Check out the latest girls lacrosse Super 7.
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1. Garnet Valley (13-1)
Central League hosts arguably the best girls lacrosse conference in the state. The Jaguars are the class this year, and all of Delaware County, in 2014. They’re eyeing a title clinch if they can take down Conestoga Thursday. Rest assured teams like Harriton, which fell only by one goal to the Jags, Springfield and Radnor are eyeing a return match come playoff time. For now, though, it’s tough to argue against the Jags’ track record. They’re a proven No. 1.
Notables: Haley Warden, Sabrina Fusco, Emily Mathewson, Paige Mitros (G).
2. Springfield (12-2)
I had the chance to watch the Cougars up close for the first time. Color me impressed. Emily Santana had a tremendous first half. Kate Ryan netted six goals. Defensively, the duo of Emily Verica and Emily Paulus shut down the Raiders. It was a rock-solid performance all around and, well, I think they deserve to be No. 2.
Notables: Ryan, Santana, Ali Gormley, Verica, Paulus, Katie Bedard (G)
3. Archbishop Carroll (22-2)
Unfortunately this is a team that we here at the Daily Times haven’t heard from — at all. But, by all reports, notably Phillylacrosse.com, the Patriots are poised to win yet another Catholic League title and go far into the postseason. They’re destroying league opponents, including a 22-2 win over Bonner-Prendergast Tuesday. Whoa.
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4. Agnes Irwin (13-1)
This team is on fire. They lost way back in early April to Episcopal Academy and haven’t swallowed the bitter taste of defeat since. Coach Jen Duckenfield has truly turned this program into a local power and the Owls are only getting better. They proved as much with last week’s thrilling win over EA. The second time was the charm.
Notables: Bridget Chakey, Hannah Keating, Hailey Andress.
5. Episcopal Academy (10-3)
How will the Churchwomen respond after a pair of recent defeats to Agnes Irwin and Harriton? They’re off until Friday when they play an underrated Springside Chestnut Hill Academy team. (This is a good time to mention that Harriton isn’t located in Delco and therefore doesn’t qualify for the Super 7. But we appreciate how awesome they are in sports like girls lacrosse.)
Notables: Emma Brumbaugh, Lily Crager, Sydney Gagnon (G)
6. Radnor (11-4)
Started slow, but finished strong against Springfield Tuesday. I liked seeing balance, as seven players accounted for seven goals. There’s plenty of talent to keep the Raiders a true dark horse contender come playoff time.
Notables: Sara Curley, Emily Games, Reilly Masterson
7. Strath Haven (11-4)
Is there a more polarizing team in Delco than the Panthers? Is polarizing too strong a word to describe a HS lax team? The Panthers have shown they can beat the best, including a nationally ranked team in Milton (Ga.) back in mid-April. It just goes to show (again) how awesome Central League lacrosse is this year (and pretty much all other years). Alas, the Panthers still deserve to be at No. 7 on account of their losing to GV, Springfield and Radnor.
Notables: Kathryn Restrepo