LM Mid-Atlantic Region Report: June 8, 2011
by Chris Goldberg | LaxMagazine.com
Captain Kelly Devlin (pictured) and Downingtown East (Pa.) meet Garnet Valley -- led by LM Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Week Halley Barnes -- in the Pennsylvania state final Saturday.
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Player of the Week
Halley Barnes, Garnet Valley
The junior attacker had seven goals and one assist in Tuesday's 16-6 triumph over Penn Manor in the PIAA semifinals. Barnes, committed to Rutgers, also had four goals and three assists in Saturday's 15-10 victory over Archbishop Carroll in the quarterfinals. Garnet Valley faces Downingtown East in the PIAA title game Saturday at HersheyPark Stadium at 1 p.m.
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.) – 19-0 – The Eagles won their third straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship and have won 51 straight games.
2. Ridgewood (N.J.) – 22-1 - The Maroons claimed the Group 4 state title with a 14-11 victory over Washington Township and toppled Chatham, 14-8, in the semifinals Tuesday of the Tournament of Champions. They meet Moorestown on Saturday for the Tournament of Champions title at Monmouth University at 1 p.m
3. Good Counsel (Md.) - 19-2 – The Falcons claimed their eighth straight DC WCAC championship.
4. Moorestown (N.J.) – 22-3 – The Quakers advanced to the finals of the Tournament of Champiopns Tuesday by downing Glen Ridge, 8-4, in the semifinals. They also handed Mendham a 14-13 defeat in four overtime to claim the Group 3 state crown.
5. Roland Park (Md.) – 15-6 – The Reds came from the fifth seed to reach the finals of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship tourney, where they fell to No. 1 McDonogh, 18-17.
6. St. Stephen's and St. Agnes (Va.) – 31-2- The Saints won their fifth straight Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Tournament championship.
7. Downingtown East (Pa.) - 25-1 – The Cougars advanced to the PIAA state finals Tuesday by defeating Ches-Mont League rival Great valley, 9-8. They meet Garnet Valley in the state championship game Saturday at HersheyPark Stadium at 1 p.m.
8. Mendham (N.J.) – 18-2 - The Minutemen defeated West Morris Central, 12-3, for the North Jersey Group 3 championship. They face No. 6 Moorestown in the state Group finals at Robbinsville High at 3 p.m. Thursday.
9. Bryn Mawr (Md.) – 16-3 – The second-seeded Mawrtians reached the semifinals of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference tournament.
10. Marriots Ridge (Md.) – 18-1 – The Mustangs defeated Century, 8-4, to claim the Maryland 3A-2A state championship.
Games of the Week
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association
championship - Downingtown East vs. Garnet Valley at HersheyPark
Stadium, Saturday 1 p.m.
Downingtown East defeated the Jaguars, 22-12, two weeks ago in the District 1 championship game, so Garnet Valley has revenge on its mind. The Jaguars (23-3) have bounced back well since that loss, by winning all three state games handily. Neither team has ever appeared in a state final. This is only the third year that Pennsylvania has sanctioned a state championship game, but neither team had ever played in a District 1 final until this year. Before the PIAA tourney was started, the District 1 champ was considered the state champion.
New Jersey Tournament of Champions final - No. 2 Ridgewood vs. No. 4 Moorestown at Monmouth University, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Group 4 champion Ridgewood shoots for its second straight T of C title against the Group 3 champs, who won the crown 10 straight years until last year. Ridgewood beat Moorestown, 10-8, at Ridgewood on April 9 in their regular season battle.
Virginia state championship - James Madison (20-0) vs.
Oakton (17-6) at Westfield, 6 p.m.
James Madison advanced by routing Osbourn Park, 21-8, on Tuesday. Oakton advanced to the finals by routing Chantilly, 23-12 as Carly Palmucci and Jackie Rupp each had six goals.
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