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Lady Bulldogs Top Exeter In Fourth Quarter Thriller

Klee Leister

Daniel Boone High School hosted No. 1 Exeter and No. 3 Wilson during Girls BCIAA Lacrosse Championship action.

Both teams struck early with strong offensive drives met by great defensive pressure. Exeter’s Hailey Leister cashed in early, taking her Eagles to a 1-0 lead with 17:30 remaining in the first half. However, Wilson’s Maddie Klee responded with a goal of her own, taking the Lady Bulldogs within a goal of Exeter’s 2-1 lead. Klee contributed again to the Wilson cause, bringing about a 4-4 tie with under 9:00 remaining in one. However, at half, Exeter seemingly held off the Bulldog assault, topping Wilson 8-6.

Wilson glaxLeister struck again early in the second half, taking the Eagles to a 9-6 lead with 22:00 remaining in the game. Taking advantage of a second half penalty, Wilson brought the game to a 9-9 tie with 15:50 left. Lexie Gunderson’s two late goals took Exeter to a 11-9 lead with just under 12:00 remaining. However, a strong offensive drive brought the Bulldogs to a 12-12 tie with under 5:00 in the game. Klee’s crucial goal gave Wilson the late 13-12 edge with under 4:00 remaining, and the Bulldogs never looked back.

After topping Mifflin on Tuesday evening, Wilson senior Maddie Terefenko said, “beating a team like Mifflin, who beat us twice before gives us the type of confidence that we need to play a team like Exeter”. Terefenko and her teammates certainly exuded that confidence as they claimed the BCIAA title on Thursday.

The Bulldogs were led by Maddie Klee, who scored 7 goals for the second consecutive game.  Klee had been held scoreless the last time Wilson played Exeter, a week ago.

Wilson glax champs

About Tyler Naples

Tyler received a B.A. in Professional Writing/Environmental Science: Geography from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in December 2013. Among writing, Tyler is an avid outdoors enthusiast and has completed backpacking trips in Death Valley, Yosemite and Sequoia. Tyler actively supports the Philadelphia Union.