Moorestown 7 - Summit 6 (Playoffs)
Details of Game #23: Jun 02, 2018
Moorestown and Summit collided for the Group 3 NJ title and the Quakers came out on top 7-6 with a relentless defensive effort all over the field. The Quakers now move on to the TOC semis versus Haddonfield.
Relentless describes the game played by the Moorestown girls as they willed themselves a victory over nemesis Summit. Sloppy is another word to describe their play as they won in spite of 14 turnovers committed. Some was due to the heat and exhaustion but some was also due to poor decisions and the effort by the Hilltoppers who also wanted to win.
Kayla Frank and Logan Lillie had incredible games to help their teammates get to the TOC, but their were so many other girls who had a hand in the celebration and Moorestown's 23rd state title, the most in NJ lax history. Frank led the offensive assalt with three goals but it was her ground balls and legal checks that inspired the Quaker team. Lillie had eight major saves and several deflections or off angle shots due to her positioning and anticipation. Rylee Brown was key in bringing the ball up the field in stressful transitions while Delaney Lawler was her usual defensive stawart. Robin Panzarella had two goals and two assists followed by Kacey Knobloch and Ashley Nutt with a goal apiece. It was Nutt who had one the plays of the game with an interception while on defense, something she had not played all season.
The last five minutes were played at a frenetic pace with action going back and forth. It was a shame someone had to lose as both teams played with intensity and urgency with each possession.
Moorestown had 21 shots on goal and Summit won the draw control 9-6.
The Quakers now move to the TOC semis against # 4 seed Haddonfield at 7pm at Middletown North HS.