Cocalico girls battle Comets in rematch

By on May 11, 2011

The Cocalico girls will have the opportunity to avenge one of their two losses on the season Wednesday night at Warwick as the Lady Eagles are set to battle Penn Manor in the opening round of the L-L League girls’ lacrosse playoffs. The CHS girls (15-2), who this past week wrapped up another Section Two title, will take on the Comets (14-2) in the nightcap at Warwick, beginning at 7:30 p.m. In Wednesday s first game at 5:30 p.m., Section One champ Manheim Township (17-0) is set to battle Lampeter-Strasburg (10-4). Cocalico and Penn Manor met April 29 with the Comets using a late 3-0 run to open up a tight 11-9 lead late and hang on for a 14-11 victory. It was the first of two losses the Lady Eagles suffered within a week as Cocalico dropped a 23-7 decision to Township Friday afternoon. The winners of both games Wednesday will meet in the championship game played immediately following the boys final at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Warwick. This past week in the 23-7 loss to the Blue Streaks, Township out-scored Cocalico 15-3 in the second half to break open an 8-4 half-time advantage. Avery Longstaff, Kari Longstaff and Katelyn Costanza led Cocalico with two goals each. Mackenna Donahue added the other CHS goal while Kari Longstaff added a pair of assists for Cocalico, which was out-shot 35-16. Cocalico did get back on the winning track Monday afternoon in a non-league contest at home vs. Conrad Weiser. The Lady Eagles led 11-2 at the half before coasting in with a 16-2 victory. Kari Longstaff and Avery Longstaff each scored four times to pace Cocalico in the win. Brooke North, Kayli Lescoe, Cortney Gensemer, Haley Mitchell, Megan Glover, Jenna Wolverton, Julia Stauffer, and Donahue also got on the scoreboard for the winners, who out-shot Weiser by as 20-8 clip. In addition to league playoffs, the Lady Eagles have also qualified for District Three play, which gets underway Tuesday, May 17. As of this writing, Cocalico is seeded seventh and if it stays in the top eight the Lady Eagles will host their first-round game. More GIRLS LAX, page B-2

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