Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/13/22 – Staff Report
Kacy Small knew his Bishop Shanahan girls did not need a reminder on the importance of coming out strong Thursday when the Eagles traveled to West Chester East for a shot at a second Ches-Mont League championship.
“We knew going into the game vs. WC East that a win would secure a back-to-back Ches-Mont League championship, so we were focused on having a great start and getting the win,” said Small. “After making history last season by winning our first ever league championship we spoke all season about making that a Habit, not History.”
By virtue of a 17-2 rout, the Eagles (14-4 overall) finished a 12-1 league campaign and an outright title.
Shanahan raced to an 11-1 halftime lead and coasted behind an attack led by Ellie Udo (3G, 1A), Alaina Baptista (3G), Soph Lymberis (2G), Cailtyn Hubiak (2G), Silvia Baptista (2G), and
Annabelle Wiedel (2G). The defense was led by Paris Masaracchia (5CT, 7DC, 4GB) and Sam DaDezzio (5DC) while Allie Hathaway posted 10 saves.
“I’m super proud of the girls for staying the course all season long and accomplishing that goal!” said Small. “The Ches-Mont is a very competitive league so winning it is not easy; and winning it back-to-back is even more difficult.”
Shanahan also has secured the top seed in the District 1 Class AA tournament. The Eagles are the defending champion and hope to contend for a state title.
“These girls work super hard all year round and I’m proud of them for validating their hard work, passion, commitment, discipline and accountability,” Small said. “We will enjoy it and at the same time shift our focus to defending our district championship from last season!”
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