Tayler Warehime and Jillian Wilson chat with the Times after the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on Saturday.
For the second year in a row, the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic girls game needed overtime to determine a victor.
McDonogh standout Maddie Jenner (Duke) won her fifth draw of the game to begin overtime. Jenner tossed a pass to Erin Bakes (USC) in the midfield, Bakes carried it down and fired her shot past Team North goalie Madison Doucette (Northwestern) to give Team South the 10-9 victory Saturday at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Field.
Jillian Wilson (Loyola) and Tayler Warehime (North Carolina) represented Carroll County in fine fashion as they helped the South secure its win. Wilson scored twice, her first goal coming a little over five minutes into the game to give the South a 2-0 lead.
She received stick taps from her teammates when she came off the field.
“It was obviously really exciting,” Wilson said. “It kind of happened so fast, literally we were just talking about it over there. We were saying how it’s over already, it’s crazy and we’ve been looking forward to this forever but it felt so good and I felt amazing after I scored, I got so excited, but I was just in the right place at the right time.”
Wilson and Warehime, both midfielders, capped off their senior high school seasons with success. Warehime, the Times Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year, split her high school career between North Carroll and Man Valley. She led the county with 76 goals and 95 points this season and finished her career with 226 goals, good for eighth best in Carroll County public school history.
Wilson paced the Falcons with with 52 goals and notched 18 assists, finishing her Gerstell career with 273 goals — the third highest number in the history of county girls lacrosse.
Team South scored the first five goals of the game before Team North’s Isabelle Scane (Boston College) trimmed the deficit to 5-1 with 9:23 left to play. Stony Brook commit Shonly Wallace scored her second goal of the game to spark a four-goal run for Team North early in the second half.
Two South shots hit off the goal posts late in the half and the girls were up 8-7. Caitlyn Mossman (Boston College) feigned pressure to find the back of the net for Team North and teammates Meaghan Tyrell (Syracuse) answered again to tie the teams, 9-9, with 58 seconds on the clock.
Bakes’ overtime goal sent the Team South sideline into a frenzy as the girls swarmed the field to celebrate.
“I definitely think [Friday] during practice, our team chemistry picked up so fast and it really showed in today’s game,” Warehime said. “Also, just playing with heart and you could really see that on the field.”
Wilson said it was a “huge benefit” to have the familiarity of at least seven Sky Walkers club teammates on the South’s side. She also credited South goalies Rachel Hall (Oregon) and Julia Cooper (Stanford) in taking control on the defensive end.
Hall allowed just two goals in the first half, setting a new Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic record. The previous record for fewest goals allowed in a half was three. She made six saves overall and Cooper made three in the second half.
Warehime and Wilson felt honored to share the field together in their last high school lacrosse game.
“It’s a big honor of both of us, just all of the gear, meeting new girls and playing in this game, you get better,” Warehime said. “This atmosphere is just great to be around. Going into college, you know what you’re going to be going against and I just think this class is really, really good.”