Twin Valley goalie and Youngstown State commit Paige Borkowski

Twin Valley goalie Paige Borkowski said it was the most exciting game that she ever played in.  The fans at Albright College for the BCIAA Girls Lacrosse Championship probably wouldn't disagree.  Wyomissing sophomore Audrey Hurleman spun towards the middle of the field and fired a shot from ten yards away in the final seconds.  Borkowski stood tall and made the save to preserve a thrilling 7-6 victory for the third-seeded Raiders.  "It was definitely very stressful. I had a lot of adrenaline going through my head...I wanted to be that last line of defense to protect our title," she remarked.  Borkowski made eight saves as Twin Valley captured its third straight Berks County championship.  "The team chemistry is out of this world. It's a family like no other. They're all my sisters. Our coaches are absolutely amazing," explained Borkowski.  Her counterpart in goal was outstanding as well.  Freshman Skylar Maggs finished with 13 saves for the top-seeded Spartans.  They were searching for their first county title.  The (14-6) Raiders jumped out to a 3-0 advantage with 13:23 left in the first half.  Samantha Rhoads scored with just over two minutes remaining to put Twin Valley on top 4-2 at the break.  The Raiders went up 7-3 thanks to three consecutive goals in a span of four and a-half minutes.  Despite playing without the leading goal scorer in the county, Wyomissing refused to go away.  Alexia Polyak suffered a knee injury last week in the Spartans' regular season finale at Hempfield.  Polyak racked up 69 goals this year.  Ashley Baker and Kacey Maggs, Skylar's twin sister, scored less than two minutes apart to cut Twin Valley's lead to 7-6 with 4:33 to go.  The Spartans called timeout with 25 seconds on the clock to set up a final play, but Borkowski was up to the task.  She reached 250 career saves in the BCIAA semifinals against Wilson.  Rhoads, Kaitlyn Davis, and sophomore Kylie Duke each had two goals in the final.  Hadley Munn dished out a pair of assists.  The Raiders were without Temple commit Sarah Gowman (15 goals/44 assists) due to a knee injury.  Kacey Maggs led Wyomissing with three goals.  Baker found the back of the net twice, while Hurleman provided one goal and an assist.  The (18-2) Spartans only have two seniors on their roster.  They fell to Twin Valley 9-6 one month ago.  Borkowski told Paul Roberts of SV Sports why she will continue her career at Youngstown State.  "It brought me that same feeling of a family and sisters. I really love the facilities and the academic part of the school," she noted.  The Raiders will host West Shore Christian on Tuesday night in the first round of the District 3-2A playoffs.  "We definitely have that mentality to keep winning," said Borkowski.


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