Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/8/22
From Press Release
Freshman Sophia Graffeo (Cherry Hill West) scored four goals and defender Maggie Sell (Perkomen Valley) had three groundballs and three caused turnovers to lead the defense as East Stroudsburg defeated West Chester, 15-12, today to claim the PSAC Championship at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa.
Graffeo have her team the lead for good by scoring twice in a row to break a 10-10 tie late in the third period.
Lindsay Monigle (Cape Henlopen) scored four goals and finished with five points, but it was not enough for West Chester to fall for a second time this year to the Warriors.
West Chester (16-2) will now await the NCAA Selection Show to find out where and who it will play in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. East Stroudsburg (17-1) wins its second PSAC title.
The NCAA Division II Women’s Lacrosse Selection Show is set to air on NCAA.com at 8:30 p.m. Sunday night.
Julia Littlewood (Conestoga) scored three goals in the loss. However, the Golden Rams allowed the most goals it has all season long at an inopportune time.
West Chester fell behind in the first half by as much as four (8-4), but rallied to tie the game at 10-apiece in the third quarter. However, East Stroudsburg managed to hang on. In fact, the Warriors never trailed in the contest.
The Warriors defense limited West Chester’s top two scoring threats to just one goal each. Golden Rams starting goalkeeper Jessica Gorr (Bishop Shanahan) made just one save in 22 minutes of action, before being relieved by Amber Weedon, who made seven saves the rest of the way.
Alexis Smallwood (Ocean City) scored two goals off the bench for West Chester while Helen Kreschollek (Saucon Valley) scored the other tally for West Chester.
Grace Frasso (Cinnaminson) grabbed six ground balls, caused five turnovers and picked up five draw controls.
Goals by Little and McClintock extended the lead to 16-3 early in the third, before Carlson and Tutzauer scored in the final two minutes of the third to push the Blue and White lead to 18-4 with just 15 minutes to play.