Bill Iezzi: Collingswood's Injured Center Midfielder

Collingswood's center midfielder, Beth LaBar, a senior, took a stick to the head 17 minutes, 15 seconds into the action with visiting Holy Spirit Tuesday afternoon.

A Holy Spirit player accidentally struck LaBar about an inch-and-a-half above the right eye on a back swing. LaBar was taken to Cooper Hospital, where the latest word was that she was about to receive stitches and was waiting to see a plastic surgeon.

Collingswood coach Val Dayton said LaBar had shown no signs of a concussion. If doctors rule that there was no concussion, LaBar can play provided that she receives medical clearance, Dayton said.

The Panthers beat Holy Spirit, 2-0, and advanced to s semifinal round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 tournament against West Deptford on Friday.

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