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Michigan girls help Maryland claim Middle School Academy crown at Brine @NLCLacrosse

Saturday, 5th July 2014

Categories Brine NLC, Girl's/Women's, High school  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 7/5/14

Isabelle Scane figured she must have been dreaming when they told her that she and another Michigan 2018 player would be placed on the Maryland Middle School Academy team in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic.

Maryland wins Middle School Academy title

Maryland wins Middle School Academy title

Scane (rising freshman at Cranbrook High) scored three goals Thursday and along with fellow Wolverine Kelleigh Keating (Academy of Sacred Heart) were welcome contributors to Maryland’s 11-2 victory over Long Island in the title game at the Maryland Soccerplex.

“We tried out for the Michigan High School team and made it but they wanted us to be in the (Middle School Academy) so they placed us on the Maryland team,” said Scane. “The (Maryland) girls are so nice and obviously they are amazing players. We had a lot of fun.”

Long Island had beaten Maryland, 9-7, in a non-pool game earlier in the 3-day tournament. But in the finals, Maryland dominated the draws and outscored Long Island, 7-0, in the second half as goalie Anastasia Dipeso (C. Milton Wright) stopped all seven of her chances. Erin Demek (Pacapsco Middle School) added two goals for Maryland.

Maryland's Michigan connection of Isabelle Scane (left), Kelleigh Keating

Maryland’s Michigan connection of Isabelle Scane (left), Kelleigh Keating

“It’s kind of amazing how so many girls from different ends of the state and different states can come together as a team,” Scane said. “It’s amazing how well we all cooperated with each other. They took us in.”

Scane said she has plenty to take back to Michigan as she begins her high school career.

“I learned how girls here play, it’s kind of different than Michigan,” she said. “Their stick skills are amazing and you have to cooperate with your team if want to get to the next level.”

Keating, Georgia Esmond (Glenwood Middle School), Sydney Foster (Bullis School), Eliza Melia (Calvert Middle School), Caroline Blandford (Stevensville Middle school) andceliadean Arthur (Maryvale Prep) each scored once. Taylor Suplee (Bullis) was the other goalie.

For Long Island, 2020 Emma Ward (Babylon) and 2019 Madison Ahern (Cohasset) scored once apiece.


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