JSZ Year in Review: Top Girls Lax Games of 2018

Top 10 Girls Lacrosse Games:

The 2018 high school girls LAX season saw sensational performances in the cage, incredible web gems, and goals of the year.  Jersey Sports Zone captured the best of the best, and here are the Top 10 most viewed games on Jersey Sports Zone from last season in New Jersey high school girls LAX:

#10. Ridgewood 12 Clearview 9 | Group 4 State Final

After being eliminated in the first round of the Group 4 state playoffs following their Sectional Title win last season, No. 1 Ridgewood bounced back to win their third State Championship in four years against Clearview. The maroons jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks to Lillie Kloak who would wound up with an early hat trick in the first half, but Clearview countered to cut the lead 8-4 at the break. In the second half the Pioneers would keep it a close game, coming within 3 goals, but Ridgewood led by Marley Scala who scored 4 times would hold on to win 12-9.

#9. Notre Dame 9 Princeton 8 

Notre Dame coming off two impressive blowout victories to begin their 2018 year had a bit more trouble when they ran into Colonial Valley Conference rival Princeton. The Irish were locked into a head to head battle that saw multiple lead changes. Princeton took a late 2 goal lead and thanks to the heroics of Danielle Losier who ended the day with 5 goals, she tied it up and then helped Notre Dame take the lead in the final minutes to come away with the victory.

#8. Allentown 7 Notre Dame 3

The match up between the Colonial Valley’s two Top 20 did not disappoint as the first half of Allentown and Notre Dame was a defensive battle that left us knotted up 1-1 at halftime. However, the tides shifted in favor of Allentown for the second half. Rutgers commit Marin Hartshorn led the Red Birds to a 7-3 victory and handed ND their first loss of the season thanks to a four goal performance. Your second look at this exciting rivalry has now arrived:

#7. Notre Dame 13 Holy Cross 2

Notre Dame kicked off the season with an impressive 15-3 win over conference rival Hopewell Valley. The Irish rolled into their next meeting with Holy Cross Academy, coming off an upset to reigning Group 2 Champ Haddon Township with that same momentum. With great transitional play Notre Dame was unstoppable in the 13-2 victory over the Lancers. ND was led by second year transfer Danielle Loser, who put on a spectacular four goal performance.

#6. Allentown 15 Hightstown 2 | MCT Quarterfinals

Following a tough loss to No. 12 Bridgewater- Raritan, Allentown entered the Mercer County Tournament with some extra momentum. The second seed Red Birds coming off a 10 goal win in the opening round continued their success against No. 7 Hightstown. Freshman Alyssa Castellano was the difference maker, her 5 goal performance propelled Allentown to a 15-2 victory and a trip to the MCT Semifinals.

#5. Bishop Ahr 11 vs Edison 8

Cassidy Veltre scored 4 goals in the 2nd half as The Trojans of Bishop Ahr were in prime position with a commanding 11-5 lead late in the 2nd half. Edison responded with 3 goals to make it a 11-8 game with just 1:30 remaining, but Bishop Ahr got a key save in net by Sydeny Samuelson and was able to hold off the Edison comeback for a 11-8 win on the road.

#4. RBR 8 vs Shore Regional 7 | 1st Round SCT

Meghan Murray scored the Bucs final two goals including the game-winner with :37 left in the game to give the Bucs a spot in the SCT quarterfinals. Murray finished with a hat-trick and freshman goalie Emily Dee made eight saves including three critical stops in the final five minutes.  Shore was led by Ohio State signee Mary Kate George who had five goals. Red Bank Regional went on to face #1 seed Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinals.

#3. Moorestown 14 vs Ridgewood 9 | Tournament of Champions

Kara Rahaim made 10 of her 16 saves in the second half and Ridgewood scored five straight goals in the second to reach the Tournament of Champions final.  Cat Roxas had a hat trick and four other Maroons scored two goals as well.  JSZ is here to give you a second look at this exciting memory for the Maroons.

#2. RBC 8 vs RBR 7

Kristen Pezzullo’s goal with 2:22 remaining proved to be the game-winner as the Caseys complete a season sweep of their rival.  Red Bank Regional had a 4-3 lead at the half and took a 6-5 lead in the second half before RBC strung together three straight goals capped off by Pezzullo’s second tally of the game.  Mackenzie Boyle led the RBC attack with three goals.

#1. RFH 11 vs Manasquan 7  | SCT Girls Final

Gill Curran scored three first-half goals and freshman Chase Boyle added a pair of scores in the second half to give RFH a remarkable sixth consecutive SCT title.  Manasquan rallied from 5-2 down in the first half to tie the game at 6.  Curran’s third goal of the game gave Rumson a 7-6 lead at the half.  Jenna Harms second goal of the game got the Warriors within 8-7, but RFH closed the game out with three straight goals. This is your number 1 viewed girls lacrosse game here on JSZ!