Patriots, Braves battle in regional semi


By Michael Rich - For the Gazette



Olentangy’s Katie Berberick, left, and Liberty’s Jenna Lickovitch battle for possession during the first half of Monday’s Division I, Region 1 tournament game in Powell.

Olentangy’s Katie Berberick, left, and Liberty’s Jenna Lickovitch battle for possession during the first half of Monday’s Division I, Region 1 tournament game in Powell.


Ben Stroup | Gazette

The Olentangy Liberty girls lacrosse team scored six straight goals to take a 10-2 lead late in the first half.

Olentangy then rallied to get it as close as two late in the second half of Monday’s Division I, Region 1 semifinal in Powell, but the Patriots held off the rally and won 14-11.

Madison Rapier led the Patriots with four goals, Molly Bursinger and Emma Shear added three apiece and Grace Buckey led with a pair of helpers. Maddie Harrington had 11 saves in goal for Liberty.

Elise Harder had five goals to lead third-seeded Olentangy. Kenzie Sklar dished out three assists and Abby Derick stopped eight shots in goal.

Mother Nature played a roll in this one as well. Play was halted when lightening was spotted after a Molly McCormack goal with 1:51 left and it never resumed.

Liberty advances and will face top-seeded New Albany Thursday at a time and neutral location to be determined.

Olentangy’s Katie Berberick, left, and Liberty’s Jenna Lickovitch battle for possession during the first half of Monday’s Division I, Region 1 tournament game in Powell.
https://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2018/05/web1_libolenlax.jpgOlentangy’s Katie Berberick, left, and Liberty’s Jenna Lickovitch battle for possession during the first half of Monday’s Division I, Region 1 tournament game in Powell. Ben Stroup | Gazette

By Michael Rich

For the Gazette

Follow Michael Rich on Twitter @mrichnotwealthy or contact him at mrichnotwealthy@gmail.com.

Follow Michael Rich on Twitter @mrichnotwealthy or contact him at mrichnotwealthy@gmail.com.

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