girls’ lacrosse.
Kelly Devlin added five goals and an assist and Julianne Jochym had three goals and two assists while Christine Stevenson scored twice for the Cougars (3-0).
Raelynn Mikell led the Bears (1-2) with five goals and Rachel Engler added four.
Unionville 14, Penncrest 7
Julie Moran and Lindsey Smith each had four goals and an assist and Melissa Lloyd made 10 saves for the Indians (2-0).
Caroline Moore had four goals for Penncrest.
Goalie Jackie Marshall made 14 of her 19 saves in the second half as host Harriton defeated Springfield-Delco, 15-13, today in a Central League showdown.
The Rams improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the league, while the Cougars fell to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.
Springfield-Delco took a 2-0 lead to start the game, but Harriton went on an 11-2 spurt and seized an 11-4 halftime lead.
Carli Sukonik scored five goals while Betsy Hurtado and Caleigh Foust each had three for the Rams.
Maddy Lynch had five goals and one assist for the Cougars.
Haverford High 13, Ridley 6
Katrina Geiger scored five goals and Jill Root added two goals and an assist to lead the Fords to the Central League win.
By Harry Chaykun
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/5/13
A lacrosse season lasts three months.
Last spring, Springfield-Delco freshman Emily Santana’s season lasted about half that long.
“I had a concussion,” Santana said. “I got hit by a stick and then I was involved in a collision. I was out about a month and a half. It was awful standing there watching everyone else play. (The coaches) told me to watch whoever was out there in my spot.”
Thursday afternoon at Haldermann Field, all eyes were on Santana in the closing seconds of the host Cougars’ Central League matchup with Strath Haven, which came into the contest unbeaten after Tuesday’s one-goal decision over two-time defending PIAA champion Garnet Valley.
Santana gave everyone something to talk about, putting the finishing touches on her hat trick by scoring with 16 seconds to play to keep Springfield (6-0, 2-0) perfect with an 11-10 decision over Haven (3-1, 1-1).
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/5/14
Visiting Downingtown East pulled off one of the biggest girls’ upsets upsets in several years today by defeating defending state champion and second-ranked Harriton, 6-5.
Nicole Barretta had four goals and an assist and the Cougars (4-1) took a 4-1 halftime lead and staved off a late Rams (3-3) rally as Haleigh Wurzel (10 saves) and a staunch defense held strong.
Hariton was the top-ranked team from PA in this week’s Phillylacrosse.com Rankings; Downinghtown East was No. 13, and had dropped a 13-8 decision to Great Valley in a key Ches-Mont League showdown on Tuesday.
“It was crazy,” Barrett said. “It was an absolute team effort. We were all so excited for this game and I think that showed today.”
Added Cougars coach Krista Somits: “Our kids showed up and played hard. We have a little more experienced team this year. The girls are very excited. They were pumped up to play today.”
The Villanova women’s lacrosse (7-4, 2-0 BIG EAST) keep their perfect record at home and against conference opponents in the 18-4 victory against the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-10, 0-2 BIG EAST) on Saturday afternoon in Villanova Stadium. The victory marks the largest deficit the Wildcats have created all season.
Villanova posted nine goals from six different players in the first half before Cincinnati was finally able to respond tallying their first goal with only 2:49 remaining in the half. The `Cats would ultimately sneak in three more goals before sending Cincinnati into the locker room under a 12-1 deficit.
Coach Julie Young’s squad dominated Cincinnati in every statistical field in the first half posting twice as many shots (VU 16, CIN 6), twice as many ground balls (VU 11, CIN 5) and three times as many draw controls (VU 10, CIN 3).
The Wildcats were also perfect on their free-position shots in the first half converting on two compared to Cincinnati failing on their lone attempt.
“We wanted to come in with these two wins so we could control our destiny down the line,” said Young (Germantown Academy). “Next week we are going up against two really tough opponents so I glad we were able to be successful today.”
4/5/17 – .@LongstrethLAX girls’ recruit: Garnet Valley 2019 DS/ATT McKee commits to La Salle
By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/5/17
Garnet Valley 2019 draw specialist/attack Madi McKee has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at La Salle University.
Madi McKee profile:
High school: Garnet Valley
Position: draws specialist, attack
Grad year: 2019
College committed to: La Salle University
Club team: Steps Philly Lacrosse
Lacrosse honors/major showcases: Presidents Cup, Capital Cup, soon to be participating in the 2017 NXT Girls Summer Showcase