Wednesday, April 3, 2013

GIRLS LACROSSE: Springfield survives against Upper Merion

When Upper Merion hosted Springfield in girls’ lacrosse Tuesday afternoon, both teams had to deal with chilly weather and a cold steady wind. The visiting Spartans also had to deal with a hailstorm.

Actually, it was a “Hale Storm” -- a flurry of goals by Upper Merion’s Haley O’Malley. The speedy freshman, who is nicknamed “Halestorm” by her teammates, scored Upper Merion’s final two goals of the first half. In the last 10 minutes of the game, she scored twice in just over one minute to initiate a serious comeback by the Vikings.

Unfortunately for the home team, the Spartans were able to weather the storm.

After watching its six-goal lead with 15:26 left shrink to a two-goal advantage with 5 minutes remaining, Springfield went into a possession game and held on for a hard-fought 13-11 Suburban One American Conference win.

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