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April 27, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Tommy Sopko netted his second goal of the game in overtime to lift Conestoga to a 9-8 win over Downingtown East at the 15th Annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival hosted by Radnor. Chris Brady and Greg Taicher also scored twice. Mike Risser led Downingtown East with three goals. Also in the showcase event: Griffin Flemming and Pete Gayhardt scored three goals apiece, and Michael Marcese made 16 saves to preserve St. Joseph's Prep's 9-8 victory over Garnet Valley. Behind four goals from Paddy Black, Lower Merion downed Central Bucks South, 12-8.
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Notre Dame never knew what hit them. Looking to repeat as ACC men's lacrosse champs, the dream quickly turned into a nightmare Friday at PPL Park as No. 4 seed Duke routed the Fighting Irish, the top-ranked team in the country, 13-8, to advance to the tournament championship game Sunday at 1 p.m. Duke (11-4) will face third-seeded Syracuse, a 9-8 winner over No. 2 North Carolina, thanks to Kevin Rice's game winner with 1 minute, 48 seconds remaining in regulation. Notre Dame (9-2)
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three players emerged among the 25 finalists for the men's and women's Tewaaraton Awards, given to the nation's top lacrosse players. Fresh off his third consecutive selection to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference team is former Penn Charter star Joey Sankey. The University of North Carolina senior has 26 goals this season and 34 assists. He surpassed Marcus Holman to become Carolina's all-time leading scorer (217) earlier this season, and he is third (100) all-time in assists. Sankey is back in town this weekend leading the No. 3-ranked Tar Heels in the ACC tournament at PPL Park.
SPORTS
April 23, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
AIDAN KERRIGAN enjoys the best of both worlds almost year-round. In autumn, the 5-11, 220-pound linebacker blasted ballcarriers for La Salle High. Springtime, however, it's all about lacrosse, and offense. "There's a balance to it," Kerrigan said after the Explorers clobbered Archbishop Carroll, 19-5, on Monday. "In the fall, I get to hit people. In the spring, I get to score goals. "I like scoring goals," the Maple Glen resident continued. "It's really fun. It's kind of cool to do two different things, because each season has something different.
NEWS
April 23, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aidan Kerrigan enjoys the best of both worlds almost year-round. In autumn, the 5-foot-11, 220-pound linebacker blasted ball carriers for La Salle. Springtime, however, it's all about lacrosse, and offense. "There's a balance to it," Kerrigan said after the Explorers clobbered Archbishop Carroll, 19-5, on Monday. "In the fall I get to hit people. In the spring I get to score goals. " "I like scoring goals," the Maple Glen resident continued. "It's really fun. It's kind of cool to do two different things because each season has something different.
SPORTS
April 19, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the 2015 men's lacrosse season opened, optimism abounded at Penn State. Not only were the Nittany Lions making their debut in the Big Ten, but they began the season ranked 14th in the 2015 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division 1 preseason coaches' poll. But the Lions' season has not gone as planned. Headed into Sunday's game vs. Rutgers, the Nittany Lions are 3-8 overall and winless (0-3) in the Big Ten. The 2015 campaign started smoothly enough, with a season-opening 15-8 victory over Vermont.
NEWS
April 16, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vanderbilt recruit Gabrielle Fornia paired three goals with two assists Tuesday to lead Lenape to a 10-6 victory at Shawnee in an Olympic Conference showdown between top-10 girls' lacrosse teams. Kasey Donoghue and Natalie Peel added two goals each for Lenape, which is ranked No. 5 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Lauren Figura chipped in a goal and two assists in the win over No. 2 Shawnee. Carlee Braverman had a goal and an assist. Caroline Farley scored five goals for Shawnee.
NEWS
April 13, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clare Monaghan and Natalia Marrone each netted three goals, and a six-goal surge in the second half gave host Bishop Eustace the edge over Rancocas Valley, 14-12, in the Crusader Lacrosse Challenge. Kristen Biche, Ally Criscuolo, Camille Marsdale, and Molly Monaghan each scored twice. Mekayla Montgomery netted six goals for the Red Devils. Also at the showcase: Haley Pawliczek and Nicole Zaso scored three goals each to lead Cherry Hill East over Mainland, 17-8. Renee Powers and Rachel Becker each netted two. Alex Fitzpatrick had seven scores as Northern Burlington defeated Millville, 18-5.
SPORTS
April 12, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saturday is set up to be the first day of a huge week for the Penn women's lacrosse team. The No. 10 Quakers (9-2) are tied atop the Ivy with No. 20 Princeton (8-2). Both teams are 3-0 in the Ivy League, and both hit the road against teams that are right behind them, with Penn paying a visit to No. 29 Harvard (5-5, 3-1 Ivy), and Princeton heading to No. 21 Cornell (8-3, 3-1). Wins by both teams would set up a huge Ivy showdown between the two Wednesday at Franklin Field (7 p.m.)
NEWS
April 11, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kristin Biche scored five goals, including the 100th of her career, Thursday in Bishop Eustace's 13-7 victory over visiting Camden Catholic in an Olympic Conference girls' lacrosse game. The junior, who now has 101 goals, is the sixth player in the program's eight-year history to reach the milestone. Ally Criscuolo added four goals. Megan Kilpatrick led Camden Catholic with three goals. Also in the Olympic: Liza Barr had five goals and one assist to lead Shawnee to a 14-7 victory at Cherokee.
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