Polytech Panthers defeat Sussex Ravens in girls' lacrosse 11-9

Biggest win in program history for Polytech
Polytech's Maddie Ellenberger moves through the midfield closely guarded by Maxine Joseph. BY DAVE FREDERICK
May 18, 2013

Coach Lynn Richardson patted her friend coach Kathleen Fluharty on the back after an intense back-and forth lacrosse game at Polytech between two once-beaten teams that went to the Panthers 11-9.

"We have athletic players with a lot a heart; not sure how good they are as lacrosse players, but we're getting there," Richardson said with a smile.

"Its the first time we've even beaten Sussex Tech, and it was mainly because of defense," Richardson said. "I think if we win at Red Lion on Wednesday, we should get a home game in the first round of the tournament. A loss would have sent us to Cape."

A sidebar to this game was that Sussex Tech agreed to move its Monday game versus Polytech to Tuesday even though the Ravens would close the regular season at Cape Wednesday, May 15.  They did this to accommodate a rescheduled May 11 Polytech versus Charter rainout moved to Monday.  Clear enough, except after the rearranging was done, too many AP test takers on Charter's team vacated the Monday makeup.

Senior Addie Stang with two and Jorden Dennis scored the final three goals of the game for the Panthers.

Polytech senior Jenna Hayes scored the first four goals of the game for the Panthers, the final one the 100th of her career.

Goalie Taylor "Bubba" Lyon had 12 saves.

Sussex Tech goals were scored by Kellen Cannon 5, Dorian Zimmerman 2, Kirstin Lockwood and Madeline Ellenberger. Taschiana Gibbs had 11 saves for the Ravens.

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