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High School Girls Lacrosse:
Lower Cape May's Inexperience Shows in Loss To Delran

Friday, April 26, 2002

By Gary Steiner
SJSports Staff Writer

The growth of girls lacrosse in South Jersey has caused some teams to take some long bus rides, as happened today when the Lady Tigers for Lower Cape May visited the Lady Bears of Delran. There are still only 24 girls lacrosse teams which make up the Olympic Conference, whereas in other sports you have enough teams to make more geographically compatible divisions. Thus, the Lady Tigers had to endure a 90 mile trip to play this game. They showed the inexperience of their first year program, as Delran sent them back home with a 17-1 loss.

Valerie Simone starred in the first half for the Lady Bears, scoring three of the first four goals, leading Delran to a 6-0 halftime score. The Lady Tigers were able to get some shots on goal, but their tentative play and turnovers made it easy for Delran. Danielle Raimo was the star in the second half, scoring four of her five goals. Lower Cape May's lone goal came from Janelle Dilizio at 19:42 in the second half.

Delran improved their record to 3-6, while Lower Cape May dropped to 1-7.

D: Danielle Raimo 5, Valerie Simone 4, Carrie Craft 3, Karen Sweet 2, Jenna Gordon 1, Amanda Boggs 1, Jackie Grady 1.
L: Janelle Dilizio 1.

D: Jackie Grady 2, Valerie Simone 1, Karen Sweet 1.
L: 0.

D: Ebony Freeman 10.
L: Nikki Wright 12.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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