LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 7/27/12
From US Lacrosse Release
Sky Walkers 2015 Blue (Md.) defeated the Long Island Yellow Jackets Team 2, 14-6, Thursday to claim the 2012 US Lacrosse Girls’ U15 National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Elizabeth George had five goals and three assists and Miranda Ibello added three goals and three assists to spark the eighth-seeded Sky Walkers over the third-seeded Yellow Jackets Team 2 (N.Y.) in the gold-medal game.
Bronze Medal Game
The fourth-seeded Long Island Top Guns rallied from a five-goal halftime deficit to beat the second-seeded Long Island Liberty, 13-12. Samantha Apuzzo led the Top Guns with three goals, Nicole Levy added two goals and two assists and Lauren Daly made 9 saves Lindsey Ronbeck and Sarah Phillips each had four goals for Liberty and Virginia Gibbons made seven saves.
In one semifinal Allie Little scored on a drive to the middle with 22.3 seconds left to give the Sky Walkers a 9-8 win over the Top Guns.
On the game winner by Little, Top Guns’ Erin MacDevitt forced a ground ball while guarding Ibello. Little picked it up on the left wing, attacked the middle and beat an otherwise-stellar Lauren Daly, who finished with 11 saves and earned all-tournament honors. Klages paced the Sky Walkers with three goals and an assist, while Apuzzo, who netted the game-winner in that pool-play game, had four goals for the Top Guns.
In the other semifinal, Taryn Ohlmiller had three goals and an assist for Yellow Jackets Team 2 and Taylor Mitchell had two goals in a 6-5 win over Liberty. Sarah Phillips had three goals for Liberty. For the Yellow Jackets Team 2, Fiona Geier made five saves with three goals allowed and Anna Tesoriero made four saves with two goals allowed.
Lacrosse Magazine All-Tournament Team
Grace Richards, Attack, Top of the Bay
Taryn Ohlmiller, Attack, Yellow Jackets Team 2
Sarah Phillips, Attack, Long Island Liberty
Nikki Ortega, Midfield, Yellow Jackets Team 1
Samantha Apuzzo, Midfield, Long Island Top Guns
Kara Klages, Midfield, Sky Walkers 2015 Blue
Miranda Ibello, Midfield, Sky Walkers 2015 Blue
Elizabeth George, Midfield, Sky Walkers 2015 Blue
Mackenzie Burns, Midfield, Yellow Jackets Team 2
Andie Aldave, Defense, Sky Walkers 2015 Blue
Julia Braig, Defense, Sky Walkers 2015 Blue
Lauren Daly, Goalie, Long Island Top Guns