Wyomissing loses to York Catholic in District 3 Class 2A girls lacrosse quarterfinal
May 25—Wyomissing allowed the game's first five goals and couldn't complete the comeback in falling 8-7 to York Catholic in a District 3 Class 2A girls lacrosse quarterfinal game Thursday at Wyomissing.
The sixth-seeded Fighting Irish (15-4) led 5-0 on the way to a 6-3 halftime advantage. Katie Bullen scored three times in the first half for York Catholic and finished with four goals.
"It really just wasn't one thing," Wyomissing coach Keith Reidinger said of York Catholic jumping ahead. "I think there were some unlucky bounces. We weren't winning the draw. Can't win the draw, it makes it tough. We played a lot of defense. I think there were a couple of bounces that didn't necessarily go our way and they capitalized. We did make some adjustments after that.
"The girls battled back and played great but they were minor tweaks. Our staff did a great job. I think, again, they had a couple of bounces."
York Catholic scored the first two goals of the second half to extend its lead to 8-3 with 18:01 left.
Third-seeded Wyomissing (18-3) showed fight, scoring the game's final four goals, the last by Kacey Maggs with 2:33 left.
"Most of these girls have multiple county championships and in other sports so they know how to play hard and dig deep," Reidinger said. "A good group of girls. We had two starters go down with knee injuries throughout the season, but it was the next-man-up mentality. Everyone gave it their all and it's a shame it ended this way."
Maggs finished with three goals, Audrey Hurleman had two goals, Mackey Lentz a goal and two assists, and Abby Zechman a goal and an assist for the Spartans.
It was the end of a spectacular season for Wyomissing, which went just 4-7 two seasons ago before improving to 13-7 and qualifying for districts last year.
This season, the Spartans earned the top seed in the county playoffs and finished as the runner-up to Twin Valley, which will face York Catholic in the semifinals Tuesday at York.
"I told them that there's nothing I could tell them at this moment that could make that feeling go away," Reidinger said. "All good teams have to kind of go through this and what they did they should be proud of. We came together at the end and gave a great big hug, just you know, 'I love you, girls. Feel good and feel proud of what you did.' We only have two graduating seniors, so I expect this bunch to be back and hungry next year."