Girl’s Lacrosse Falls to Delran Under the Lights

Girl’s Lacrosse Falls to Delran Under the Lights


On a night that was all about the seniors, the girl’s lacrosse team hosted BCSL rival Delran in a much-anticipated rematch. Cinnaminson won the first meeting 12-10, but dropped this contest 13-11.

“I will tell them that I lost my senior night in college and it’s hard,” head coach Laura Curran said. “It’s hard to move on from it being senior night. Aside from that it was a loss.”

“What we do with every loss is we take what we did well, move forward, use those same skills in the next game and hopefully come out next week with a win. They played a great game and I wouldn’t have asked anything else of them tonight.”

Delran (8-4) scored the first goal of the night less than one minute into the game, one that looked like it was destined to be a back-and-forth affair.

“They are ranked higher than us in the state so going into it I knew it was going to be a back-and-forth game,” Curran said.

“It was a back-and-forth game the first time around. They definitely came out looking for revenge and they had a better performance this time than they did the last time. I like games like this back-and-forth.”

Cinnaminson (7-5) answered when Julia Averill found the back of the net for her first of two goals on the night.

Jenna Mullin then gave the Pirates a 2-1 lead before Delran scored three straight to go up 4-2.

Delran built a 6-4 lead with just 1:44 left in the first half before the Pirates took control of the draw to end the half. Mullin scored her second to make it a 6-5 game and then Lexi Colella scored her lone goal with 16 seconds left before halftime to make it a 6-6 game.

Katie O’Connor opened the scoring early in the second half to make it 7-6 in favor of the Pirates before Delran tied it at seven.

After Casey Joyce scored her second goal of the game to make it 8-7 Cinnaminson the Bears reeled off three straight goals to take a 10-8 lead.

O’Connor netted her second and then Emily Duff recorder her first varsity goal to tie the game at 10 apiece. With 9:31 left in the second half O’Connor scored her third of the game to give the Pirates an 11-10 lead.

Delran scored the final three goals of the game over the next six minutes to win 13-11. Their 11th goal, to tie at 11-11, came 20 seconds after the Pirates took an 11-10 lead.

O’Connor led the Pirates with three goals, while Mullin, Averill and Joyce each scored twice.

“Like I said before, I don’t care what the score is, I like to see a number of girls getting points,” Curran said. “Today we definitely saw that. Knowing that the game was tight and we were down by one or tied they went to the goal and scored. I liked the intensity. I liked the fire.”

The Bears controlled the ball for the majority of the last 2:45 of the game in the Pirates defensive zone and did not attempt a shot. They simply killed the clock.

“Their goalie did a really nice job tonight,” Curran said. “She was shutting us down in the second half.”

Cinnaminson returns to the field on Monday, May 2 with a game at Northern Burlington at 7pm.

“We have three really important games next week, all division games, so we need to let this brush off our shoulders and get ready for Northern Burlington on Monday,” Curran said.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at