Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/8/09
After suffering five losses to open the season, the Bishop Shanahan boys’ lacrosse team has turned the corner.
The host Eagles won their second straight game today, downing Strath Haven, 4-3, in a non-league contest. It was the first time Shanahan defeated the Panthers after eight losses.
“We’ve had our program for nine years and we had never beaten them,” said Shanahan coach Bob Peppelman. “We lost a couple one-goal games early in the year, but the kids have stayed with it.”
The Eagles opener the season with heartbreaking losses to two solid clubs, Lansdale Catholic, 9-8, and Avon Grove, 6-5 in overtime. Aftder three more losses to Owen J. Roberts, Episcopal Academy and Sun Valley, they dumped North Penn, 12-8, on Tuesday.
In today’s game, Shanahan spotted Strath Haven a 2-0 halftime lead, but responded with four unanswered goals to take control of the games. Mike Thompson led the Eagles with three goals and Keegan Lawrton added one tally while Jimmy Stanley had a strong game with two assists.
Ryley O’Keefe made 10 stops in goal and benefited from a solid defensive effort led by Jake Farrell, Joe Mustilli, Ethan Lowry and long-stick middie Brendan Reilly.
Mark Dolphin led Strath Haven with two goals and David Alyanakian added one.
Lansdale Cathlic 8, Wissahickon 2
Liam Malley had three goals and three assists and Pat White also had three goals to pace the Crusadsrs to the non-leag
Chris Bray was outstanding in goal for the Crusaders with 14 saves behind a solid defense that kept the Wissahickon shooters on the perimeter. Jesse Fields and Devon Barrett each added a goal and an assist for LC while Dan Frantz had two assists.
Jeff Gebert and Garrett Rosiek each scored once for the Trojans (3-4) and Sean Smith had eight saves.
Central Bucks South 8, Souderton 4
Kyle Berger had two goals to lead the Titans to the Suburban One Continental win. Nick Judge had two goals for the Indians.
CB South: Searles 1 goal, 1assist, Adams 1 goal, Sonderschaffer 1 goal, Berger 2 goals, Fritch 1 goal
SAHS: Nick Judge 2 goals, Sean Becker 1 goal, Jon Eels 1 goal, J.P. Carroll 2 assists
Saves- CB South: Sonderschaffer 12 saves; S: Grant Nice 9 Saves
Father Judge 10, Upper Moreland 2
Kieran Ragan had three goals and two assists as Judge handled the Bears in non-league action.
For UM, Aaron Kim had a goal and two groundballs, Ellis Fattizzi scored once, Ryan Christiansen had an assist and six groundballs and Steve Fleming had one assist and three groundballs. Nick DeBalko had 14 saves.
FJ: Ragan 3G, 2A, Magnaran 2G 1A; Forsithe 1G 4A; Batis 1G 2A; Mullelly 1G; Gillespie 1G; Nackel 1G
Emmaus 15, Nazareth 0
Dan Kinek, Nick Skawski, Alex Kuehner, John McGeary and Travis Schmidt scored two goals apiece as the Green Hornets (6-2, 4-0) coasted to the Lehigh Valley League win. Emmaus: Nick Skawski 2 g; John McGeary 2 g; Travis Schmidt 2 g; Alex Kuehner 2 g; Mic Debellis 1 g; Tate Klidonas 1 g; Kyle kkause 1 g; John Fisher 1g; Tyler Kennedy 1 g; Will Scott 1 a; Derek Schmidt 1 a. Goalies: Joe Magargal (4 saves), Tyler Sharesky (3 saves).
Neshaminy 8, North Penn 6 Andy MacPherson scored three goals while Chris Brady and John Sutton each chipped in one goal and two assists as the Redskins claimed the non-league contest. Eugene Laborde was strong in goal (19 saves) and John Sutton was solid at the face-off X, winning 13 of 18 draws. Paul Reutemann had three goals for the Knights while Dylan Harris added two and Chris Young one.
Spring-Ford 13, Phoenixville 7
Tyler Novotny notched six goals for the Rams (7-1, 5-0) in the Pioneer Athletic Conference win. Carl Santoro added two goals and Brian McCabe, Will Ward, Drew Thomas, Max Ullman and Mark Consolo each scored one for Spring-Ford, which has won seven straight games.
Jesse Ercole made 10 saves. Joe McErlean and Matt Talarico scored two goals apiece for the Phantoms and Josh Frey made 17 stops.
Kennett 6, Pennridge 3
Arch Carroll 8, Roman Catholic 7, 3OT
Joe Lerario (three goals, two assists) scored in the third OT to win it for the Patriots. Brian Keith also scored three goals and Jason Cazzupe made 18 saves in goal.
Marple Newtown 11, Cardinal O’Hara 2
John McKeighan scored four goals to pace the Tigers. Bob McNamara had both goals for the Lions.
Garnet Valley 8, Sun Valley 3
Mike Montella led the Jaguars with a hat trick.
Perkiomen School 7, Woodlynde 6
Zac Falcone and Mike Clare netted hat tricks to help lift the Indians past Woodlynde School in their Tri-County League opener.
Pottsgrove 9, Perk Valley 8 (OT)
Downingtown West 14, North Catholic 3
Methacton 7, Boyertown 5
Easton 13, William Allen 5
Delaware Valley Friends 9, Kimberton Walford 7
Great Valley 10, Wilmington Hoggard (NC) 9
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