State champion Summit, Oak Knoll girls’ lacrosse teams see seasons end in TOC

The Summit and Oak Knoll girls’ lacrosse teams saw their outstanding 2013 state championship seasons conclude Wednesday in the Tournament of Champions semifinals at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.

It was third-seeded Summit, the Group 2 champion, falling to second-seeded Shawnee (19-2), the Group 4 champ, 13-12 in overtime in the first semfinal. Then top-ranked Group 3 state champ Moorestown (23-0) trimmed fourth-seeded Group 1 state champion Oak Knoll 12-5.

Stuart Humphrey and Sara Sznyal had four goals, Madeleine Gramigna two and Meaghan Celmer and Stephanie Ford one for the Hilltoppers, who had an eight-game winning streak snapped and finished 18-5.

Oak Knoll, which finished 17-6, received goals from Claire Cagnassola, Kiwi Comizio, Morgan Ryan, Allison Savia and Hayley Shaffer.

The TOC championship game between Shawnee and Moorestown is scheduled to be played Saturday night at 7:30 at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union.

– JR PARACHINI

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