Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/08
In the past two weeks Germantown Academy had beaten powers Episcopal Academy, Penn Charter and Springfield-Delco in one-goal games.
On Thursday the Patriots won another one-goal game, but the stakes were higher.
Reed Marko scored unassisted with 3 minutes, 34 seconds to play as the host Patriots stunned La Salle, the top-ranked team in the Phillylacrosse.com Scholastic Poll in a 3-2 thriller.
The GA (10-4) victory snapped the Explorers’ 21-game winning streak. La Salle also was ranked fourth in the STX/Inside Lacrosse National Scholastic Rankings.
“It was an outstanding game against a very good team,” said Germantown Academy coach David Martin. “Our team executed on both ends of the field. We did exactly what we wanted to do.”
GA, ranked fifth by Phillylacrosse.com, used a solid zone defense and standout goaltending by Ryan O’Donnell (17 saves) to slow the potent La Salle attack. The halftime score was 1-1 as Explorer Rob Forster and GA’s Andrew Sih traded goals.
J.R. Borneman gave the Pats a 2-1 lead in the third period, but Matt Lynch tied it with 10 minuets left in the fourth period. Play went back-and-forth until Marko went behind goalie Niko Amato (15 saves) and wrapped around the cage for the winning tally.
The GA defense continued to stymie the La Salle attack and did not allow another shot.
“It was a very tense game,” Martin said. “Every possession at both ends were tense. It was that kind of a game.
“We’ve been in a lot of close ones, and fortunately all have gone in our direction. Hopefully, we can keep it rolling. We have 10 seniors and they’ve been through a lot together.”
Great Valley 13, Bayard Rustin 8
Emily Ellisen tallied five goals as the host Patriots (11-2, 3-1) avenged an earlier defeat to the Golden Hawks (9-2, 3-1) with a triumph in a Ches-Mont League American Conference game.
Bayard Rustin, ranked second by Phillylacrosse.com, won the first meeting between the teams, 11-10 in overtime. Great Valley is ranked third
Kim Wenger and Haley Sheehan each had two goals and two assists for the Patriots while Keelin Hood added two goals and an assist. The defense was led by Wenger, and strong efforts wre alos turned in by Ellisen, Erica Buchholz, Kristina Hahn, Kelsey Morgan, Jasmine Colombel, Colleen O’Malley and Lauren Binstein
Steph Berger made 12 saves for the Pats.
Kelsey Corbett, Alyssa Gallon and Allison Tatios had two goals each for the Golden Hawks.
Springfield-Delco 11, Conestoga 5
Madison Poplawski pumped in five goals and Sam Tajarian aded three as the fourth-ranked Cougars (12-3, 7-1) claimed the central League win over the host Pioneers (10-5, 5-3).
Brooke Campbell had two goals and an assist for Conestoga, which led, 4-3, at halftime.
Villa Joseph Marie 15, Gwynedd Mercy 9
Steph Lawall collected four goals and three assists and Sarah Magnone had four goals while Brigid Crane added three goals and an assist to pace host VJM to the Catholic Academies League win. Goalie Jess Glace made nine saves.
Emily Valeo led Gwynedd with four goals.
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