MEDFORD – The Webb sisters, Lindy and Devon, have formed a potent 1-2 punch all season for the Seneca High School girls lacrosse team.
It should come as no surprise then that now they have each carried their offensive skills over into the South Jersey Group 3 tournament.
Devon, a freshman playing her first post-season game, scored four goals, and Lindy scored three as the Golden Eagles cruised past Cherry Hill West 18-3 in a game played Friday at Shawnee High School.
The No. 3 Eagles will take on No. 2 seed Ocean City in the sectional semifinal next week.
It was a particularly special occasion for Lindy Webb, whose third goal Friday was also the 100th goal of her career.
She spoke about having something to prove because, at some point in her past, her club coaches had her penciled in as a defender who would not be much of an offensive threat.
“It was a big moment for me,” said Lindy. “I’ve been told in the past that I couldn’t play midfielder – that I was only a defender -- so it was important to myself that I could play midfield and that I could score.”
That her sister was there on the field to share the moment made Lindy feel even better about her accomplishment.
“It’s my favorite thing, I love playing with my sister,” she said. “She always plays hard and I know that even when the rest of the team is struggling I can look to my sister as a support system.”
Devon was happy for her sister’s accomplishment.
“I’m really proud of her,” she said. “She works really hard, and she doesn’t always get the stats she deserves, so I was happy to see here get that goal.”
Jackie Scuderi, the Golden Eagles’ first-year coach after spending several seasons working as the head coach at Middle Township, has seen her team flourish behind the sisters.
She noted that both of them bring exceptional athleticism to the team.
“Lindy is just a great player,” the coach said. “She’s a very good leader on the team – very dynamic. She plays with lots of emotion.
“Devon is great athlete. Her and her sister can do it all.”
It should be noted, however, that the sisters got a lot of support from their teammates, both on offense and on defense.
Cassidy Spilis joined the younger Webb with four goals, while Emily Ingram complemented the older Webb sister with three goals.
Even though this looked like a competitive matchup on paper, Seneca set about taking control of the game early and never allowed the Lions to gain any momentum.
Lindy Webb scored two of the first three goals of the game, while Devon added the middle one as Seneca jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
“We came into it knowing we were going to have to play hard,” said Lindy Webb. “We knew if we played hard we would end up on top.”
Spilis’ first goal pushed the score to 4-0 before West finally got on the board when Kelsey Clauss scored the first of her two goals.
But that was just about the high point for the Lions, who fell into a hole that just kept getting deeper as the Golden Eagles continued to tack on goals.
“We played well,” said Scuderi. “We played as a team, so it was a really, really good game.”
Webb’s third goal ran the score to 5-1 and that was the tally that gave her the milestone.
The Golden Eagles ran the score to 10-2 by the half and there was little Cherry Hill West could do to try to climb back into contention.
S. J. Group 3
Seneca 18, Cherry West 3
Sen: Lindy Webb 3, Devon Webb 4, Cassidy Spilis 4, Emily Ingram 3, Abby Regn 2, Annie Rollins, Olivia Quigliero.
CW: Kelsey Clauss 2, Katie Begley.