Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Girls' Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Emily Santana, Springfield-Delco (Pa.)
The senior scored four goals and added one assist to help Springfield-Delco to a 9-7 win over defending PIAA champion Harriton (Pa.) on Friday. The victory was Springfield's sixth straight and helped them all be clinch the No. 2 seed in the Central League playoffs. Springfield jumped out to an 8-3 lead by halftime and held on as they were outscored 4-3 in the second half.
Also Notable: Alex O'Donnell, Moorestown (N.J.); Devon Mela, Council Rock North (Pa.); Hanna Bogorowski, Germantown Academy (Pa.)
Game of the Week
IAAM Championship (Md.), May 11
There are a few games to be played, with the semifinals on Wednesday, but the IAAM championship game is always exciting. True, McDonogh has won five straight, but in year's past they have been down to both Roland Park (Md.) and Maryvale Prep (Md.) late in games, and have made last-second comebacks to win the title. So despite a 110 game winning streak and a roster of future Division-I-bound athletes, the Eagles won't take the game for granted. First they have to get through Severn on Wednesday then could meet the winner of Roland Park/Notre Dame Prep in the championship game. Should McDonogh take home the title for the sixth-straight year, they will have won 112 consecutive games and once again be the Nike/US Lacrosse National Champion.
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.), 19-0
The Eagles won their 110th straight game with an 18-10 win over John Carroll (Md.) in the quarterfinal of the IAAM playoffs.
2. Moorestown (N.J.), 16-0
The Quakers went 3-0 last week, including a 12-6 win over Strath Haven (Pa.). Alex O'Donnell and Adriana Pendino each scored two goals in the win.
3. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.),
The Saints rebounded from their first loss of the year with two wins, including an 8-5 win over Good Counsel (Md.). SSSA finishes up the regular season with a game against undefeated James Madison and Holy Child (Md.).
4. Notre Dame Prep (Md.), 9-4
The Blazers defeated the No. 10 seeded Mount de Sales 9-7 in the IAAM quarterfinal on Monday. They play No. 3 seed Roland Park Wednesday.
5. Good Counsel (Md.), 12-5
The Falcons handed public school power Sherwood (Md.) its first loss of the year, 19-6 on April 2. One day later they fell 8-5 to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes to end the regular season.
6. Garnet Valley (Pa.), 14-1
The Jaguars were 2-0 last week with wins over Lower Merion (Pa.) and Conestoga (Pa.). They have back-to-back games against sub .500 teams before facing off against a 13-2 Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) squad.
7. Roland Park (Md.), 14-4
The Reds downed Bryn Mawr 13-11 in the IAAM quarterfinal on Monday. As the No. 3 seed they take on second seeded Notre Dame Prep on Wednesday.
8. Broadneck (Md.), 12-2
The Bruins went 2-0 last week with wins over South River (Md.) and Old Mill (Md.). Ellie McNulty scored four goals in the 19-5 win over Broadneck.
9. Mount Hebron (Md.), 13-1
Mount Hebron earned the No. 1 seed and a first round bye in the Class 3A/2A Section I South playoffs. They play Friday against the winner of Centennial (Md.) and Century (Md.).
10. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 14-4
The Cardinals have won four-straight since back-to-back losses to Milton and Loyola Academy. the defeated Delaware power Cape Henlopen (Del.) 12-11 in double-overtime on Friday.
The quarterfinal round of the IAAM playoffs got underway on Monday and much like the regular season the playoffs have already seen its share of upsets. In the opening round the No. 10 seed Mount de Sales (Md.), which was 3-8 in the regular season defeated St. Paul's (Md.) 12-11. In the quarterfinal the No. 5 seeded Severn (Md.) defeated the No. 4 seed, Archbishop Spalding (Md.). Wednesday's semifinal matchups feature No. 1 seed McDonogh against Severn. No. 3 seed Roland Park (Md.) takes on No. 2 seed Notre Dame Prep (Md.).
The public school defending champions were not the favorites entering the playoffs, at least according to the seedings. Mount Hebron (Md.) earned the top seed in the girls lacrosse 3A/2A South Region super section playoffs that includes defending state champion Marriotts Ridge (Md.), which earned the No. 2 seed. In the Class 4A/3A Section I playoffs Severna Park (Md.) earned the top seed with defending champion Broadneck (Md.) earning the No. 2 seed.
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
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