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May 5, 2018 — Two confrontations

Today, there are a pair of games to watch in the world of girls’ high-school lacrosse.

The first is Darien (Conn.), the No. 10 in the Top 10, against No. 9 Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.), in a game taking place at Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.).

Darien is coming off a enormous wins this week against Wilton (Conn.) and New Canaan (Conn.). The Blue Wave are looking for an positing outcome from an interstate challenge after a loss to Manhasset (N.Y.) earlier this year.

Darien’s head coach, Lisa Lindley, is in her 23rd season and has more than 400 wins. This year may be her capstone coaching job, however, There is no single go-to player for the Blue Wave; as many as three or four players will have hat tricks in a single game. Darien, when winning the draws, are awesome; they closed out the New Canaan match with six straight goals over the last nine minutes of play.

The Saints have already won 22 matches this season in their polyglot schedule, where they have already faced the likes of Delray American Heritage (Fla.), Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.), and even the superprep team from Bradenton IMG Academy (Fla.). The Saints are led by 50-goals scorers Christina Cavallo and Annie Dyson. Christie Coulter (71) is amongst the nation’s leaders in assists.

SSSA’s head coach, Kathy Jenkins, has won more girls’ lacrosse games (768) than anyone else in recorded history. She’s the only coach that the school has had since the program started in the mid-1970s.

After this game, the focus transitions 90 miles due northeast, where the Union County Tournament final will be held at 5 p.m. at Clark Johnson Regional (N.J.). The contesting teams are two of New Jersey’s better teams, Summit (N.J.) and Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.).

One of the other of these two schools have made the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final the last four years, most memorably in 2015, when the two rivals met each other for the trophy.

Summit is led by junior Katie Carnevale, who has 45 goals this season. Oak Knoll is led by Annabelle Zebrowski, who has 42 goals thus far.

Hope you can go and see these great athletes play the game they love today.