High School Lacrosse:
Thursday, April 30, 1998
By Gary Steiner
The Cherokee Lady Chiefs for the first time ever defeated the Shawnee Lady Renegades in lacrosse. The win keeps Cherokee tied with Shawnee and Moorestown as the teams with the best record in the Olympic Conference, all three having just one loss. The win also snapped a 33 game undefeated streak by Shawnee.
It was well in to the first half before either team scored, each side turning the ball over several times. Shawnee drew first blood, with a goal from Kelley Beine. The Lady Renegades' Lauren Ferrara quickly followed this up with their second score. Cherokee scored its first goal on a free position shot by Mo Henwood. Shawnee would maintain the pace through the first half with a goal by Jamie Jiampetti. Cherokee's Alissa McCaddin closed the gap with a goal to set the score at 3-2 at halftime.
Cherokee's Mo Henwood opened the second half with her second goal to tie the score at 3-3. Dana Griffith would then score to keep the Lady Renegades up by one. Alissa McCaddin scored next from a free position to again tie it for Cherokee. But Shawnee would fight back with a goal from Meridith Roy. Unfortunately for Shawnee, that would be their last goal. Cheryl Back would tie the score for Cherokee for the final time, and then Alissa McCaddin would put the Lady Chiefs ahead for the first time all game with her third goal. Cheryl Back would ice the game with a free position goal with less than a minute left, giving Cherokee a very satisfying 7-5 win.
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