Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Girls' Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Marie McCool, Moorestown (N.J.)
The senior totaled three points on two goals and one assist to lead the Quakers to a 6-5 win over Mendham (N.J.) in the NJ Group 3 Championship and earned its 75th consecutive victory. McCool scored off angle shot that got past goalie Guliana Durso with seven seconds left before the half to tie the game up at 4-4. McCool has 75 goals and 42 assists this season. Moorestown moves into the Tournament of Champions
Also Notable: Jessica Goralski, Moorestown (N.J.); Kayla Jennins, Montclair (N.J.); Sabrina Fusco, Garnet Valley (Pa.); Emily Mathewson, Garnet Valley (Pa.)
Game of the Week
NJSIAA Tournament of Champions Final, June 7
Four champions enter, but only one will hoist the championship trophy as the New Jersey Tournament of Champions get underway on Wednesday. Each of the four group champions get a shot at the title with Moorestown earning the No. 1 seed. They will take on Lenape, which earned the No. 4 seed. No. 2 seed Summit takes on No. 3 Mountain Lakes in the other semifinal. Moorestown enters as the heavy favorite with its 75 game winning streak, but a narrow win over Mendham could give opposing teams a chance to knock them off. Lenape his 21-1 this season with their only loss being a 17-15 overtime loss to Clearview Regional (N.J.) on April 8. Summit and Mountain Lakes enter the semifinal with two losses combined with Summit having knocked off Mountain Lakes 11-10 on March 31.
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.), 21-0
The Eagles clinched their fifth straight FAB 50 National Championship with a 16-13 win over Roland Park in the IAAM championship game. McDonogh won its sixth straight IAAM championship and extended their winning streak to 112 consecutive games.
2. Moorestown (N.J.), 24-0
The Quakers won their 73rd consecutive game to advance to the South Jersey Group 3 Final against Princeton (N.J.). Marie McCool led the team with eight points on four goals and four assists in the win.
3. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 20-4
The Cardinals saved their best lacrosse of the year until the end of the season, winning 10 straight games and winning both the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and VISAA championships. Junior Kelly Matthews had an impressive playoff run with 13 goals in the WCAC playoffs and eight goals in the Virginia State playoffs.
4. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), 27-2
The Saints finish their season as ISL champions with a 12-6 win over Georgetown Visitation and as VISAA runners-up. Junior Ellie Majure led the team with 109 goals and Gussie Johns made 159 saves. Junior Abby Bailey led the team with 50 assists.
5. Roland Park (Md.), 16-5
The Reds won seven of their last eight games to end the year, which included wins over St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), Bryn Mawr (Md.) and Notre Dame Prep (Md.). Senior CeCe Finney scored six goals in a 12-10 win over Notre Dame Prep in the IAAM semifinal game to propel them into the championship game against McDonogh.
6. Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 10-5
The Blazers season ended with a 12-10 loss to Roland Park in the IAAM semifinals. Notre Dame Prep posted wins over Archbishop Spalding, Severn, Roland Park, Manhasset and Bryn Mawr this season.
7. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 15-8
The Tigers finish 2014 as the ISL runners-up after dropping a 12-6 decision to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes. Senior Kelly Myers led the team with 92 goals and junior Maggie Jackson led with 62 assists this season.
8. Good Counsel (Md.), 14-6
The Falcons are WCAC runners-up in 2014 after falling 17-7 to Bishop Ireton in the championship game. Freshman Taylor McDaniels led the team with 34 goals while senior Paige Graham led the team with 27 assists.
9. Severn School (Md.), 14-5
The Admirals almost pulled the upset over No. 1 McDonogh, leading the Eagles 6-5 at halftime and holding a two-goal lead with six minutes left. In the end they fell 13-12, but it was the first one-goal game for McDonogh in two years. In the two losses to McDonogh this season, Severn only lost by a combined four goals and was the closest any team played them this season.
10. Springfield-Delco (Pa.), 23-2
The Cougars defeated Lancaster Country Day (Pa.) 12-4 in the second round of the PIAA playoffs. They meet Great Valley (Pa.) in the semifinals on Tuesday. SD defeated Great Valley 19-11 on May 20 in the team's only other meeting this season.
News and Notes
Sabrina Fusco and Emily Mathewson each scored four goals as Garnet Valley (Pa.) defeated Harriton (Pa.) 16-12 in the PIAA quarterfinals on Saturday. The win ended Harriton's hopes for a second-straight state championship and moves Garnet Valley into the state semifinals. Garnet Valley (22-2) takes on Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) in the semifinal meeting on Tuesday. Garnet Valley scored six goals in the final 15 minutes of the first half and went into halftime with a 10-4 lead. Garnet Valley won back-to-back PIAA championships from 2011 to 2012.
Cape Henlopen (Del.) overcame a three-goal deficit to defeat Wilmington Charter 18-6 in the DIAA championship game on Wednesday. Allie Yeager scored four goals to lead the Vikings who outscored Wilmington 10-1 in the second half. The win extends the Vikings in-state winning streak to 72 games and give them their sixth straight state championship. Cape Henlopen head coach P.J. Kesmodel, who turned 71 on Saturday, told the Delaware New Journal that next season would be his final year.
Summit (N.J.) defeated Red Bank Catholic (N.J.) 15-3 to win its second straight NJSIAA Group 2 championship. Sophomore Sara Szynal scored six goals and had four assists in the win.
Lenape (N.J.) defeated Ridge (N.J.) 11-9 to win the NJSIAA Group 4 championship. The title is Lenape's first championship since 2007. Rena Carabases, Nicole Donnelly and Courtney Norton each scored three goals in the victory.
Mountain Lakes (N.J.) defeated Oak Knoll (N.J.) 12-10 to win the NJSIAA Group I championship. Rachel Treweeke had four goals while Victoria Kalamaras and Jackie Perry each scored two goals in the win.
2014 Mid-Atlantic Region Report Archive
- February 25 - Preseason Top 10/Player of the Year Watch List
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 15
- April 22
- April 29
- May 6
- May 13
- May 20
- May 27
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