BALTIMORE — Goalie Logan McNaney needed less than a half Saturday to set the record for most saves in an Under Armour All-American lacrosse game and the North team erased a five-goal deficit with a record 12 goals in the third quarter to top the South, 24-22.
The South pulled away late in the first half with a 6-0 run and went into halftime with a 12-8 lead, but the North came back with four unanswered goals in the third and pulled ahead with two netters in 21 seconds.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the game was tied, 20-20, but the North pulled off five straight faceoff wins in the fourth to pull away for good.
With 2:45 left in the opening half, McNaney snagged his 15th save, breaking Tommy Heidt’s record of 14, set in 2014. McNaney finished the day with 16 and was named game MVP. JJ Sillstrop (Denver) and Canyon Birch (Penn Stae) led the North with four goals each.
Virginia’s five incoming freshmen in the game combined for seven goals and one assist. Former St. Anne’s-Belfield star Connor Shellenberger tied Jake Taylor (Notre Dame) and BJ Burlace (Yale) for the South team lead with three goals. Shellenberger also added an assist.
Incoming UVa midfielder Peter Garno added two goals, while fellow Virginia commits Gavin Tygh and Scott Bower added one each. Former STAB standout Emmett Barger (Notre Dame) finished with three assists for the South team.
Goalie helper propels North girls
BALTIMORE — It’s not often that a goalie records an assist, much less than one that leads to a game-winning goal, but that’s how the third-straight Under Armour girls All-American game to go into overtime ended Saturday at Johns Hopkins University.
Her left knee still heavily wrapped underneath a clunky brace — evidence of the injury that cut her senior season short — North goalie Delaney Sweitzer (USC) snagged a save less than two minutes into overtime and casually walked the ball to midfield, scanning the offensive formation unfolding in front of the South goal.
Sweitzer found teammate Livi Lawton (North Carolina) in stride as she cut to the cage, and her first goal of the day lifted the North to a 14-13 victory.
The South came out on top of overtime decisions the past two years.
A pair of Notre Dame commits led the North. Madison Ahern finished with three goals and Kasey Choma chipped in with two. Erin Coykendall (Northwestern) and Kari Buonanno (Princeton) also added two.
Yale’s Brianna Carrasquillo led the South with four goals, while Hanna Leubecker — one of six Maryland commits in the game — added three. Her final goal gave the South a 13-12 lead with 1:50 to play.
The South led the majority of the game, including 9-7 at halftime, but with a little more than 13 minutes left in regulation, the North took its first lead of the game on a goal by Ahern.
Virginia commit Kiki Shaw took six draw controls for the South team on Saturday and was credited with one win.