The Academy of Notre Dame is the Rooney Cup champion for the third year in a row.
Claire Nappi showed why defending national champion North Carolina wanted her so badly. The future Tar Heel did it all in the Irish’s 13-8 win over rival Merion Mercy, scoring six times to go with an assist, seven ground balls, five draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers.
Makenzie Irvine snapped home a hat trick and added an assist for Notre Dame, which also got two goals, an assist and three ground balls from Claire Gola.
In other nonleague action:
Bonner & Prendergast 20, Penn Wood 2 >> Paige Brady scored four times, Lindsey Fagan fired home a hat trick and Riley Dolan, Kirsten Doogan and Daly Ewing all tallied twice as the Pandas cruised past the Patriots.
In the Catholic Academies League:
Gwynedd Mercy 17, Sacred Heart 2 >> Danielle Santora supplied all of the Lions’ offense with a pair of goals.