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Camden Catholic's Falcone Highlights Victory over Lions

Saturday, April 1, 2006

By Joyce Sagerty
SJSports Special Correspondent

A few weeks ago you could find players outdoor taking part of practices in anticipation of making the team. One of those sports would be the growing popularity of lacrosse. With more and more high schools establishing lacrosse teams in South Jersey, it can only benefit from the attention it’s getting. For Camden Catholic and Cherry Hill West who were starting off the season participating in an inter conference girls’ lacrosse team, it would be a chance for these two established squads to begin their season with victory. Midfielder Jessica Falcone would start the season off right by scoring five goals for Camden Catholic and the Lady Irish would pick up the 18-8 win at home against Cherry Hill West.

It may not feel like the season has changed over yet to springtime, but it will not be too much longer when the warmer weather comes. It’s that time of the year where high expectations are put onto players to either continue on with their success they accomplished last year. There are those teams that would be looking to rebuild and would like to forget all about last year. So when Camden Catholic and Cherry Hill West took the field, both teams would put last year’s season behind them an were ready to begin a new one.

The Irish has several players that could score goals and they proved that last year. Katie Gallagher was one of those players returning this season and has demonstrated her ability to create scoring chances. Gallagher would score four goals against the Lady Lions, but she had plenty of help from her teammates. Besides Falcone’s five goal performance, Michelle Vittese also netted four goals in this game. Cherry Hill West would do their best in attempting to cut into Camden Catholic’s lead, but this day belonged to the Lady Irish. Anegala Wilmer would score four goals for the Lions and both Kellyn Riley and Linnea Fargo would score two goals apiece.

Photos by Hugh Tsung

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