Tuesday, May 24, 2005
By Joyce Sagerty
The first round of the girl’s lacrosse South A bracket had began and should end with Moorestown yet again the favorite to win the tournament. The five time defending champions have every right to be labeled the favorite with every player on the squad having the experience of a winning program. The top seeded Lady Quakers were hosting the sixteen seeded Toms River South and found out first hand how deadly this lacrosse team could be. After missing net on their first five shot attempts of the game, Gulia Giordano started the scoring success with the first two goals of the game. She had started a string of twelve goals in a row for the Quakers. When the final horn was sounded, Moorestown would be rewarded with a 20-2 victory and continue to host another game at home.
Moorestown is a team that works hard for the entire game no matter who the opponent may be. Not taking an opposing team lightly is one of the main reasons why Moorestown is successful. Not playing at your highest level could affect your play for the entire postseason. This was not the case against Toms River South as Carra Giordano scored her first of three goals during the first half to extend Moorestown advantage to 3-0. Xan Weitzel also contributed three goals during the first half. Toms River South would get their first scoring chance with just over four minutes remaining in the game and was successful on their first shot when Kara Sanford found the back of the net. Moorestown would sit most of the starters in the second half but not before Cara Giordano, Giulia Giordano, Xan Weitzel and Alexis Brennan scored multiple goals in this first round playoff game.