|High School Girls Lacrosse:
Moorestown Wins Fourth Straight State Championship
Saturday, June 7, 2003
By Charlie Barker
The Moorestown Lady Quakers added "four-pete" to their trophy case as they dominated West Essex to win the NJSIAA girls lacrosse state championship. They saved their best game for last in the 15-1 victory at Rutgers' Yurcak Field in Piscataway, and they did it in a pouring rain. Even more remarkable is that Moorestown's senior class finished their four years only experiencing one loss (a 6-5 loss on May 17 to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School of Alexandria, VA).
Moorestown sophomore Cara Giordano opened the scoring at the 3:38 mark on a pass from senior Casey Cech. Sophomore Elizabeth Weber scored goal number two assisted by junior Megan O'Malley. Number three came from Giordano, this time on a pass from junior Margie Curran. Weber scored her second again assisted by O'Malley, and Curran finished out the half with two goals to put the Lady Quakers ahead 6-0. Curran would open the second half with two goals, and Moorestown never looked back. West Essex didn't break the shutout until they scored with 6:30 minutes left in the game and trailing 12-0. Moorestown senior Amanda Segal put the exclamation point on her team's season by scoring the final goal.
With all these scoring underclassmen, Moorestown will open the 2004 season again favored for the championship. Dare we say, "five-pete"?
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