Baltimore Sun

Roommates help North defeat South

- By Edward Lee

No matter the outcome of Saturday night’s Under Armour All-America Senior Girls Lacrosse Game at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field, there was going to be no ill will between Kori Edmondson and Emma Muchnick.

“That’s my roommate,” said Edmondson, a McDonough graduate who will join Maryland this fall with Muchnick. “Being able to play with her is awesome.”

Muchnick’s two goals and one assist helped the North forge a 17-11 victory over Edmondson and the South.

Muchnick, a midfielder from Montebello, New York, recorded one goal and one assist during a 22:47 span in the first half during which the North turned a 4-0 deficit into an 11-4 advantage at halftime.

The North was led by four goals each from Emma Murphy, a future Notre Dame attacker, and Priscilla “Peep” Williams, an incoming Stanford attacker, and one goal and two assists each from Dillyn Patten, a future Cornell attacker, and Rylee Bouvier, an incoming Stanford midfielder.

Their efforts helped the North improve to 11-5 in the all-time series. The North also extended its winning streak to three.

Muchnick said a 3-0 hole shook up her and her teammates.

“It was all about moving the ball,” she

said. “We’re all here for a reason, and that’s playing for some amazing schools. And we know our strengths and talents, and playing to those was our biggest goal.”

The South appeared poised to collect only its sixth win in the series after opening the game with three consecutiv­e goals. Tallies from midfielder­s Darcy Felter (North Carolina), Edmondson and Kiley Mottice (North Carolina) staked the South to a 3-0 lead just 5:31 into the game.

But the North roared back with four straight goals in a 3:16 span. The first two came from Murphy’s stick over a 2:10 stretch, and the next two were provided by Harden in a 28-second span.

The South appeared to stem the tide when midfielder Kaitlyn Davies (Florida) picked up an errant pass in the slot and deposited a goal to tie the score at 4 with 2:09 left in the first quarter.

The second quarter, however, belonged to the North, which outscored the South 7-0 in that frame. Besides Muchnick, the spurt was aided by two goals from Williams and two assists from Patten.

When Edmondson scored with 5:20 left in the third quarter to make the score 12-5, her feat ended a drought of 26:49 for the South.

“We fell off a little bit,” Edmondson said of that pivotal second quarter. “I think we got a little bit ahead of ourselves and maybe got a little too comfortabl­e. But in the end, we’re out here to have fun.”

Edmondson and Marissa White, an incoming North Carolina midfielder, paced the South with three goals each, and goalkeeper Lucy Pearson (Stanford) made 12 saves off the bench in the second half.

Muchnick, who said she had envisioned playing in the All-America game since she was entering her sophomore year, said she was looking forward to connecting with Edmonson and other Terps commits in midfielder­s Jaylen Rosga and Maggie Weisman (Glenelg Country) and defender Mae Marshall (Notre Dame Prep) and Olivia Rockstroh (Notre Dame Prep).

“At the end of the day, we’re going to be teammates,” she said. “I’m super stoked to be together with them, and from this day forward, we’re going to win some games together.”

 ?? BARBARA HADDOCK TAYLOR/BALTIMORE SUN ?? The North team players huddle before the second quarter in Saturday’s Under Armour All-America Senior Girls Lacrosse Game.
BARBARA HADDOCK TAYLOR/BALTIMORE SUN The North team players huddle before the second quarter in Saturday’s Under Armour All-America Senior Girls Lacrosse Game.

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