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Charlotte Campbell leads St. Anthony's to eighth straight CHSAA title

St. Anthony's goalie Charlotte Campbell (29, bottom center

St. Anthony's goalie Charlotte Campbell (29, bottom center with gold stripped, black helmet) gets mobbed in celebration by her teammates after defeating Sacred Heart in the CHSAA girls lacrosse Class AA final on Monday, May 18, 2015. Credit: Richard T. Slattery

Make it eight consecutive CHSAA girls lacrosse championships for St. Anthony's.

Charlotte Campbell, the Friars' junior goalkeeper, was a big part of that feat becoming a reality in top-seeded St. Anthony's 14-4 win over second-seeded Sacred Heart in the CHSAA Class AA final at LIU Post Monday.

Campbell made 11 saves to capture MVP honors. "It's very elating," she said. "It's an honor to play on this team and it's vindication for how hard this program works. It's wonderful that we keep breeding success."

Alyssa Adamo said Campbell's communication gives the defense a chance to easily make plays and as a result kick-start the Friars' transition game.

That was evident as St. Anthony's (14-4) led 6-0 at halftime and 10-1 with 12 minutes left in the second half on Izzy Mangan's third goal. "This proves how much of a powerhouse we are," said Mangan, who also had an assist. "I was able to draw, double and dump at times for goals and that really helped us. Everyone stepped up."

For Mangan, Ella Bonafede, Kait Quinn, Destinie Katz and Taylor Mitchell, it marked their fourth consecutive title.

"In the second half, we just kept pushing, kept the ball moving and kept our heads up," said Quinn, who had three goals and an assist. "No matter what the scoreboard says, we have to stick to our game plan."

Sacred Heart (10-8) had its chances, including a nice dish by Chrissy Corcoran that set up Kathleen Berkery's goal early in the second half to get Sacred Heart on the board. Corcoran also added an assist.

But it was too much of St. Anthony's "letting the ball do the work," Friars coach Summer Ferraro said, who added: "I couldn't ask for a better performance today. It was fantastic."

Coyle wins it for Holy Trinity. Julie Coyle's goal in the first three-minute overtime was the difference in Holy Trinity's 8-7 win in the CHSAA Class A final.

Coyle scored her second goal with 2:23 left to hand Archbishop Molloy (11-1) its first loss. "It felt really amazing," Coyle said. "I just picked a spot and fired low. I'm glad I was able to make that shot count."

Emily Wolf made 17 saves to garner MVP honors for Holy Trinity (8-5), which overcame a 6-1 deficit. Claire Schmitt's second goal tied it with 4:06 left. Brooke Snyder made it 7-6 with 1:21 left before Molloy's Julia Brandt answered with 8.7 seconds left to force overtime.

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