Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Girls' Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Nicole Barretta, Downingtown East (Pa.)
In a game against defending state champion and Top 25-ranked Harriton (Pa.), Barretta notched five points on four goals and one assist to lead Downingtown East to a 6-5 victory. The Cougars jumped out to a 4-1 lead by the half and held on as Harriton outscored them 4-2 in the second half.
Also Notable: Jordan Stevens, Mount Hebron (Md.); Taylor Hensh, Marriotts Ridge (Md.); Caroline Steele, Severn (Md.); Sierra Slack, Eastern (N.J.); Kelly Myers, Georgetown Visitation (D.C.).
Game of the Week
Notre Dame Prep (Md.) at McDonogh (Md.), April 9
This meeting between two of the Top 20 teams in the IAAM this season is exceedingly significant for McDonogh for a couple reasons. First, if the Eagles win, it will be their 101st consecutive victory – an achievement only accomplished by two other teams in history (Loch Raven (Md.) and Mount Hebron (Md.)) – and would bring them within two wins of tying the all-time record. Second, this game marks the second of two this week against the top teams in the conference. They defeated third-ranked conference rival Roland Park (Md.) on Monday. Notre Dame Prep has won five of their last six games, with its only 12-10 loss coming from the hands of St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.). They defeated both Roland Park (Md.) and St. Paul's (Md.) last week.
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.), 8-0
The Eagles tallied its 99th straight victory, defeating John Carroll 11-6 (Bel Air, Md.). Megan Whittle scored three goals and had one assist in the win.
2. Moorestown (N.J.), 5-0
Marie McCool docked five points in a 19-1 win over Cinnaminson (N.J.) on Friday and followed that up with a nine-point (five assists, four goals) performance in a 16-7 win over Ridge (N.J.) on Saturday.
3. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), 11-0
The Saints had an impressive week with three wins over nationally ranked teams: Notre Dame Prep (Md.), Milton (Ga.) and Loyola Academy (Ill.).
4. Marriotts Ridge (Md.), 7-0
Taylor Hensh tallied 11 points on six assists and five goals in a 22-4 win over Reservoir (Md.) last week.
5. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 7-0
Bishop Ireton defeated Flint Hill 16-9 last week with a 10-3 lead at halftime. Kelly Mathews had five goals and one assist and Charlotte Sofield had four goals and four assists in the win.
6. Good Counsel (Md.), 5-2
The Falcons had a tough Saturday as they faced two Top 25 teams at the St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Spring Fling. They fell to Milton 7-6 and to Georgetown Visitation 12-7.
7. Harriton (Pa.), 3-3
The Rams were upset last week, falling 6-5 to Downingtown East (Pa.). They have a chance to rebound this week with a Tuesday game against No. 8 Garnet Valley.
8. Garnet Valley (Pa.), 7-0
The Jaguars have not allowed more than nine goals in a game since its season opener, but will be tested against the defending PIAA champs Harriton on Tuesday.
9. Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 6-2
The Blazers went 2-1 last week, netting wins over Roland Park (Md.) and St. Paul's (Md.). Their lone 12-10 loss was to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes.
10. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 6-3
The Tigers defeated Good Counsel (Md.) 12-7 as part of the St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Spring Fling on Saturday, but fell to St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 11-10.
Jordan Stevens led her team with five goals with Chachi Kelehan and Jennifer Giles scoring four more each as Mount Hebron (Md.) defeated Hammond 21-0 last week.
Brittany Edwards talled four goals and Mia Tornetta recorded 11 saves as Great Valley (Pa.) slid past Hatboro-Horsham (Pa.) 12-11.
Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) has devised quite a schedule this season, having already played McDonogh and Vero Beach. They continued over the weekend at the Spring Fling with a win over Good Counsel and a down-to-the-wire loss to St. Anthony's (N.Y.) who scored at the last second. The Tigers lost 11-10 to the Friars by another last-second goal by Izzy Mangan. Freshman goalie Grace Rotondo had six saves in the loss, while Kelly Myers scored five goals. In the win over Good Counsel, Myers along with Adie Zinsner and Kirsten Swanson scored three goals and Rotondo made 10 saves.
A meeting of rivals lived up to the billing as St. Stephen's & St. Agnes defeated Notre Dame Prep 12-10 on Tuesday. Olivia Mikkelsen scored all five of her goals in the second half to come from behind. Gussie Johns had 15 saves and Ellie Majure had four goals in the win. Georgia Tunney sunk three goals in the back of the net for Notre Dame Prep.
Emily Martin of Robbinsville (N.J.) scored her 100th career goal during a six-goal performance in a 13-11 loss. Sierra Slack of Eastern (N.J.) totaled 12 points on eight goals and four assists in a 20-10 win over West Windsor South (N.J.) on Saturday.
Maggie Gallagher and Lauren Haggerty accounted for 12 points as C.M. Wright (Md.) defeated Century (Md.) 14-13 last week. Gallagher tallied four goals and two assists while Haggerty had three goals and three assists in the win.
2014 Mid-Atlantic Region Report Archive
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