Tuesday, May 30, 2006
By Stephanie Wright
It's no secret that if you want to be the best, you must at least compete against the Lady Quakers from Moorestown. With so many players on the team that have the ability to score from anywhere on the field, a team must be able to match Moorestown's talent both offensively and defensively. The fifth seeded Lady Cougars from Cherry Hill East had just won a thrilling come from behind victory and were looking to continue that momentum against the top seed in the South Jersey Group A girls' lacrosse bracket. On this day, twelve different players for Moorestown would score at least a goal and the Quakers would advance to the finals with their 20-1 victory. Moorestown will now host the second seeded Lady Renegades from Shawnee for the title.
Cherry Hill East won at thrilling game at Lenape in order to advance to the next round of the tournament. The Cougars would have to play at a much high level in order to compete against the Lady Quakers. Very quickly Moorestown showed why they have been considered one of the best girl’s lacrosse teams in the country. The Quakers quickly showed off not only their offense but their defense as well. Moorestown ended the half with a 12-0 score and their success continued during the second half. Brooke, Cantwell, Giulia Giordano and Annie McGinely all finished the game with three goals apiece. Shawn Evans and Xan Weitzel contributed two goals apiece also for the Quakers. Weitzel would reach the 100 career goal mark during this game.