By Pat White
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/5/13
LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Carly Demato scored off a Caroline Shinske feed with 1:16 left in the first overtime period today as Shawnee defeated Summit, 13-12, in a thrilling New Jersey Tournament of Champions semifinal at Monmouth University.
Shawnee’s Shannon Nugent was a standout with five goals, including the game-tying tally from Demato with 1:57 to play. Nugent also had given her team a short-lived 11-10 lead with 6:40 to play after the Renegades had killed off a two-minute man-down situation.
After that goal, Summit (18-5) freshman Sara Syznal (four goals) tied it with 3:40 to play and Stephanie Ford scored off a Shawnee turnover with 2:24 left in regulation.
After Demato’s game-winner, Summit committed a penalty off a botched free position and the renegades were a man up for most of the second 3-minute overtime period.
“After it happened I thought, ‘Dear God, I hope that’s it,'” said Demato about the game-winning goal. “When they got that penalty I thought if we just got the draw we’d have it.”
Added Nugent: “Literally, I was the best feeling we ever had. It was a beautiful play and a great pass by Shinske.
“Our thoughts (on overtime) were basically, ‘It’s 0-0 and we only have six minutes to go so we need to go as hard as we can and leave it all on the field.’”
Erin Smith added three goals for Shawnee while Shinske and Demato each had two goals and three assists. Lily Argyle had nine saves.
Kady Glynn was strong for Summit (Group 2 champion) in goal with 12 saves and Stuart Humphrey had four goals.
Nugent is excited to get the chance to play Moorestown – which toppled Shawnee 8-4 in their meeting a month ago – in the state finals. She noted that she and others from Shawnee play club lacrosse with many of the Moorestown players.
“It’s such a great rivalry between both of us,” she said. “We saw them early in the season and we are so excited to get the chance to play them again.”
“We want Moorestown,” added Demato. “We want the rematch. This is what we worked for. When we lost to them we knew this (state finals) was the only way we were going to get them again.
“I am great friends with some of them and I am going to their graduation party. I have been playing with them for five years. But when we step on the field we are Shawnee and they are Moorestown.”
Shawnee 13, Summit 12, OT
Summit 6 6 0 0 – 12
Shawnee 7 5 1 0 – 13
Shannon Nugent 5 goals
Erin Smith 3 goals
Caroline Shinske 2 goals, 3 assists
Carly Demato 2 goals, 3 assists
Caroline Farley 1 goal
Lily Argyle 9 saves
Stuart Humphrey 4 goals
Sara Syznal 4 goals
Maddie Gramigna 2 goals, 1 assist
Stephanie Ford 1 goal
Meagan Celmer 1 goal
Devin Lawler 1 assist
Kady Glynn 12 saves
Moorestown 12, Oak Knoll 5
LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Marie McCool had four goals and an assist and Jess Dadino scored twice as the Quakers (24-0) advanced to the title game.
Moorestown, ranked No. 3 by TopLaxRecruits.com, is the defending T of C champion. The Quakers, the Group 3 champs, improved to 24-0 and have won 50 straight games; one of those victories was an 8-4 triumph over Shawnee a month ago.
Moorestown led, 7-3, at halftime, and stretched the lead to 9-3 on goals by Dadino and Kierstyn Voiro (one goals, two assists) as the Group 1 champion Royals (17-6) never got closer than five goals as goalie Shannon Keeler (11 saves) was strong in goal.
Margaret Nissen added a goal and two assists for the Quakers.
Moorestown 12, Oak Knoll 5
Moorestown 7 5–12
Oak Knoll 3 2 –5
Marie McCool 4 goals, 1 assist
Jessica Dadino 2 goals
Margaret Nissen 1 goal, 2 assists
Frankie Angeleri 1 goal
Kierstyn Voiro 1 goal, 2 assists
Alecia Geiter 1 goal
Mary Flick 1 goal
Melanie Becker 1 goal
Shannon Keeler 11 saves
Kiwi Comizio 1 goal
Morgan Ryan 1 goal
Hayley Shaffer 1 goal
Claire Cagnasola 1 goal, 1 assist
Allison Sayia 1 goal
Ryan McCarthy 6 saves