LM Mid-Atlantic Region Report: June 1, 2011
by Chris Goldberg | LaxMagazine.com
Stephanie Toy had three goals and two assists, as No. 6 Moorestown avenged its streak-busting loss to Shawnee with an 8-5 victory in the South Jersey Group 3 championship. The Quakers play No. 4 Mendham in the Group finals Thursday.
Player of the Week
Nicole Grote, Marriotts Ridge (Md.)
The junior attacker had three goals and an assist to lead the Mustangs to an 8-4 victory over two-time defending state champion Century in the Maryland state 3A-2A championship game. Century had defeated the Mustangs in last year's semifinals.
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.) – 20-1 - The Maroons edged Hillsborough, 15-14, to claim the NJSIAA Group 4 championship. They play South Jersey Group 4 champion Washington Township in the state Group 4 finals on Thursday.
3. Good Counsel (Md.) - 19-2 – The Falcons claimed their eighth straight DC WCAC championship.
4. 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.
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. Moorestown (N.J.) – 20-3 – The Quakers won the South Jersey Group 3 championship by defeating Shawnee, 8-5. Shawnee was the team that snapped Moorestown's 228-game state win streak last year in the S.J. Group 3 finals. The Quakers meet Mendham Thursday in the State Group 3 finals at Robbinsville High at 3 p.m.
7. St. Stephen's and St. Agnes (Va.) – 31-2- The Saints won their fifth straight Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Tournament championship.
8. Downingtown East (Pa.) - 20-1 – The top-seeded Cougars claimed their first District 1 championship by downing Garnet Valley, 22-12.
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.
Game of the Week
No. 4 Mendham vs. No. 6 Moorestown, Thursday, 3 p.m. at Robbinsville High
These two New Jersey Group 3 champions square off for state supremacy in the second largest division. North champion Mendham is hoping to return to the finals of the Tournament of Champions (involving all Group champions), where it lost last year in the title game. Moorestown had won 10 straight state titles until being knocked out of the South Jersey Group 3 finals last year by Shawnee.
News and Notes
Moorestown (N.J.) avenged last year's stunning loss to Shawnee in the South Jersey Group 3 finals by downing the Renegades, 8-5. The loss last year to Shawnee snapped the Quakers' 228-game win streak against New Jersey teams. Junior Steph Toy led Moorestown with three goals and two assists, while Bridget Bianco recorded 12 saves and held Shawnee (16-4) scoreless for the final 20 minutes, 32 seconds of the game. Nikki McMonagle added two gaols for Moorestown. .. Undefeated James Madison (Va.) won the Northern Region crown by toppling Oakton, 23-14. Madison (19-0) got five goals each from Megan Bisson and Julia Kehoe each had five goals three goals and seven assists from senior Allison Hahn. Carly Palmucci tallied seven goals for Oakton...Winters Mill (Md.) won the Class 2A-1A state crown with a 13-2 rout of Loch Raven. Erin McMunn (3 goals, 2 assists), Sydney Trentzsch (3 goals) and Madison Cyr (2 goals) paced the victory...Morgan Torggler had four goals and Kendyl Gardner added three as Severna Park used a 9-0 second-half run and knocked off undefeated Westminster, 14-7, to win the Maryland state 4A-3A championship. Torggler, a sophomore, scored a team-high 17 goals in six postseason games for Severna Park (17-4)...Cape Henlopen won its third straight Delaware state championship by downing St. Andrew's, 12-6, as Anna Frederick scored four goals and Jackie Coveleski added three.
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