Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Girls' Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Taylor Hensh, Marriotts Ridge (Md.)
The senior scored eight goals in the win over Conestoga and later in the day scored two more goals in a 16-6 win over Mount de Sales (Md.). The games were part of the Mustangs annual invitational, which brings some of the best teams from the region to Marriottsville, Md. The Mustangs improve to 3-0 and prepare to head into their Howard County schedule before meeting No. 1 McDonogh on April 14.
Also Notable: Meredith Brown, Severn School (Md.); Ellie Majure, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.); Annie Cory, St. Anne's-Belfield (Va.)
Game of the Week
Milton (Ga.) at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)
This game is one of several key games taking place as part of the annual St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Spring Fling this week. This meeting of top teams is crucial for both teams Top 25 ranking as the season wears on. The Saints are getting scoring from several players with Majure doing much of the damage in the last week. Sophie Davidson has 12 goals this season and goalie Gussie Johns has 32 saves. Brooke Winsness totaled six goals and two assists and Emily Velez had seven goals and three assists in the wins over Ponte Vedra (Fla.) and Woodstock (Ga.) for the Eagles last week.
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.), 5-0
The Eagles extended their winning streak to 96 games with a 9-6 win over Severn School (Md.). Megan Whittle and Anne Smith each scored three goals in the win.
2. Moorestown (N.J.), 1-0
Marie McCool had six assists and two goals in a 19-2 win over Rancocas Valley (N.J.).
3. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), 8-0
Ellie Majure scored seven goals in a 19-5 win over Benjamin School (Fla.) and followed it up with and a five goal game in a 19-2 win over Groton (Mass.).
4. Harriton (Pa.), 1-2
The Rams got back into the win column last week with a 16-2 win over Penncrest (Pa.).
5. Good Counsel (Md.), 2-0
The Falcons were idle last week after its game against Holy Cross was postponed until April 10.
6. Marriotts Ridge (Md.), 4-0
Taylor Hensh had eight goals in a 17-7 win over Conestoga (Pa.) as Marriotts Ridge won two games on Saturday in its annual invitational.
7. St. Paul's (Md.), 3-1
The Gators handed St. Mary's its first loss of the year with a 14-7 victory on Friday.
8. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 3-0
Charlotte Sofield tallied six assists and five goals in victories over Archbishop Spalding (Md.) and St. Mary's Ryken (Md.) last week.
9. Roland Park (Md.), 5-0
The Reds improved to 5-0 with wins over Mount de Sales (Md.) and Dulaney (Md.) last week.
10. Notre Dame Prep (Md.)
After falling in their second game of the season to John Carroll, the Blazers have won thre straight, including last week's win over then-national No. 21 Severn (Md.)
Cherokee (N.J.) has dedicated its 2014 season to Katie Bednarek, a four-year member of the team that has brain cancer. The season started at Cherokee's home opener on Friday, when the crowd wore purple T-shirts inscribed with "We believe in hope. . . . We believe in Kate" inscribed. Cherokee players will wear ribbons attached to the back of their uniforms with the letters "KB" and plan to write those initials on their arms and legs in honor of their teammate. Bednarek was diagnosed in September and the community has raised nearly $2,500. They are using #chiefsplayforkate on Twitter where they have uploaded photos.
After not winning a conference game since 2011, St. Mary's (Md.) started off 3-0 this year, but dropped its first game of the year last week - a 14-7 loss to St. Paul's (Md.). The Saints played back-to-back mutli-overtime games against Maryvale Prep (Md.) and Garrison Forest (Md.) and won both. St. Mary's defeated Maryvale 16-15 in three overtimes and Garrison Forest 11-10 in two overtimes. Natalie Modly scored three goals and won six draw controls in the win over Garrison Forest.
St. Anne's-Belfield (Va.) is quietly putting together an impressive season. At 7-0 their closest game was a four goal win over Oakton (Va.) last week. Their average margin of victory is 11 goals. What makes The Saints truly scary is their Top 5 goal scorers are all underclassmen - led by Julia Haney (28 goals, 13 assists) and Annie Cory (22 goals, five assists).
2014 Mid-Atlantic Region Report Archive
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