Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/2/09
Paul Mita scored four goals to help nationally-ranked Conestoga defeat host Penncrest, 13-2, in a Central League boys’ game today.
The Pioneers (6-0, 2-0) moved into the national spotlight today when it received a ranking of No. 25 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Power Rankings. Conestoga also is ranked No. 1 in the PA Lacrosse Media Rankings as well as the Phillylacrosse.com Rankings.
Jason Kunder and Ryan Lord each added a pair of goals for the Pioneers while Austin Rogusky, Tanner Scott and Mike Ackerman each had one goal. Matt Smith added two assists. Dan Jones led the Lions (2-3, 0-3) with both of their goals and Brendan Mclhenney made 15 saves.
The Conestoga win sets up a huge battle Saturday in Berwyn between the Pioneers and No. 2 Haverford School.
Conestoga 2-5-4-2 – 13
Penncrest 0-0-0-2 – 2
Radnor 15, Marple Newtown 4
The Red Raiders (4-1, 2-0) scored six goals in the first five minutes of the game on route to the Central League win. Matt Cherry (3g 3a), Zach Donnelly (3g, 1a), Jeff Gold (3g), Rob Norton (2g, 2a), Jeff Puckette (2g ,2a), Will Lawlor (1g,1a) and Jordan Berstein (1g) led the attack. Long-stick pole middie Mike Kurtyka played strong defense and Cole Yeager won 14 of 15 face-offs.
Radnor 8-1-5-1 – 15
Marple-Newt. 1-1-0-2 – 4
Lower Merion 7, Ridley 6, OT
Ahmad Zachary scored the game-winner with 30 seconds left in OT to lift the Aces. Matt Dilks had two goals and one assist and Andrew Mongoluzzi had two goals while Jordan Wolf had one goal and three assists for Lower Merion. Brendon Ronan also scored and Zachary had an assist. Cody Hornung (5 saves) and Hank Altschuler (8 saves) handled the goaltending chores.
Tyler Johnston had two goals and an assist for Ridley and Mike Greco had two goals while Sean Kane and Kevin Garling each scored once.
Strath Haven 16, Harriton 7
David Alyanakian had five goals and two assists and Mark Dolphin added four goals and an assist as the Panthers coasted to the Central League win. Robbie Schwab had three goals for the Rams. SH scoring: David Alyanakian 5g, 2a; Mark Dolphin 4g, 1a; Mike Varga 3g; Alex Bair 2g; Sean Walsh 1g; Sean McGraw 1g; Jimmy Battel 1a; Drew Goff 1a SHaven saves: Will Torrence (4 Saves), Mike Breslin (1 Save)
Garnet Valley 12, Upper Darby 4
Eric Warden had four goals and five assists to pace the Jaguars (1-2, 3-3) to the Central League win over the Royals (5-1, 1-1). Andy Mardinley and Kevin Fonio scored two apiece for UD.
Springfield-Delco 11, Haverford HS 2
Joe Venit picked up a hat trick and Keith James added a pair as the Cougars (5-0, 2-0) raced to an 8-0 halftime lead in the Central League win.
Downingtown East 15, Bayard Rustin 4
Shane Sturgis had three goals and two assists and Kyle Marcks added a hat trick while Eric Swartz, Andrew Zelinski and Ken Maas each added two for the Cougars in the Ches-Mont League win.
Anthony Verderame led Rustin with three goals.
Unionville 10, Kennett 1
Rich Kaiser scored three goals for the Indians (4-1, 2-0) in the Ches-Mont win.
West Chester East 17, Downingtown West 4
Ben Tuscai and Chris McCormick scored four goals apiece and Matt Maday had three as the eighth-ranked team in the PA Media Rankings remained perfect (6-0, 3-0).
Henderson 15, Great Valley 5
Ethan Heisman pumped in six goals for the Warriors in the Ches-Mont win.
Haverford School 5, Brunswick (CT) 4
Brendan McGrath scored twice and Grove Stewart had a goal and an assist as the host Fords (ranked second in PA Media Rankings) improved to 6-2 by winning their third straight one-goal game. Will Horrocks and Carl Walrath also scored for Haverford, which rallied from a 3-2 third-quarter deficit to seize a 5-3 lead.
Owen J. Roberts 17, Phoenixville 5
Greg Nester had three goals and an assist as the Wildcats (7-0) moved to 4-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.
Spring-Ford 13, Boyertown 7
Tyler Novotny had five goals and two assists and Brian Bock had five goals and one assist to power the Rams to the Pioneer conference win. Matt Salvetti scored twice for Boyertown.
Lansdale Catholic 13, Perkiomen Valley 6
Liam Malley had three goals and three assists and Devon Barrett excelled at the face-off X to pace the Crusaders to the non-league win. Eric Horn paced PV with two goals.
LC 1 7 4 1 13
PV 1 0 3 2 6
LC Liam Malley 3 G 3A; Kyle Plasha 3 G; Devon Barrett 3 G; Patrick White 1 G 2 A; Chuck Karr 1 G; Kyle Davis 1 G; Dan Frantz 1 G
PV Eric Horn 2 G; Justin Morgan 1 G 2 A; T Tagg 1 G; R Boyd 1 G; P Scafani 1 G 1 A
Saves: LC Bray 7; Adams 2; PV Krasely 10
Wissahickon 6, Pennsbury 5, OT
Brian Frankenfield scored the game-winner in overtime off a feed from Shane Ziegler to give the Trojans (3-2) the non-league win.
WHS: Jeff Gebert 2g; Garrett Rosiek 2g; Shane Ziegler 1g 2 a; Brian Frankenfield 1g
AJ Simanglatt 1a.
Pennsbury: Warren 2g; Caven 1g; Jutkiewicz 1g; Sweetland 1g; Mager 1a; McDonald 1a
Saves: Wissahickon, Sean Smith 12 saves; Pennsbury, Cutler 9 saves.
Abington 13, Neshaminy 1
Joey Jones had three goals and three assists to lead the Ghost to the Suburban One National Conference win.
Abington 2 5 3 3—13
Neshaminy 1 0 0 0—1
Goals: Neshaminy: Chris Brady (1G), Alex Forman (1A)
Abington: Dan Lomady (1G, 1A), Greg Hill (1G), Andrew Charles (1G), Ryan Ambler (2G, 1A), Rich Rambo (1G), Jeff Tepel (1G), Matt Lomady (1G), Joey Jones (3G, 3A), Matt Figueroa (1G), Matt Elsenbeck (1G) Anthony Hensley (2A)
Shots: Abington 29, Neshaminy 18
Saves: Jon Cairone (A) 2, Eugene LaBorde (N) 2
Faceoffs: Abington 12, Neshaminy 5
Turnovers: Abington 19, Neshaminy 13
Penalties: Abington 7, Neshaminy 6
Avon Grove 13, Archbishop Carroll 4
Trevor Hornby had four goals and Tim Golden added three to pace Avon Grove.
Father Judge 11, Harry S Truman 8
Council Rock North 9, Interboro 4
Holy Ghost Prep 14, Council Rock South 5
Northeast Catholic 17, Kennedy-Kenrick 5
Phelps 6, Valley Forge 4