Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/28/09
For the second straight time, the La Salle boys’ lacrosse team came seconds away from defeating one of the top teams in the country. But for the second straight time, the Explorers suffered a gut-wrenching overtime loss.
Tony Rossi sent the game into overtime with only 23.7 seconds to play and Jason McFadden notched the game-winner with 2:03 remaining in OT as Calvert Hall edged La Salle, 11-10 today.
The Explorers, ranked No. 13 in the country by Inside Lacrosse, fell to 1-3. They lost to No. 1 Gilman School, 8-7, in OT Wednesday after yielding the game-tying goal with 13 seconds to play. Calvert Hall (3-1) is ranked No. 7.
“It’s just not breaking our way,” said La Salle coach Bill Leahy. “These are some of the best teams in the nation. We make a series of little (mistakes) and nobody steps up to stop the momentum from going south.”
Randy Forster (four goals) had given La Salle a 10-9 lead with 1:26 to play and the Explorers had possession near the end or regulation until turning it over. Rossi’s goal was a rocket past Nike Amato (11 saves).
In overtime, Tyler Knarr won the face-off and La Salle appeared to score the game-winner when Jack Bogorowski cut through the middle and fired into the cage. But he was called for a crease violation.
On the next possession, La Salle intercepted a Calvert Hall pass and the ball bounced out of bounds – apparently off a Cardinal player. But Calvert Hall was awarded the ball, much to the protests of the La Salle fans, and McFadden (Georgetown recruit) came around the cage and beat Amato from his right side.
“It’s not for lack of effort,” Leahy said. “That’s a great effort against an awesome team. Last year it broke our way every time. I think it goes both ways. Last year, look at the end and how we won (in the EPSLA finals) against Malvern, 4-3, and we beat Haverford (in the semifinals) by tying it with an eighth of a second left and winning it with a tenth of a second left.
“The lacrosse Gods have a sick sense of humor. We have to keep working like men. A lot of that seemed really unfortunate. I thought my man scored at the end. You play high school lacrosse also to learn about life. Life isn’t fair; sports aren’t fair.”
Derek Bogorowski added three goals for La Salle and Westy Hopkins added a pair while Peter Schwartz had one. Rossi and Tyler Adelsberger (Ohio State) each scored three goals for the Cards.
“You march on,” Leahy said. “It’s a painful hard lesson, but we go back to work. We’re making the state proud, we’re just not winning.”
McDonogh (Md.) 6, Malvern Prep 1
The host Friars fell to 1-2 with the loss to the Eagles (7-0). Bobby Hill scored for Malvern Prep.
Upper Dublin 6, CB West 5
JS Duke notched the game-winner for the Cards with 36 seconds to play.
CB West goal scorers: Scott Wilbur (4 G, 1 A) and Jon Hoynak. West goalie saves: Will Ferguson (8 saves) and Jake Ross (7 saves).
Upper Dublin goal scorers: JS Duke, Mike Trentini, Jeff Beury, Long, and Boyd (2). Assists by Beury (2), Trentini, and Strotbeck. UD goalie Painter made 10 saves.
Sun Valley 8, Arch. Carroll 7
The Vanguards overcame a 7-5 deficit late in the fourth quarter and won it on a goal by defender Josh Lovelace.
SV highlights: Donnie Krausse (3 goals,1 assist), Bobby Clemens (3 goals, 1 assist) and Frankie Jackson (1 goal). Tyler Brun made 9 saves.
Carroll scoring: Johnson (1 g, 3 a), Flynn had (3 goals) and Keith (3 g). Cuzzupe: 18 saves.
Downingtown East 11, CB East 9
Shane Sturgis had three goals and five assists and Kyle Marcks added three goals for the Cougars.Taylor Nelson added two goals and an assist and Jeff Zelinski was strong at the face-off X.
Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 11, Hill School 6
Eric Davidheiser had a pair of goals for The Hill (0-3) and Sean Snodgrass, Sam Dempsey and PJ Mara each had one. Chris Howell had six clears in the first half and played strong defense.
