Monday, April 23, 2007
By Stephanie Wright
When two teams who have a history of never giving up no matter what the score is come together, you can expect a very competitive game. This was definitely true when the Lady Pirates from Cinnaminson traveled to Delran to take on the undefeated Bears in a Burlington County League girls' lacrosse game. Cinnaminson would jump out to an early two goal lead only to see Delran battle right back. During this entire game, the Pirates would have leads only to see Delran's determination pay off. Lauren Wojcik would be at the right place at the right time when she scored the winning goal just 57 seconds into the overtime session. Cinnaminson would finally end this thrilling match-up by posting an 11-10 victory.
For every reaction there will be an equal and opposite reaction. Some smart person said that and this would be the best way to describe this game. The Pirates' early lead would be quickly erased by Delran and fittingly, this game would have to be decided during the second half. Each time the Pirates jumped out to a lead, the Bears had an answer. Kate Simmons, Maddy Lieljuris and Lindsey Davenport would account for nine of the ten goals scored for Delran. Amy Koeber and Megan Gertie would give Cinnaminson a 10-8 lead late in the second half. But that’s when Lieljuris would score two of her three goals to tie this game just over a minute and a half remaining. That set the table for Wojcik who received a pass from Gertie and deposited the game winner. Both Wojcik and Gertie finished the game with three goals apiece and Molly Gallagher added two goals for the Lady Pirates.