High School Girls

May 2, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Girls' Regional Report (May 2)

by Chris Goldberg | LaxMagazine.com

Top Performers

Caroline Doran, Haverford (Pa.)
Doran, a senior, had two goals and two assists for the Fords in a 20-11 win over Agnes Irwin (Pa.) in the 12th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival. More impressively, she was named the winner of the Katie Samson Inspiration Award. The award is given each year to a player who has overcome adversity; Doran has had a severe hearing impairment since birth and plays with two hearing aids. She also has a 4.0 GPA and was an Academic All-American choice last year. She will collegiately play at Franklin & Marshall.

Katleyn Fay, Henderson (Pa.)
Fay scored six goals for the Warriors and reached 300 for her career in a 14-10 loss to Villa Maria Academy (Pa.). The senior is the school's all-time leading scorer —male or female. Henderson (13-1) and hosts Great Valley (Pa.) in a first-place showdown Thursday.

Molly Wolf, Bryn Mawr (Md.)
The senior goalie was brilliant with 16 saves as the Mawrtians defeated Notre Dame Prep (Md.) in overtime, 8-7, to secure the No. 2 seed in the IAAM Division A playoffs. Wolf is committed to Loyola.

Games to Watch

Great Valley (Pa.) at West Chester Henderson (Pa.) – May 3, 7 p.m.
These two teams are leading the Ches-Mont League with unblemished records. Great Valley is 13-0 overall and the Warriors are 13-1.

Cocalico (Pa.) at Manheim Township (Pa.) – May 4, 4:15 p.m.
This game pits two teams from the Lancaster-Lebanon League that are 16-0 and will meet on the last day of the season. Manheim, a state quarter-finalist last year, is considered a state contender. Cocalico also made the state tourney last year.

Ridgewood (N.J.) at Moorestown (N.J.) – May 8, 4:30 p.m.
These teams met on the final day of the season last year and Ridgewood won a memorable 10-9 victory in the Tournament of Champions finals.

1. McDonogh (Md.), 15-0
The Eagles swept through the powerful IAAM with a vengeance, going 11-0 and winning every game by eight or more goals. McDonogh has won an incredible 57 straight IAAM games over the past four years. They now gear up for the IAAM quarterfinals on May 8.

2. Bryn Mawr (Md.), 15-1
The Mawrtians earned the second seed in the IAAM tourney. The highlight win came last week in an 8-7 overtime thriller over Notre Dame Prep (Md.) as Molly Wolf made 16 saves and Caroline Turco had the game-winner. Bryn Mawr, like McDonogh, gets a first-round bye before opening playoff action May 8 in the quarterfinals.

3. Moorestown (N.J.), 14-0
The Quakers earned a 16-8 victory over St. Paul's (Md.) on Saturday as Marie McCool scored seven goals and Stephanie Toy had five goals and an assist. Moorsetown hosts 12-2 Harriton (Pa.) on Friday. But the bigger game is scheduled for May 8, when the Quakers host Ridgewood (N.J.) — the team that defeated them in the Tournament of Champions finals last year.

4. Marriotts Ridge (Md.), 12-0
The Mustangs could finish the regular season undefeated with a win Friday at Atholton (Md.). Their big win was a 12-6 conquest of arch-rival Mount Hebron (Md.), junior Zoe Stukenberg and junior Maggie Brooks had four goals apiece and senior Nicole Grote added a goal and five assists.

5. Century (Md.), 12-0
The Knights had handled their public school rivals heading into Monday's contest at No. 1 McDonogh, a 15-8 loss — the seven-goal discrepancy was the closest any team has kept it with McDonogh all year. Century earned a big 13-5 victory over Winters Mill and closes out its regular season Thursday at Westminster (Md.).

6. Great Valley (Pa.), 14-0
The Patriots upended Inter-Ac League power Notre Dame Academy (Pa.), 18-7, at the Katie Samson Festival as Brittany Edwards scored six goals. They play at 13-1 Henderson (Pa.) on Thursday in a Ches-Mont League showdown. Both teams are unbeaten in the league.

7. Ridgewood (N.J.), 14-1
The Maroons edged Mountain Lakes (N.J.), 9-8, on Friday as Maggie Carver and Kaitlin Concilio each scored three goals. They now gear for key home games with New Jersey powers Shawnee and Moorestown.

8. Chatham (N.J.), 11-2
The Cougars have won eight straight games and appear to be peaking for the post-season. They topped Mountain Lakes (N.J.) 13-8 on Tuesday evening.

9. Georgetown Visitation Prep (D.C.), 13-1
The Tigers defeated South Region power Milton (Ga.), 15-12, and they currently have the top seed for the DC Independent Schools League tournament, thanks to their scintillating 12-11 overtime win over St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.).

10. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), 16-3
The Saints routed previously undefeated Garnet Valley (Pa.), 15-5, on Saturday at the Katie Samson Festival. Besser Dyson scored six goals and had three assists and fellow junior Carly Reed had six goals and one assist. The Saints led at halftime, 10-3.

News and Notes

Ana Hagerup scored with eight seconds left in overtime to lift Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) to a stunning 12-11 victory over St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.). The loss was the first for the Saints in the Independent School League since 1995. The Tigers, who fell to the Saints in the past two ISL AA tournament championship games, had a four-goal lead with less than three minutes remaining, but St. Stephen's & St. Agnes rallied with a remarkable four-goal run that spanned just 1:39. Michele Phillips tied it at 10 with 59 seconds remaining in regulation. In overtime, the Saints scored first in the first 3-minute period and won the draw to start the second stanza, but the Tigers' Tess McEvoy forced a key turnover and sophomore Kelly Myers tied it again with 59 seconds left. After winning the ensuing draw, Georgetown Visitation held the ball and then got the heroics by Hagerup. ... Mountain State power Fairmont Senior (W.Va.) topped visiting Wheeling Park (W.Va.), 25-4, in the inaugural "Lacrosse Against Breast Cancer" benefit game. The Polar Bears, also celebrating Senior Night, raised more than $1,000 through sales of t-shirts, donations and sponsorships. The mother of Fairmont head coach Jon Cain died of breast cancer.

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