By Nelson Coffin and Katherine Dunn
7:17 PM EDT, May 11, 2013
Junior midfielder Sara Lessans scored six goals and added an assist to lead Park past Friends, 15-12, in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference championship game Saturday at Gerstell Academy in Finksburg.
Senior midfielder Rachel Hettelman chipped in with four goals and an assist for the top-seeded Bruins (13-2), who earned a conference-best fifth title for coach Robin Cardin Lowe. Sophomore midfielders Sabina Diaz-Rimal (three goals) and Natalie Rudin (two) also scored for Park.
Friends was paced by junior midfielder Abby Corkum and sophomore midfielder Rachel Kehoe who scored five goals each for the Quakers (11-4).
The A Conference championship between No. 1 McDonogh (21-0) and No. 4 St. Paul’s (13-4) was postponed because storms delayed the earlier B Conference final for too long and Gerstell Academy does not have lights.
The Eagles will go for their fifth straight championship and their 91st straight win Monday at Notre Dame Prep at a time yet to be determined. The Gators are looking for their first title since 2006.
Indian Creek won its first IAAM title with a 9-6 victory over defending champion Chapelgate. Abbi O’Neal led the Eagles (18-4) with four goals while Margot White added two and goalie Delaney Kerns made 12 saves. Emma Rufalo scored five goals for Chapelgate (12-5).
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