Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/19/23 – From Press Release
Senior Machaela Henry scored five goals as Archbishop Carroll captured the 2023 Philadelphia Catholic League Girls’ Lacrosse Championship with a 20-3 win over Cardinal O’Hara Friday evening at Neumann University.
The win secured the 22nd straight league crown for the Patriots (19-1, ranked No. 1 by Phillylacrosse.com), who will face the third seed from District I in the opening round of the PIAA 2A Championships on June 6.
Junior Brooke Hippert opened the scoring just 18 seconds into the championship match before Lainey Straub netted a pair of goals along with a tally by Samantha Hewitt to give Archbishop Carroll a 4-0 lead. Following Henry’s first goal, Cardinal O’Hara’s Honor Breen converted at the 9:47 mark of the opening half. The Lions pulled to within 6-2 with 12:07 remaining as freshman Natalie DiBlasi unleashed a shot just past ACHS goalie Bridget Robinson.
However, Carroll closed the half with six consecutive goals, including Hewitt’s second goal with 34. 6 remaining to take a 12-2 lead at the half. Senior Ava Bleckley finished with four goals and sister Chloe added a pair of goals. Senior Carley Smith closed out the scoring for O’Hara, which finished 10-10.
Catholic League championship/District 12 2A qualifier
Archbishop Carroll 20, Cardinal O’Hara 3
Chloe Bleckley 2g, 2a, 2dc
Cate McConaghy 1g, 2a
Sam Hewitt 2g, 1a
Claire Sexton 1g
Machaela Henry 5g, 1a, 6dc
Lainey Straub 3g
Ava Bleckley 4g, 2a, 8dc
Brooke Hippert 2g
Meg Sheridan 1dc
Bridget Robinson 5 saves
Carley Smith 1g
Honor Breen 1g
Natalie DeBlasi 1g
Mackenzie Hand 10 saves