(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 3/29/20
By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/29/08
If the Abington girls’ lacrosse team was looking for a little respect, it clearly found it Saturday morning.
Senior Lisa O’Donnell pumped in eight goals and four other players had at least two scores as the Ghosts thumped visiting Ridley, 17-5.
The victory gave Abington a 3-0 start and avenged losses to the Green Raiders in each of the last two seasons in District 1 Class AAA play. Last year, Abington was seeded higher than Ridley in districts, but fell to the eventual runner-up Raiders, 9-7, in the second round.
Ridley (2-1) entered play ranked third in the Phillylacrosse.com Top 10 Poll. Abington was unranked.
“They beat us two times in the playoffs and we came out here wanting to make a statement that we are something to reckon with,” said O’Donnell. “There’s no one player anymore. Our whole team works together.”
By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/29/09
Garnet Valley senior defender Lauren Henwood has signed a letter of intent to play next year at Iona College.
Henwood, an Honorable Mention All-Central League pick last year, said she learned about Iona while doing a college search and then had to go through the recruiting process again when the school switched coaches.
“When I first started doing my college search I had never heard of it,” said Henwood. “I started e-mailing the coach (Lauren Rywak) and did my official visit and was almost ready to sign when she left for George Mason.
“I started all over again with the new coach (Michelle Mason). She recruited me in the fall. I had made my official visit, so I knew I wanted to go there.”
Episcopal Academy retained the No. 1 spot in the All Schools division of the PA Media Girls’ Lacrosse Rankings released today.
Meanwhile, Strath Haven continued to hold the top spot in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association rankings.
EA garnered three first-place votes and 61 points overall in the All School poll. Strath Haven, a tri-champion last year in the Central League, had four first-place votes and 63 points in the PIAA poll. The PIAA
Each week a panel of journalists from around the state and the Mid-Atlantic region will rank Pennsylvania’s top teams. The panel includes Chris Goldberg of Phillylacrosse.com, Dennis C. Way of the Norristown Times Herald, Scott Johnston of the Lehigh Valley Press, Rick Woelfel of the Doylestown Intelligencer, Karen Sangillo of the Bucks County Courier Times, Harry Chaykun of the Delco Times, Brad Spahr of the Daily Local News and Matthew Blymier of the Lancaster Intelligencer. The poll is compiled by Goldberg.
PA Media Girls’ Lacrosse Rankings
1, Strath Haven (District 1) 1-0, 74 pts, 4 first-place votes, Prev: No. 1
2, Archbishop Carroll (12) 1-1, 73 pts, 2 first-place votes. Prev: No. 2
3, Radnor (1) 0-0, 65 pt, 1 first-place vote Prev: No. 3
By Harry Chaykun
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/29/12
The memory of her team’s last trip to Springfield-Delco High’s Halderman Field wasn’t a pleasant one for Harriton senior Jessica Schwab.
“The last time we played here it was raining and they really beat us,” Schwab said.
Thursday’s trip to Springfield was much more pleasant for Schwab and her teammates. Schwab returned to the lineup after missing time because of a concussion and contributed one goal and two assists to a 9-7 Central League victory for the undefeated Rams (4-0, 2-0).
Sophomore Katie Melvin and freshman Jane Henderson both had two goals and one assist, soph Sabrina Tabasso added one goal and a pair of assists, defender Ally McLaughlin got a goal and an assist and Caleigh Foust and Maddie Pisani both scored one goal.
Joe Tornetta claimed his 400th career win as a head girls’ lacrosse coach Saturday as his Owen J. Roberts squad defeated host Wilson West Lawn 16-5.
Kerry Huzzard scored four goals and added an assist while Maddie Gebert had three goals and an assist and Maggie Stone scored three goals for the Wildcats, who improved to 4-0.
Tornetta is 400-101-14 overall in 25 years as a coach, the first 24 at Great Valley. He also is 826-340-32 overall in all sports; he has coached Great Valley wrestling and field hockey.
“This is just a credit to all the kids that I have had the pleasure of coaching over all these years,” said Tornetta. “I have had a lot of great kids and a lot of great relationships in both schools.
“The Owen J kids have been fantastic and obviously the Great Valley kids through the years were fantastic so this is just as much theirs as anybody’s. I have had so many of my former players come back to coach at Great Valley and even here with me at Owen J. Roberts, so they have had a piece of this achievement in so many different ways.”
Moorestown 10, Rumson Fair Haven 7
Kayla Frank 1g
Ava Frantz 1g
Kacey Knobloch 1g
Quinn Nicolai 7g, 2a
Robin Panzarella 1a
Emily Toft 2 saves
George School 11, Jenkintown 10
Claire Griffin, 2G, 1A
Mia Wallis, 2G, 3A
Izzy Byler, 3G
Mia Kolb, 2G, 1A
Caroline Arena, 1G
Rory Strohm, 1A
Cassidy Robbins, 5 Saves
Aniya Cager, 2 Saves
Claire Kinnel, 2G, 2A
Emily Matson, 3G, 1A
Shannon McGinnis, 3G
Anna Picciano, 3G