Carroll, O'Hara roll into lacrosse final

Carroll's Isabelle Schmitt (left) and St. Hubert's Nicole Hawe go after the ball during Carroll's 20-2 win.
Carroll's Isabelle Schmitt (left) and St. Hubert's Nicole Hawe go after the ball during Carroll's 20-2 win. (TOM GRALISH / Staff)
Posted: May 18, 2013

No player would want it any other way, but there is an unintended consequence that comes with Archbishop Carroll's long streak of Catholic League girls' lacrosse titles.

"It actually puts some pressure on the girls," coach Lorraine Beers said. "No one wants to be the one that breaks it or loses the streak."

There was no need for worrying about that Thursday. Archbishop Carroll beat St. Hubert, 20-2, in the Catholic League semifinals at Neumann University.

Carroll will go for its 13th straight championship Monday against Cardinal O'Hara at Neumann at 6 p.m.

O'Hara advanced to the title game by beating Archbishop Wood, 10-5, on Thursday.

Carroll's Taryn Deck, the league's most valuable player, scored four goals, assisted on three others, and had four draw controls.

"She just has a solid game, all the time," Beers said. "She really quarterbacks the attack."

Defensively, that role goes to Megan Santoleri. The junior midfielder, who has committed to Delaware, scored a goal and had an assist. Santoleri also caused three turnovers, had three draw controls, and won three ground balls.

Margaret Filippelli and Isabelle Schmitt each added three goals. Meghan Matey, Julianne Miele, Carla Hagan, and Natalie Schmitt scored two apiece.

Archbishop Carroll is 14-5 overall and 11-0 in the Catholic League.


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