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S. Jersey Girls | Seneca's Donahue blasts past 200-goal mark

Seneca's Kirsten Donahue is the newest member of the 200-career goal club. The junior netted seven goals as the Golden Eagles soared to a 16-2 nonleague victory over Millville in girls' lacrosse action.


's Kirsten Donahue is the newest member of the 200-career goal club.

The junior netted seven goals as the Golden Eagles soared to a 16-2 nonleague victory over Millville in girls' lacrosse action.

Donahue raised her career total to 205, become the first player in Seneca history to achieve the milestone. She is the 13th player from South Jersey and the 17th in the state to reach 200-goal mark. Collingswood's Lisa Hagan (2000) holds the state's all-time scoring mark with 334 goals.

Megan Doolittle and Vickie Bruner had two goals apiece for Seneca.

Freshman Coby Briglia registered two goals and three assists as Mainland clinched its first-ever playoff berth with a 21-4 home rout over Our Lady of Mercy. Jen Bradway contributed a hat trick and two assists for the Mustangs, which began their lacrosse program three years ago.


Keara Ahern roped a two-run double and Alyssa Krajewski added a RBI double as


rattled off five unanswered runs to beat visiting

Haddon Township

, 5-3, in a Colonial Conference game.

The victory enabled the Green Wave to get back into the conference title race. Sterling is 13-2 in the Colonial while Haddon Township fell to 14-3 and Audubon improved to 13-4. After a shaky start, winning pitcher Lauren Beckas finished with five shutout frames.

Sterling, the defending champion, moved into sole possession of first place with a 15-0 rout over host Gateway.

Burlington County. Melissa Mehrer struck out 18 en route to a one-hit shutout - her 12th of the spring - as Florence blanked host Riverside, 9-0. Kristin Garganio and Chelsea Kehr electrified the Flashes as each hit a two-run homer. Mehrer improved to 13-0 for the Flashes.

Jackie Erickson, Rebecca Ereusch and Michelle Battistini each stroked RBI singled in the fourth inning as Burlington City rallied for a 4-3 upset win over visiting Maple Shade.

Michelle Reed and Sam Garofalo collected two hits and two RBIs apiece to highlight Northern Burlington's 11-0 home win over Westampton Tech. The victory clinched at least a share of the Liberty Division title for the Greyhounds.

Abbey Houston scattered six singles and struck out 10 as New Egypt knocked off host Palmyra, 4-2.

Olympic. Chelsea Palumbo connected for a three-run homer and Jamie Miles went 4 for 4 with two RBIs as Seneca registered an 8-0 win at Shawnee. Susan Jackman fired a six-hitter with five strikeouts. Crystal Perlman also went 4 for 4 for the Golden Eagles.

Cape-Atlantic. Frances Schaefer had three hits and four runs scored and Megan Magee twirled a two-hit shutout as Holy Spirit blanked visiting Wildwood Catholic, 9-0.

Maria Goeller doubled and scored twice and Amanda McCloskey added two hits and two stolen bases during Buena's 11-1 triumph over visiting Our Lady of Mercy. It was the 399th career victory for Chiefs coach Pam Pickett.

Samantha DiPompo went 4 for 4 with four runs scored and two RBIs as St. Joseph chalked up a 10-0 victory at Sacred Heart. Nicole Pagano yielded two singles and fanned 11 over five innings of work. Gina DeAnnuntis added three hits for the top-ranked Wildcats, who improved to 21-2.

Ashley Landi collected four hits, three RBIs and two runs scored to highlight Vineland's 12-0 win over visiting Lower Cape May. Samantha Capriotti chipped in three hits and two RBIs for the Fighting Clan, who had 14 hits in their 15th win.

Tri-County. Randi Cifelli homered and Amanda Branco scattered five hits to pick up the victory as Highland registered a 7-2 decision at Cumberland.

Nonleague. Jenn Metzger recorded 15 outs, including 13 by strikeout, en route to a two-hitter as visiting Overbrook pinned an 11-1 loss on rival Winslow Township. Metzger has rang up 27 strikeouts in her last two starts. Ashley Certo doubled twice and had three of Overbrook's 11 hits.

Shannon Corrardo stole home in the fifth inning for the decisive run in Gloucester Catholic's 2-1 win at West Deptford. Winning pitcher Brittany Carosia struck out seven and wiggled out of a first-and-third jam in the bottom of the seventh. Megan Rieger had a RBI single for West Deptford.

Despite being held to just two hits, Cinnaminson mustered enough offense to earn a 6-2 win at Haddon Heights. Jamie Gasko struck out 12 and walked one en route to the victory.