Pallotti edges Beth Tfiloh in girls lacrosse

A month didn't make a difference. Pallotti followed a two-goal win over Beth Tfiloh on March 21 by beating the visiting Warriors, 12-11, in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference game Thursday at Fairland Regional Park in Laurel.

Senior attacker Carissa Hill totaled five goals and four assists for the Panthers. Ashley Wilkinson added three goals, Hannah Antonelli chipped in two goals and goalie Alexis Thorne made 14 saves.

Wilkinson, Chanel Sparks and Antonelli combined to win seven of 11 draws in the second half to help the Panthers prevail. 

Sara Beth Adler led Beth Tfiloh with four goals and Hannah Cohn and Aly Chason each scored twice.

Neither team led by more than a goal until Wilkinson beat goalie Aleah Disney (11 saves) on a low shot to make it 6-4 with 1:59 remaining in the first half.

After Beth Tfiloh's Samantha Bernstein's goal three minutes into the second half tied it at 7-7, Pallotti really got going.

The Panthers scored five out the next six goals over the next 6:20 to take a 12-8 advantage. Five different players scored during that span.

But some sloppy play by Pallotti (9-4 overall, 8-2) allowed the Warriors to narrow the gap and almost force overtime.

"We had five turnovers in a row on the offensive end and that's how they got back into the game," Pallotti coach Paul Billingsley said. "It was a nice comeback by them."

Adler capped that stretch of three unanswered goals by firing a shot past Thorne with 3:08 remaining.

The Warriors had three more shots — Lauren Eisen's went over the goal and Thorne stopped attempts by both Noa Cardin and Adler.

The Panthers stalled for the last 1:20.

"At the end, we just couldn't get possession," Beth Tfiloh coach Abby Schaffnit said. "They just ran the clock out and we couldn't get the ball back."




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