Lacrosse - Girls: Pennsbury vs New Hope - Solebury (5/11/2018)

Pennsbury vs. New Hope - Solebury

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May 11th 2018 Lacrosse - Girls Non-League Game No

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First Lily Nolan reached 200 career goals. Next Carolyn Thistlewaite reached 100 career goals. Then Nell Webber got Pennsbury to 12 goals. Finally Caitlyn Doyle made it stand up.

Webber, a Boston College field hockey recruit, snapped a tie game with 5:46 to play to give Pennsbury a 12-11 win over New Hope-Solebury Friday afternoon in the regular season finale for both. Pennsbury improved to 11-6 while winning its fifth straight, and fourth this week, as the Falcons posted a seven-game improvement after last year's 4-13 record.

New Hope-Solebury is now 11-4.

Nolan, the Pennsbury senior, came into the game with 197 career goals and then scored three times in the first half to get to 200. Nolan came into her senior year with 125 goals and now has 75 in the 17 games this year, an average of 4.4 per game.

When Nolan scored her 200th, she was met on the field by all of her teammates. New Hope-Solebury enjoyed a similar celebration later, when Thistlewaite, a sophomore, scored her 100th as part of a five-goal afternoon.

Pennsbury led 3-0 after goals by Webber, Annie Price and Emelie Curtis in the first seven minutes before NH-S ran off six of the next seven, going up 6-4 with 1:38 in the half. Nolan would score goal No. 199 with 22 seconds left after running under a long pass from Price and then, after Price won the draw, Nolan reached her major milestone - and tied the score at 6-6 - with 10 seconds left in the half.

The Falcons would never trail in the second half, but the game would be tied at 6-6, 7-7, 8-8 and finally 11-11 after the Lions scored twice in a three-minute span to even it. Webber, who had a two-goal, two-assist day, scored what would be the game-winner after she scooped up a loose ball in front after a save by New Hope-Solebury goalie Lola Dardzinski and shot it high into the back of the net.

The Lions would have four more possessions after that, and all four would end in turnovers. Doyle, a junior defender, caused two of those turnovers, including the final one with just over a minute to play. Sydney Plunkett then picked up the loose ball and cleared it, and Pennsbury ran out all but the final seconds.

Dardzinski and Pennsbury's Natalie Smith made 15 saves each.