LM Mid-Atlantic Region Report: June 16, 2011
by Chris Goldberg | LaxMagazine.com
Goalie Taylor Rivera-Silva sparked Madison to a 20-11 win over Oakton in the Virginia state championship to earn LM's final Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Week nod.
Player of the Week
Taylor Rivera-Silva, James Madison (Va.)
The sophomore goalie made 11 saves, many of them big early on, to spark the Warhawks to a 20-11 win over Oakton in the Virginia High School championship game, capping a perfect 21-0 season.
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.) – 23-1 - The Maroons won its second straight New Jersey Tournament of Champions crown with a thrilling 10-9 triumph over Moorestown on a goal by Sally Jentis with 2:44 to play.
3. Good Counsel (Md.) - 19-2 – The Falcons claimed their eighth straight DC WCAC championship.
4. Moorestown (N.J.) – 22-4 – The Quakers bowed in the finals of the Tournament of Champions, 10-9, to No. 2 Ridgewood. They won the Group III state championship.
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. Garnet Valley (Pa.) - 24-3 – The Jaguars won their first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association championship by defeating Downingtown East, 17-14.
8. Mendham (N.J.) – 18-3 - The Minutemen advanced to the Group 3 championship game where they fell to Moorestown.
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.
News and Notes
Sally Jentis tied the game with 5:54 to play and won it with 2:44 remaining to lift Ridgewood past Moorestown, 10-9, in the New Jersey Tournament of Champions final. The win gave the Maroons (23-1) their second straight title involving all the state champions from each division. Moorestown (22-4) was leading, 9-7, until Lauren Beausoleil made it 9-8 with 7:19 to play. Kelci Smesko led the Maroons with four goals and two assists. Lindsay Goldblatt, Nikki McMonagle, and Carly Taglienti each posted two goals for the Quakers, while Nikki Shapiro had her 100th career goal... Allyson Heavens scored five goals, Hallie Barnes added four goals and four assists and AnnaElise Morello had three goals and seven assists to help Garnet Valley (24-3) claim its first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association championship with a 17-14 triumph over Downingtown East. The Jaguars - with only one senior starter - avenged a 22-12 loss to the Cougars (25-2) 16 days earlier in the District 1 final. Ashley Poli led Downingtown East with four goals and Emily Solenberger had three goals and three assists... James Madison won its first Virginia state championship and closed a perfect 21-0 campaign in routing Oakton, 20-11. Melissa Kellan and Allison Hahn each had three goals and four assists for the Warhawks, while Dana Beden and Katie Kerrigan both added hat tricks. Goaltender Taylor Rivera-Silva made 11 saves. Carly Palmucci led Oakton (17-7) with four goals. James Madison downed Oakton three times overall.
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