Lake-Lehman girls lacrosse falls in playoffs after successful regular season


Regular season champs lose in second lacrosse playoff game

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post



Coughlin’s Mykala Slavish, left, heads downfield while trying to avoid the defense of Lake-Lehman’s Hallie Jenkins, center, and Alexis Barker at Lake-Lehman High School on Tuesday.


Lake-Lehman’s Kate Roberts, right, searches for an opening in goal while being chased by Coughlin’s Savanna Robinson at Lake-Lehman High School on Tuesday.


Lake-Lehman’s Carry-Ann Keiper, left, gains possession from Coughlin’s Kristi Pearage at Lake-Lehman High School on Tuesday.



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    Regular season champs lose in second lacrosse playoff game

    By Tom Robinson

    For Dallas Post

    Coughlin’s Mykala Slavish, left, heads downfield while trying to avoid the defense of Lake-Lehman’s Hallie Jenkins, center, and Alexis Barker at Lake-Lehman High School on Tuesday.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TTL052516GLAXCoughlinLehman4-2.jpgCoughlin’s Mykala Slavish, left, heads downfield while trying to avoid the defense of Lake-Lehman’s Hallie Jenkins, center, and Alexis Barker at Lake-Lehman High School on Tuesday.

    Lake-Lehman’s Kate Roberts, right, searches for an opening in goal while being chased by Coughlin’s Savanna Robinson at Lake-Lehman High School on Tuesday.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TTL052516GLAXCoughlinLehman1.jpgLake-Lehman’s Kate Roberts, right, searches for an opening in goal while being chased by Coughlin’s Savanna Robinson at Lake-Lehman High School on Tuesday.

    Lake-Lehman’s Carry-Ann Keiper, left, gains possession from Coughlin’s Kristi Pearage at Lake-Lehman High School on Tuesday.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TTL052516GLAXCoughlinLehman3.jpgLake-Lehman’s Carry-Ann Keiper, left, gains possession from Coughlin’s Kristi Pearage at Lake-Lehman High School on Tuesday.

    LEHMAN TWP. – Lake-Lehman followed up a championship regular season in girls lacrosse with an exciting victory in one playoff game before having its season come to an end despite a special effort in another.

    The Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 champion Black Knights opened the playoffs at home May 19 and pulled out the win in a finish that had game officials confused.

    Alicia Galasso scored her sixth goal of the game about a minute into overtime to lift Lake-Lehman to a 10-9 victory over Scranton Prep.

    However, the officials working the game did not know the playoffs were operating under sudden-victory rules and allowed the contest to continue.

    As play resumed, Lake-Lehman coach Ron Strohl and scorers’ table personnel checked their rule books. Lake-Lehman regained possession before Scranton Prep could score, Strohl called timeout and convinced the officials the game, in fact, was over.

    Jess Evans and Kate Roberts each had a goal and two assists for Lake-Lehman, which had to work its way back from an 8-4 deficit in the second half.

    The Black Knights were unable to produce a similar comeback Tuesday when their season came to an end with a 14-10 semifinal loss to visiting Coughlin.

    Lake-Lehman sophomore goalie Grace Butler impressed Coughlin coach Colleen Wood with the ability to keep her team in the game on a day when the Crusaders controlled possession and built a 32-15 advantage in shots.

    “Their goalie did a phenomenal job,” Wood said of Butler, who made 14 saves. “She had a lot of nice stops.”

    Kate Roberts led the Lake-Lehman offense with three goals and two assists.

    Lake-Lehman went 11-2 in the WVC to repeat as Division 2 champions. Its only losses in conference play were to unbeaten Division 1 champion Wyoming Seminary and Coughlin, the two District 2 finalists.

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