LM Mid-Atlantic Region Report: April 26, 2011
by Chris Goldberg | LaxMagazine.com
LM Mid-Atlantic Region No. 5-ranked Bryn Mawr (Md.) takes on one of Pennsylvania's top teams in host Radnor at the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival on Saturday.
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Player of the Week
Molly Wolf, Bryn Mawr (Md.)
The junior goalie made 17 saves to lead the Mawrtians to a 15-9 victory over Roland Park, in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game.
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.) – 11-0 – The Eagles have three big games this week, Tuesday at Bryn Mawr and Thursday at home against St. Paul's before meeting Long Island power St. Anthony's on Saturday.
2. Ridgewood (N.J.) – 8-0 - The Maroons toppled Yorktown (N.Y.), 19-13, on Saturday.
3. Mendham (N.J.) – 8-1 – The Minutemen blanked Mt. Olive (N.J.), 15-0 on Saturday and host Columbia (N.J.) on Thursday.
4. Good Counsel (Md.) - 14-1 – The Falcons won a second straight game over a New York foe, downing Northport, 18-13. This week they host Long Island power St. Anthony's Thursday and finish their regular season Saturday at Moorestown.
5. Bryn Mawr (Md.) – 11-1 – The Mawrtians topped formerly ranked Roland Park, 15-9, and then dealt Dulaney (Md.) its first loss of the year, 11-8.
6. Moorestown (N.J.) – 8-2 – The Quakers won an emotional 9-6 triumph over Shawnee, the team that ended their 228-game New Jersey win streak last year in the state semifinals.
7. St. Stephen's and St. Agnes (Va.) – 18-2- The Saints claimed the title at the Roland Park Big Red Tournament Saturday, earning a 9-6 victory over Episcopal Academy (Pa.) and a 13-9 triumph over South River (Md.).
8. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) - 9-1 – The Patriots survived a 16-13 scare from Boyertown.
9. Westminster (Md.) – 8-0 – The Owls earned a key 17-14 win over previously-undefeated Century, and gear for a key home date with No. 10 Winters Mill today.
10. Winters Mill (Md.) – 5-1- The Falcons conquered Manchester Valley, 18-10, to prepare for today's showdown with No. 9 Westminster.
Game of the Week
No. 5 Bryn Mawr (Md.) at Radnor (Pa.) - Saturday 2:15 p.m. (Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival)
The Mawrtians travel to suburban Philly to play the two-time defending Pennsylvania champions in the 11th Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival, a 54-team event that is named after the former Radnor High great that has been the inspiration for a foundation that has raised more than $1 million for spinal cord research and development. The tourney honors the spirit of Samson, a victim of a sledding accident 11 years ago. Radnor is 8-1 and ranked among the top teams in PA.
News and Notes
Nikki Shapiro and Lindsay Goldblatt each scored three goals and Bridget Boianco made seven saves as No. 6 Moorestown defeated Shawnee (N.J.), 9-6, to avenge a defeat last year in the New Jersey Group III finals that snapped the Quakers' 228-game NJ win streak. Moorestown raced to leads of 3-0 and 9-3. Nicole Troost had three goals and Alex Zagrura made 15 saves for Shawnee... Annie Woehling made 20 saves and Radnor scored five straight goals to open the second half and then held off a late challenge by Episcopal Academy to claim a 10-7 non-league victory in a battle of two of the top-rated teams in the state. The win raised the Red Raiders' – ranked No. 2 in PA Media Rankings – record to 8-1. EA, ranked No. 4, fell to 5-2. Lindsay Grossman led Radnor with three goals and Shannon Quinn and Taryn Deck added two apiece while Natalie Miller dished off four assists. Blake McHugh paced EA with three goals.
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