Moorestown 9 - Lawrenceville Prep 7 (Reg Season)
Details of Game #17: May 12, 2017
Moorestown defeated undefeated (18-0) Lawrenceville, who was also nationally ranked by a 9-7 score at home.
The story of the game comes down to several things. Lawrenceville is a very talented and experienced team, athletic with great lacrosse skills. Moorestown dominated draw control but forced too many passes and made countless bad decisions resulting in at least 11 turnovers. The Quaker defense was outstanding, making up for the lack of offensive continuity.
Quinn Nicolai willed the team to win by making plays when others were not. Aside from her five goals, she also had five draw controls, one more than Kayla Frank. The defense of Dadino, Wright, Dalmass and Lawler were exceptional keeping the Quakers in the game when their offense kept letting them down.
Moorestown moves on to the NJ State playoffs as the # 1 seed in SJ Group 3 and the # 4 overall seed in NJ.
We also learned that Moorestown can stall the ball for very long periods of time as they have done several times this year. Moorestown has got to clean up its offense if they expect to make a long run into the NJ TOC playoffs this year. Moorestown moves on to the NJ State playoffs as the # 1 seed in SJ Group 3 and the # 4 overall seed in NJ.
The Quakers get a first round bye on Monday.