North Penn an­swers Cen­tral Bucks bast

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Mike Cabrey mcabrey@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

-HnnD SWRYHU VDLG CHnWUDO Bucks bast de­liv­ered the North Penn girls lacrosse WHDP D PHVVDJH WhH fiUVW WLPH they met this sea­son.

Mon­day night, the Maid­ens an­swered back.

HDn­nDh YRunJ finLVhHG with a team-high four goals as North Penn scored four VWUDLJhW JRDOV — DnG fiYH RI the next seven — af­ter the vis­it­ing Pa­tri­ots pulled to within 8-T in the sec­ond half WR HDUn D 13-9 SuEuUEDn 2nH Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence win Rn SHnLRU 1LJhW.

“When we lost to them, it was such a wake-up call,” VDLG SWRYHU, 1RUWh PHnn’V se­nior goal­keeper. “We were plan­ning to go in there and win, but we just didn’t show up. SR, FRPLnJ hHUH WR WhLV game, we wanted to come back with re­venge. And we did.”

CB bast had edged the 0DLGHnV 9-8 Rn ApULO 11, EuW 1RUWh PHnn (12-3, 9-2 con­fer­ence) never trailed in 0RnGDy’V FRnWHVW DIWHU fin- ish­ing the open­ing half with D 4-1 Uun IRU D 7-5 OHDG DW Ln­ter­mis­sion.

“f think it was re­demp­tion for us, the girls re­mem­ber WhHy hDG pLOHG Rn WhHLU fiHOG and made a big deal about EHDWLnJ uV WhH fiUVW WLPH,” Maid­ens coach Jami Wilus Behm said. “And we knew that ev­ery team’s re­ally out to get us. f think that classes be­fore this has un­der­stood, but we have a lot of younger girls, so it’s a mat­ter of them kind of un­der­stand­ing the pro­gram and where it’s been and how teams want to come out and beat us.”

Ju­lianna Hill had three goals, while Ash­ley Durham added two goals for North Penn, which won its secRnG VWUDLJhW RYHUDOO DnG fiIWh VWUDLJhW Ln S2L CRnWLnHnWDO play.

0DUy .DWH SFh­wDUWz paced Cen­tral Bucks bast (9-7, 5-6), whLFh GURp­pHG its sec­ond straight, with four goals, while Marissa Glatt chipped in three goals.

The Maid­ens visit Hat­boro-Hor­sham — which clinched the out­right con­fer­ence ti­tle Mon­day with an 18-11 win over Pen­nridge — T p.m. Wed­nes­day. NP ORVW WR WhH HDWWHUV 8-6 Rn ApULO 16.

“Hat­boro is a great team, a great team, but f think that wH FDn GR LW,” SWRYHU VDLG. “We have the heart and we have the tal­ent. We just need to bring it.”

Young’s goal at 21W24 in the sec­ond half put North Penn up three be­fore con­sec­u­tive goals from Mary .DWH SFh­wDUWz PDGH LW 8-7 at 20W20. But the Maid­ens

re­sponded with four goals from four dif­fer­ent play­ers to take their largest lead of the con­test at 12-T.

“Al­ways on Se­nior Night you kind of get a lit­tle revved up in the emo­tions at the be­gin­ning, so f think it took us a lit­tle bit to set­tle in and run our plays and re­ally fiJuUH RuW wKDW wH’UH GRLQJ RQ WKH fiHOG,” :LOuV BHKP said. “The girls re­ally bat­tled all night. They played ag­gres­sive, they played to­gether, they played with a lot of poise. So, f was re­ally happy with the way that we kind of stuck to­gether as a team on WKH fiHOG.”

Durham’s strike with CB bast down a player due to a yel­low card made it 9-T be­fore free-po­si­tion tal­lies from Hill and Chloe No­vak had North Penn up four at 10W25. Green then gave the Maid­ens a 12-T lead less than three min­utes later as she scored off a Young as­sist at TW44.

Schwartz ended the run with a goal at 5W00, but the Pa­tri­ots were un­able to cut any closer – Durham’s goal with 8T sec­onds left putting North Penn back up five be­fore a Glatt goal with 13 sec­onds re­main­ing.

Af­ter Schwartz col­lected WKH fiUVW fiUVW-KDOI JRDO DW 24W12, North Penn scored the next three to lead 3-1 af­ter Hill’s tally at 21W01. bast, how­ever, posted the next WKUHH JRDOV – WKH fiUVW DQG ODVW from Glatt – to go up 4-3 at 12W28.

North Penn went back up 5-4 thanks to goals from Young and Green be­fore Ju­lia Norek pulled the Pa­tri­ots back level at 4W10. Young VFRUHG WKH KDOI’V fiQDO WwR goals – both as­sisted by Green – with Stover mak­ing a kick save on Glatt freeSRVLWLRQ WUy LQ WKH fiQDO VHFonds to pre­serve to two-goal ad­van­tage.

“f al­ways try to make a save when it counts,” Stover said.

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