Unionville pulled off a 10-8 upset of District 1 champion Springfield (Delaware County) last night in the quarterfinals of the PIAA state girls' lacrosse tournament at West Chester East.
The Indians (21-3) finished fifth in last week's District 1 tournament and lost to Springfield, 17-13, on May 1, but rebounded behind a balanced offense and a dozen saves from goalie Melissa Lloyd.
Erica Midiri scored three goals, Julie Moran had two goals and two assists, and Lindsey Smith and Lisa Riondet added two goals each for the Indians. Springfield's Sam Tulskie scored three goals.
In the first game of the doubleheader at West Chester East, four goals each by Courtney Campbell and Sam Ellis steered Radnor to a 14-7 victory over neighborhood rival Archbishop Carroll.
The Red Raiders (23-1) advanced to the state semifinals on Tuesday as Allie Martin and Kelyn Freedman added two goals apiece, and the defense allowed only Hannah Schmitt (three goals) to get loose for more than one goal for Carroll (15-6).
Strath Haven will be Unionville's semifinal opponent after the Panthers (20-4) overwhelmed Hempfield, 23-7, at Exeter. A highlight of the win was Kelly Ruffini's 100th career goal.
Ruffini scored three goals, Ana White scored five goals and assisted on two, Emily Garrity recorded four goals and seven assists, and Annalise Penikis chipped in with four goals and two assists.
Springfield (Delaware County), which allowed one goal in its first-round win over Hempfield, added another solid defensive performance in the PIAA state quarterfinals with a 7-4 win over Carlisle at Penn Manor.
The Cougars (19-7) will face Central League rival Conestoga in a semifinal at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.