High School Girls

May 3, 2011

LM Mid-Atlantic Region Report: May 3, 2011

by Chris Goldberg | LaxMagazine.com

Katie Samson (center) is joined by sister and Radnor (Pa.) junior Molly Samson (left) and her cousin and Bryn Mawr (Md.) senior Kaleigh Noon following the Mawrtians 14-9 victory in the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival.

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Player of the Week

Blake McHugh, Episcopal Academy (Pa.)
The senior attacker, headed to Northwestern, had four goals and an assist in a key 14-13 Inter-Ac League victory over archrival Notre Dame Academy and three goals Saturday in a 13-9 triumph over Conestoga at the 11th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor. First-place Episcopal Academy seeks its seventh straight Inter-Ac title.

Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10

1. McDonogh (Md.) – 15-0 – The Eagles had key wins last week over No. 5 Bryn Mawr, 11-9, and Long Island power St. Anthony's, 14-8.

2. Ridgewood (N.J.) – 10-0 - The Maroons toppled Yorktown (N.Y.), 19-13, on Saturday. They play at St. Anthony's Saturday,

3. Mendham (N.J.) – 11-1 – The Minutemen kept pace Monday by defeating West Essex (N.J.), 10-7. They host 10-1 Kent Place (N.J.) on Wednesday.

4. Good Counsel (Md.) - 16-2 – The Falcons rebounded from a 22-8 rout at the hands of St. Anthony's by downing No. 6 Moorestown, 15-12, in overtime.

5. Bryn Mawr (Md.) – 14-2 – The Mawrtians claimed a 21-13 win over John Carroll (Md.) on Monday after toppling host Radnor (Pa.), 14-9, at the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival.

6. Moorestown (N.J.) – 10-3 – The Quakers have a big game at Clearview (N.J.) Regional Thursday.

7. St. Stephen's and St. Agnes (Va.) – 22-2- The Saints earned a 16-15 victory Monday over St. Paul's (Md.).

8. Westminster (Md.) – 10-0 – 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.

9. Downingtown East (Pa.) - 12-1 – The Cougars garnered a big 13-8 victory over No. 10 Archbishop Carroll.

10. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) – 10-2 – The Patriots have a key game Saturday at Springfield-Delco.

Game of the Week

North Penn (Pa.) at Hatboro-Horsham (Pa.) - Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., "Shooting for a Cure" Benefit Game

In a game that features the two top teams in the Suburban One Continental Conference, the squads play the first of a girl-boy doubleheader that benefits the Sachs Breast Cancer Center of Abington Hospital. After the girls' game and before the Hatboro-Horsham-Pennridge boys' game, a ceremony will be held to honor all the participating lacrosse players' family members (from all teams) that are cancer survivors. North Penn, undefeated at 9-0 in the league, is one game ahead of Hatboro-Horsham and defeated the Hatters, 9-8, last month.

News and Notes

Senior Brooks Lawler and freshmen Megan Whittle each fired in three goals while junior Taylor Cummings (four draw controls) and senior Jenn Cook (four ground balls) each had two goals and an assist as No. 1 McDonogh (Md.) toppled No. 5 Bryn Mawr, 11-9. Junior Katie Ferraro had eight saves to earn the win. McDonogh also got a brilliant all-around game from Cummings (three goals, seven draw controls, six groun dballs, and three caused turnovers) in a 14-8 triumph over St. Anthony's (N.Y.). Ferraro had nine saves in that win...Bryn Mawr (Md.) downed host Radnor, 14-9, in the 11th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival, an event that featured 54 girls' and boys' teams, mostly from the Philadelphia region. Bryn Mawr was led by Morgan Rubin and Kassandra Bowling (four goals each) and also got two goals from Kaleigh Noon, the first cousin of Katie Samson -- a former NCAA goalie for national champion Middlebury (Conn.) who suffered a serious spinal cord injury 11 years ago in a sledding accident. Samson is now an assistant coach at Radnor and her Foundation has raised more than $1 million for spinal cord injury research and development...Melissa Arthur scored three goals, including the 200th of her career for Cherokee (N.J.) in a 17-11 loss to Washington Township (N.J.)...Ally Stathius scored six goals and reached 100 goals for her career and Rachel Ceplo had the game-winner for Delran (N.J.) in its 15-14 overtime win over Holy Cross (N.J.). Caitlin Chase tallied four goals for Holy Cross, including her 100th career tally.

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