Shaler girls lacrosse team beats Vincentian
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It's odd to have a regular-season game finish in a lopsided fashion yet be beneficial to both squads.
When Shaler and Vincentian met in girls lacrosse, the game pitted a WPIAL title contender in Shaler against a fledgling team from Vincentian.
Shaler coach Jen Perestock got her starters some work versus the Vincentian starters then was able to get a good look at her reserves.
On the other hand, new Vincentian coach Mike Palladini got a chance to work on some things he wanted to against arguably one of the best teams in the WPIAL.
Shaler won, 18-4, thanks to a big effort from stars Courtney Ambrozic and Nellie Phillips. Ambrosic netted seven goals and Phillips four. Also chipping in for Shaler were Alyssa Ball and Kasey Regal with a goal each. Shannon Lynch and McKenna Ash scored two apiece.
For Vincentian, Mary Stack had an early goal, and Shannon Masterson, Izzy Viducic and Maria Coppolla each scored.
“We are a small school with two seniors and almost the rest of the team freshmen,” Palladini said. “But you have to risk it to get the biscuit … The kids are having fun, and they keep going.
“What has impressed me the most is how they have come together as a team and share the ball. There are no ball hogs.”
Palladini said this is a rebuilding year, and each goal and little success is building for the future.
“We are going to keep doing what we do,” he said.
Perestock plans to keep doing what she is doing as well; the Lady Titans have grown during the past couple of years and are primed for a championship run.
“We ran through the majority of our plays in this game and got up early,” Perestock said. “We worked on the fast break today, and it was great to see a spark out of the JV kids.”
With Ambrosic and Phillips spearheading the attack, Perestock got to rest her starters and injured players while getting a glimpse of the future.
“Courtney and Nellie are good working back and fourth,” Perestock said. “Courtney is great down low, and Nellie is so fast off the draw. They just work so well together.”
Perestock is happy the team has come together as the stretch run is set to begin.
“The best thing is the camaraderie and how the girls all get along,” Perestock said. “We have had a lot of injuries, but our backups are strong and we are starting to mesh well as a unit and it has definitely showed.”
Jerry Clark is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-779-6979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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