Wednesday, May 10, 2006
By Stephanie Wright
Three teams were competing for the division as the regular season comes down to an end this weekend. With only a handful of games remaining, every win no matter who the opponent may be, is a must win. The Lady Panthers from Collingswood would be looking for a win at Camden Catholic and to end the Irish's eleven game unbeaten streak. Those two teams along with Seneca needed to win every game in order to claim the Olympic Conference National Division title. Camden Catholic would rally late in the game to pull within a single goal, but the Panthers' key possession off of a draw allowed Collingswood to pick up the 12-11 victory and hand the Irish their first loss of the season.
Several times though this game, Collingswood appeared to have the momentum and a nice lead on the scoreboard during the first half. Camden Catholic would battle back and even the game right before the break. It would be Collingswood that would break an eight all tie at halftime and lead by three goals with time winding down. Breana Kilpatrick and Jessica Falcone would score back to back goals for Camden Catholic and Collingswood’s lead was down to one with less than a minute remaining in the game. The Panther’s would game control after that goal and Collingswood would hold on for the win. Katie Feeley led all scorers with five goals and Danielle Robinson added three goals to lead Collingswood. Camden Catholic was led by Katie Gallagher with four goals and Jessica Falcone scored three times.