Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Bishop England and Wando girls lacrosse both roared into the state playoffs with lopsided opening-round wins at home Tuesday.
No. 1 Lower State seed Bishop England knocked off Class AAA Socastee, 20-3. Bishop England (11-1) built a 13-point lead through the first half and sealed the win with six more goals in the second.
Junior midfielder Isabel Burnett led the Lady Bishops with five goals. Elana Bosco added four and Dorothy Navarro scored three with three assists.
Bishop England’s 20 goals came off just 24 shots. Burnett added four ground balls with four takeaways on defense. Ellie Petyak picked up four ground balls with two takeaways and Bosco added three and two.
Senior goalkeeper Taylor Rice was named the Bishops’ player of the game, allowing just two goals against 12 shots.
Natalie Cafiero scored twice for Socastee. Sarah Grabowski added one goal and an assist.
No. 2 seed Wando used its stout defense to take down Spring Valley, 20-2.
Wando matched its 10-1 first-half lead with another 10-1 outing in the second half.
Jessie Bunting led the Warriors attack with six goals and two assists, while Casey Costello added five goals. V.V. Tulley and Karlee Stinson each scored three goals and Maggie Connell turned in two.
Stinson picked up three ground balls with one takeaway. Christian Oliver had three takeaways and two ground balls along with Tully, Elizabeth Gearhart, Sophie Moore and Bunting who scooped three ground balls.
Wando’s defense allowed Spring Valley just seven shots on goal. Christian Alexander and Eileen Stribling split time in goal. Alexander made two saves, Stribling three.
Bishop England advances to host Academic Magnet in the second round Thursday on Daniel Island, while Wando will host Chapin Thursday in Mount Pleasant. Bishop England defeated Academic Magnet, 15-5, less than two weeks ago in North Charleston. Wando pulled out a tight 9-8 win at Chapin three weeks ago.