On Wednesday in Erie, Conneaut’s girl’s lacrosse team defeated Cathedral Prep 10-9 thanks to Jacqui Detelich’s late goal with 1:02 remaining in a tied contest. With the victory, Conneaut won its third consecutive District 10 title.
Scott Shannon, head coach of Conneaut, stated, “The girls have worked very hard to get back here.” We lost a large number of seniors last year, so the fact that they have regrouped and are playing challenging is cause for celebration.
Detelich scored five goals to lead the Eagles to victory. Conneaut will compete in the first round of the state semifinals against Blackhawk.
Detelich stated, “This feels very good.” “I believe I have worked extremely hard to reach this stage, and I am aware that my colleagues have done the same. It was satisfying to prevail for them.”
The Eagles set the tone early with a fast goal by Ashley Crabb 10 seconds in. Eight seconds later, Detelich tallied the game’s first goal.
Third consecutive D10 championship for Conneaut
Adalaide Stark would bring the Ramblers back into the game with a goal, and the Ramblers’ comeback, led by Stark, would continue to be the theme of the game.
“We had highs and lows. “We believed we had put it away a few times, but then it crept back in,” Shannon said. But it was a lot of joy, as it is every time we are on the field, and Cathedral Prep is a formidable opponent.
Wednesday, Detelich did a little bit of everything for the Eagles. Before Detelich scored, her pass to Victoria Medrick made the score 3-1 for CASH.
However, Stark scored again for Cathedral Prep, and Rory Noonan scored shortly thereafter to bring the Ramblers within one point.
Detelich roared back and scored again. However, maintaining his pattern, Stark scored another goal to erase the two-goal advantage.
Detelich then went the route of the assist and set up Crabb for two consecutive goals.
After the first half, only Detelich and Stark remained in the game.
Cathedral Prep opened the second half with a significant goal. Before Sophia Glance tallied, a considerable amount of time had passed without anyone scoring.
Later, Detelich scored again to make the score 8-5, but Cathedral Prep responded with goals from Niagra Millen and Glance, who scored on a missed shot.
No one other than Stark tied the score at eight with a penalty shot.
Glance scored for the Ramblers to give them their first lead of the contest. Camille Turner scored the game-tying goal, and Detelich scored the game-winning goal at 10-9.
Detelich, who has verbally committed to play lacrosse at PennWest Edinboro, has one item remaining on her high school bucket list: a state championship.
Shannon stated, “She has been remarkable.” “She entered this season with approximately 30 goals, and she will end her career with over 100.” She had an outstanding season and is a terrific leader.”