High School Girls

June 10, 2014

Nike/US Lacrosse Northeast Girls' Report

by Will Cleveland | LaxMagazine.com

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Player of the Week

Lexie Meager, West Genesee (N.Y.)

The sophomore scored one goal in the state semifinals, but it was a memorable one. She netted the winner in the fifth overtime to power the Wildcats to a 10-9 win over Pittsford (N.Y.) in the Class A state semifinals. West Genesee went onto win the state championship the next day with a 15-10 win over West Islip. The Wildcats squandered a four-goal lead in the second half, but managed to force sudden-death overtime with a goal with 29 seconds remaining in the second overtime. Meager received a pass from Riley Donahue as she ran down the left slot and scored just inside the right post to lift the Wildcats.

Game of the Week

New Fairfield (Conn.) vs. Wilton (Conn.), Class M state semifinals at Newtown, June 10

Wilton has lost to New Canaan in the past two state championship games. In order to set up a third state final meeting with New Canaan, the Warriors will have to get past New Fairfield in the semifinals. Wilton (17-4) advanced to the semifinals with an 11-7 win over Brookfield (Conn.) in the state quarterfinals. New Fairfield (14-6) secured a 15-8 win over second-seeded Barlow (Conn.) in the state quarterfinals. Senior Mary Smyth netted six first-half goals for the Rebels, who moved onto the state semifinals for the second time in three years.

Northeast Region Top 10

1. Manhasset (N.Y.), 19-1

The Indians captured the Class B state crown with an 11-7 win over Victor (N.Y.). Manhasset rallied from a 7-2 first-half deficit. Senior midfielder Julia Glynn finished with four goals and three assists and Kathryn Hallet added three goals for the Indians. Lindsey Ronbeck tallied two goals and one assist for Manhasset, which secured a 9-3 win over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (N.Y.) in the semifinals the day before.

2. Darien (Conn.), 19-2

Darien opened the Class L state tournament with an 8-3 win over Danbury (Conn.). The Blue Wave followed that with a 20-5 win over Newtown (Conn.) in the quarterfinals. Junior Mariah Matheis scored on each of her five shots to power the Blue Wave. Darien, which has advanced to the state semifinals eight times in the last nine years, faces Cheshire (15-5) in the state semifinals on Tuesday.

3. Skaneateles (N.Y.), 22-1

Molly Wood scored with two seconds remaining to lift the Lakers to a 12-11 win over Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) in the Class C state championship game. Skaneateles, which claimed its first state crown since 2006, lost in last season's state final to Mount Sinai (N.Y.). Hannah Powers finished with five goals as the Lakers rallied from an 8-5 deficit. Skaneateles ran away with a 16-6 win over Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.) in the semifinals.

4. West Genesee (N.Y.), 20-1

Tournament MVP Hannah Elmer finished with four goals and five assists to power West Genesee to a 15-10 win over previously unbeaten West Islip (N.Y.) in the championship of the Class A state tournament. The Wildcats claimed their seventh state championship. Riley Donahue added three goals and one assist and Jackie Pardee netted three goals in the win. A day earlier, the Wildcats secured a thrilling 10-9 quintuple overtime win over Pittsford (N.Y.).

5. St. Anthony's (N.Y.), 14-3

The Friars' season is complete. They won their fifth straight CHSAA championship.

6. Westwood (Mass.), 22-0

Westwood rallied for an 11-9 win over Notre Dame Academy (Mass.), the defending Division I state champion, in the Division I South final. Trailing 9-8, the Wolverines scored three goals in the final 3:15 to secure the win. Brooke Troy, Kim Egizi, and Jamison O'Neill scored to cap the comeback. The Wolverines faced North Andover (Mass.) in the state semifinals on Monday night at Babson College.

7. West Islip (N.Y.), 21-1

The Lions posted a 9-7 win in the Class A state semifinals over Suffern (N.Y.). West Genesee topped the Lions, 15-10, to claim the state championship. Lena Riportella netted five goals in the final. Riley Hill scored twice in the final 10 minutes to lift the Lions to the semifinal win.

8. Victor (N.Y.), 19-3

The Blue Devils capped the best season in school history with an 11-7 loss to Manhasset in the Class B state championship game. Victor held a 7-2 lead with 9:37 left in the first half. The Indians scored the final three goals of the first half. Megan Maloney finished with three goals and one assist and Hannah Savage added three goals in the loss. Victor posted an 11-1 win in the semifinals over defending Class B Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.). Liz Nussbaum recorded 12 saves and Maloney had two goals and two assists in the semifinal win.

9. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 14-6

The Seahawks were 7-5 midway through the season. They responded by winning seven straight to advance to the Class C state championship where they lost 12-11 to Skaneateles. Brooke Jensen finished with three goals and an assist and Holly Logan added two goals and two assists for the Seahawks. Cold Spring Harbor posted a 16-4 win over Bronxville (N.Y.) in the state semifinals. Samantha DeBellis totaled seven goals and one assist in the win over Bronxville.

10. Suffern (N.Y.), 16-4

The Mounties lost in the Class A state semifinals for the second consecutive year. West Islip posted a 9-7 win to end Suffern's season. Suffern graduates just one player. Junior Caitlin Leary finished with three goals and one assist and junior Dana Gisonno added three goals for the Mounties.

News and Notes

Souhegan (N.H.) rolled into the New Hampshire Division I title game and faces nemesis Pinkerton Academy (N.H.). Freshman Meaghan Allard recorded 13 saves to lead the Sabres to a 17-3 win over Exeter (N.H.) in the semifinals. Souhegan posted a 20-5 win over Manchester Memorial (N.H.) in the state quarterfinals two days earlier. Kennedy Daziel finished with five goals and one assist to power Pinkerton to an 18-10 win over Salem (N.H.) in the semifinals. Souhegan escaped with a 14-12 win over Pinkerton to close the regular season.

Check back to LaxMagazine.com every Tuesday throughout the high school season for updates to the Nike/US Lacrosse Regional Girls' Top 10 rankings and the Nike/US Lacrosse National Girls' Top 25.

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