Episcopal Academy 9, Peddie School (NJ) 2
Cody Isdander had four goals and two assists and Matt Lerman had 12 saves for the Churchmen.
Spring-Ford 13, Lansdale Catholic 10
Tyler Novotny led the Rams with four goals and two assists and Drew Thomas added three goals while Brian Bock (three assists) and Carl Santoro each scored two goals. Goalie Jesse Ercole made 13 stops.
Ridley 13, Great Valley 2
Tyler Johnston led the Green Raiders with four goals and two assists while Pat Zimmerman had three goals.
Upper Darby 5, Interboro 4
Jordan Graham, Nick Iadicicco, Vince Latham and Tony Redding scored for the losing Bucs (1-3).
Perkiomen Valley 20, Daniel Boone 1
Justin Morgan reached the 100-goal mark for his career with three tallies for PV (3-1). Anthony Tornetta also scored three goals and goalie Kevin Krasley made eight saves.
St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.) 11, Penn Charter 5
Marple Newtown 14, Monsignor Bonner 2
Upper Merion 5, Phoenixville 2
Harriton 12, Council Rock South 9
Roman Catholic 7, Father Judge 6, 3 OT
West Chester East 13, Kennett 2
Boyertown 15, Archbishop Carroll 7
Lyndsey Babilon and Raelynn Mikell each had four goals as the Bears (2-0-1) dealt Carroll a convince defeat in its opener.
Boyertown scoring: Lyndsey Babilon 4 goals, Raelynn Mikell 4 goals, Sam Mazzie 3, goals, Rachel Hilbert 2 goals, Emily Austerberry 1 goal, Brooke Fisher 1 goal. Lindsay Clinton made 16 saves.
Carroll scoring: Jamie DePetris 2 goals, Hanna Schmitt 1 goal, Alyssa DiBona 1 goal, Maggie Mauer 1 goal, Amanda Salata 1 goal, Genni Hull 1 goal.
Great Valley 18, Spring-Ford 7
Haley Sheehan led Great Valley (4-0) with six goals and Jess Nawojski had three goals and three assists.
GV: 16 – 2 – 18
SF: 2 – 5 – 7
Goals (Assists): GV: Haley Sheehan – 6; Jess Nawojski – 3 (3); Kristina Hahn – 3 (1); Lauren Binstein – 2 (1); Ali Karwoski – (2); Sara McBride – 1; Colleen O’Malley – 1; Rachel Bartoldson – 1; Megan Greaves – 1. SF: Maddy Ward – 3; Marisa Moley – 1, Jess Thomas – 1;Mel Pennington -1; Katie McGenny – 1.
Goalie Saves: Great Valley- Michelle McGreevy – 0; Jenna Morris – 1; Spring-Ford: Sara Kratz – 6
Notes: Anne Fosnocht and Laura Bigelow were defensive standouts for Great Valley (4-0).
Harriton 19 Jenkintown 1
Carli Sukonic led Harriton (5-0) with five goals.
Harriton scorers: Carli Sukonik 5 G 1A, Betsy Hurtado 4 G 2 A, Laura Walzer 3 G 3A, Jess Schwab 3 G 2 A, Chrissy Pasquariello 1 G 1 A, Ally McLaughlin 1 G, MacKenzie Morgan 1 G, Kala Dalahan 1 G, Megan Rubenstein 1 Assist, Carolyn Flannery 1 A, Allison Wortley 1 A.
Notes: Defenders McLaughlin and Morgan notched their first career goals.
Penncrest 15, Interboro 6
Marissa Resteino netted five goals and Caroline Moore added three to lead Penncrest to the non-league win.
Penncrest highlights: Bond 2 goals, Manganiello 2 goals, Adami 1 goal, Coleman 1 goal, Lord 1 goal, Doherty 9 saves.
Interboro highlights: Steph Parcell 4 goals, Danielle Haney 1 goal, Monica Parcell 1 goal, Danielle Owen, 15 saves.
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