Rain puts championship on hold

April 11, 1993|By Tom Worgo | Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer

After her team routed Joppatowne Thursday in the first round of the Arundel High Spring tournament, Arundel High first-year girls lacrosse coach Christine Fellona said the Wildcats would end Mount de Sales' eight-game winning streak in yesterday's championship game.

But Arundel (1-4) will have to wait until some other day to ride its wave of momentum against the Sailors (8-0). The game was postponed because of rain and poor field conditions.

Referees halted play 4:24 into the game after a heavy downpour began. Mount de Sales was leading 1-0 on a goal from sophomore midfielder Lisa Banbury when play was stopped.

The game was called 45 minutes later. Officials considered playing in Arundel's stadium, where the boys lacrosse tournament final had just been completed, but field conditions at the stadium were also poor. No makeup date has been set for the game.

"It wasn't going to stop raining," Fellona said. "We wanted to have a better day and keep people healthy."

In the consolation game, Atholton (1-3) defeated Joppatowne (1-3), 15-7. Five goals each from Allison Valentino and Lara Dustin carried the Raiders.

After a 4-4 tie at halftime, the Raiders, who lost to Mount de Sales, 9-8, in the first round, scored seven goals within the first seven minutes of the second half to put the game out of reach.

"They were going to the ball more aggressively in the second half," Atholton coach Carol Stevens said. "They were spreading out and playing a good attack."

In Thursday's semifinals, Julie Benoit, Heather Sinclair and Lesley Knowles scored three goals each to lead Arundel over Joppatowne, 15-3, and Mount de Sales edged Atholton, 9-8.

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