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Caporuscio leads title defense

Isabella Caporuscio scored seven goals, all in the first half, Monday as Crestwood fought off a challenge from visiting Abington Heights to capture its third straight District 2 Class 2A girls lacrosse title, 12-8.

Crestwood improved to 19-2 with the victory and remained undefeated within District 2. The four-goal margin matched the closest of the season in the district with the previous result coming, 15-11, over District 2 Class 3A champion Hazleton Area.

Abington Heights finished 15-2 with both losses coming to Crestwood. In its first district final appearance, Abington Heights improved on the first meeting of the season when Crestwood rolled to a 17-5 rout in a battle for the Wyoming Valley Conference lead.

This time around, Abington Heights led 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, 4-3 and 5-4.

Crestwood then moved in front with the last five goals of the first half for a 9-5 lead. Caporuscio had four of the goals, which came in a span of 4:54 over the final six minutes of the half.

Morgan Koons made 11 saves in the win.

Hannah Ziegler added two goals and an assist in the win while Julia Glowacki and Kennedie Huber had three assists each.

Jordan Andrews, Aubrey Macri and Lucy Malia scored the other Crestwood goals. Kate Gallagher had an assist.

Emily Bartell scored four goals while Caly Yankow had three, all in the first half, for Abington Heights. Bella DeRiggi also scored.

Abington Heights goalie Maura Pivirotto made eight saves.

The game matched the top two teams in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Girls Lacrosse Power Rankings of District 2 teams. Crestwood has been No. 1 all season. Abington Heights worked its way up to No. 2 during the season.

Crestwood advances into the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament, which does not open until June 6. It will face the fourth-place team from District 1 in the first round.

Hazleton Area captured the other district title Monday with a 7-5 victory over Delaware Valley. To get into the main, 16-team state bracket, it will need to win a subregional playoff with the District 11 champion.

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