Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team falls short this season
By Marty Stewart
Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The quest for the WPIAL Division 1 championship ended for the Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team with a 16-14 loss to Peters Township on Thursday night.
It was the second consecutive title for Peters Township.
Earlier in the week, SSA earned the trip to the title game with a 9-7 semifinal win over Mt. Lebanon.
“It was an exciting week and, so far, an exciting year for the team,” coach Emily Schaknowski said. “It was a hard-fought win over Mt. Lebanon. We led by 3-0 at one point but were trailing by 6-5 at the half.”
The Indians scored the first four goals of the second half to take control of the game, which was called with eight minutes left because of lightning.
“This wasn't a very satisfying way to end the game but the rule states that if 80-percent of the game is complete and lightning continues, the game is considered complete.”
K.K. Jaffe and Charlotte Redican had three goals, Felicia Tissenbaum had two and Tori Winter had one.
The lightning struck again on Thursday in the title game but it occurred before the start.
The game was delayed for an hour and after the teams traded goals early on, Peters Township used its own brand of lightning as its scored eight consecutive goals to take a 13-6 lead.
SSA scored the last three goals of the half to make it 13-9 at the break.
“During the eight goal run, Peters Township was taking control of almost every draw and scored off of many fast break opportunities, Schaknowski said.
“In the second half, we began to dominate the draws and went on our own run to close the gap to 14-13 with five minutes left in the game.”
The run was sparked by Stanford-bound Felicia Tissenbaum, who scored six goals. She scored three goals in a five-minute span to put the Indians in striking range. Redican scored three goals, Jaffe had two as did Lia Winter and Tori Winter also scored.
Shady Side Academy fell to 16-2 with both losses coming against Peters Township. The Indians qualified for the PIAA championships starting next week.
“This week was a busy week for our girls and we look forward to competing in the PIAA state championship tournament,” Schaknowski said. “If we win and Peters wins in the first round, we get a chance for a rematch.”
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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