Friday, May 27, 2005
By Stephanie Wright
Just as the seeding predicted, the top four teams in the South A girl’s lacrosse bracket were on pace to advance to the semifinals. Moorestown, Shawnee and Eastern had won their quarterfinals match-up and it was left to the Minutemaids to not only defeat the twelfth seeded Lady Cougars from Cherry Hill East, but also to overcome a halftime deficit. The fourth seeded Minutemaids found themselves trailing at the break by a goal but turned up the defense and especially the offense during the second half. Washington Township held their opponent scoreless the rest of the way allowing the offense to take center stage and score nine times. Kelly Angstadt and Katie Lofton led the scoring success by scoring four goals each and Washington Township advanced with their 14-6 victory.
Cherry Hill East scored the first goal of the game but quickly found themselves trailing by a goal when Township reeled off two straight goals. Brittany Hoffman would tie this game at two apiece a minute later for the Cougars and then go ahead by a goal when Jamie Hacker. Just over four minutes later, the Minutemaids responded with two goals from Angstadt. When the first half ended, the Cougars led this game by outscoring Township 3-1 down the stretch. But when the second half begun, it was Shauna Sicinski who started a string of nine unanswered goals scored by Washington Township to decide this game. Township now advances to take on the top seeded Quakers from Moorestown.