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Upper Perk Lacrosse Snaps Losing Streak with Win Over Emmaus
Written by Bradley Schlegel Correspondent
2015-04-22

Upper Perk's Morgan Rynn takes a shot at goal in Monday's game against Emmaus. Rynn score four goals.

        A four-game winning streak could not keep the Upper Perkiomen lacrosse team down Monday. The players are determined to reach the Pioneer Athletic Conference playoffs, according to Aubrey Wilcox.  "We are feeling motivated," she said.

        The Indians showed enthusiasm in an 11-4 non-league victory over visiting Emmaus. Morgan Rynn and Wilcox each scored a team-high four goals. Rynn added three assists. 

        "We were looking to bounce back," said Sam Dingler, a senior.

        Alyssa Long finished with two goals for Upper Perkiomen, which scored the initial four goals and led 6-1 at halftime. Michaela Swenk and Liz Fox each posted one goal, while Regan McComb recorded 10 saves. 

        "This was a great win," Wilcox said.

Head coach Susan Flack called Dingler and Jenna Wismer solid defensive performers in the victory.  The coach said she expects Upper Perkiomen to be competitive against other teams in the Frontier Division, which includes the Pottstown, Pope John Paul II, Pottsgrove and Phoenixville.

        According to Flack, finishing at least second in the division, and returning to the PAC-10 playoffs is within the Indians' reach. 

        "I'd like another shot at Phoenixville," said the coach, whose team currently holds second place in the standings behind the Phantoms.

        Flack said the Indians (5-7 overall) displayed the aggression and confidence Monday they lacked in consecutive losses to Spring-Ford, Methacton, Pennridge and Boyertown.  "We started fast," Flack said. "And the girls played super aggressively. We got every ground ball."

        The coach said her players seemed positive and excited during pregame warmups.  "They played that way during the game," Flack said.

        The return of Vogel and Kathryn Lehman from injury helped buoy Upper Perkiomen's youthful offensive attack, according to Wilcox.  "They were a great help with our passing," said Dingler, a senior.

        The Indians' losing streak started with a 7-4 loss to visiting Spring Ford on April 10 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Wilcox and Morgan Rynn each finished with goal and an assist for the Tribe, which managed just one second-half goal. McComb recorded 10 saves.

        On April 13, they were were dominated by Methacton. The host Warriors took an 11-1 halftime lead, and cruised to a 16-4 victory.

        Wilcox scored twice, while Rynn and Liz Fox each scored once for Upper Perkiomen. Marielle Kuhns scored six saves.

        Two days later, in a 15-5 loss to Boyertown, Rynn finished with four goals and Regan McComb stopped 10 shots for the host Indians, who trailed 10-2 at halftime.

        "We seem to struggle against bigger schools," said Flack, whose team was scheduled to take on Pottstown on Thursday. "Boyertown dominated the game the way we did (Monday)."


 

 

 

 

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