By Christian Swezey
Sunday, July 4, 2010; D03
TOWSON, MD. -- The Georgetown women's lacrosse team, coming off the first Big East championship in program history, continued to find good news in the Under Armour All-American lacrosse game on Saturday night at Towson University.
The game pitted 44 of the top recently graduated high school players in the country. It was part of a doubleheader with the boys' game, which had a similar format.
Among the girls' players, five will play for Georgetown, the most of any college program. Those players had a strong showing as the North defeated the South, 17-16, before a crowd of 2,500.
South goalie Barb Black finished with an Under Armour All-American game-record 10 saves, including seven in the second half.
Meantime, Hannah Franklin and Reilly Woodman (St. Stephen's/St. Agnes) each scored two goals for the South. For the North, Kelyn Freedman had two goals and two assists.
The South took its last lead at 16-15 on a goal by Brooke Griffin (South River and Maryland) with 3 minutes 12 seconds remaining. But Taylor D'Amore (Johns Hopkins) tied the score with 38 seconds left and Jen Devito (Yale) scored the winning goal on a breakaway with nine seconds remaining.
Griffin finished with three goals and one assist. "It was awesome for once to play with them and not against them," Griffin said of her teammates.
Broadneck graduate Taylor George (North Carolina) had the loudest cheering section -- a couple dozen family members and friends had T-shirts made for the game, with the U.S. flag and George's name on them.
In the boys' game, Virginia signee Mark Cockerton scored a game-high four goals to lead the North to a 17-12 victory. Cockerton, the second native of Canada to play in the Under Armour game, played midfield even though he is a natural attackman.
"It was a little tiring," he said. "I haven't played lacrosse in a while and I haven't played much midfield ever. But it gave me some looks against short-stick [defenders], and that was a nice change. So I have to thank my teammates for that."
The South team featured three players from area high schools. Jim Marlatt (River Hill High and Notre Dame) had two goals; Greg Edmonds (Centennial High and Johns Hopkins) added a goal; and Robert Posniewski (Georgetown Prep and Princeton) started on defense.
Note: The Under Armour game includes an eight-team regional tournament featuring underclassmen. The Washington boys' and girls' teams each went 1-1 in their games on Saturday -- each defeated the Midwest but lost to Long Island, N.Y. Play concludes on Sunday.