Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/12/10
The Ashbee Lacrosse Club boys’ team defeated Central Bucks, 8-7 in overtime on a goal by Vij Sivalingam last Sunday to claim the Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (SEPYLA) B1 championship at the SPARK Complex at Upper Dublin High School.
Ashbee and Central Bucks both entered the championship game as the No. 1 seeds after winning their respective divisions. The game went back and forth and was tied 2-2 after the first quarter, 3-3 at halftime and 4-4 at the end of the third quarter. Ashbee took a 5-4 lead early in the fourth quarter, three turnovers led to three unanswered goals for Central Bucks.
Central Bucks held a 7-5 with 2:38 left in the game but Ashbee attackman Luke McCallion blocked an attempted goalie clear and and scored to make it 7-6 with just under 2 minutes to play. Ashbee lost the face-off but caused a turnover and called a timeout with possession at the top of the box.
Ashbee worked the ball to behind where McCallion took the ball and went right to the cage and scored his second goal in under two minutes to tie the game 7-7. Ashbee lost the face-off at the start of overtime, but caused another turnover. After a time-out Ashbee worked the ball to Sivalingam, who converted a five-yard bounce shot that found the back of the net to win the game.
Ashbee finished its season undefeated in league play.
Ashbee scoring for championship game: Luke McCallion 3 goals, 2 assists; John Nostrant 1 goal, 2 assists; Vij Sivalingam 2 goals; Peter Gayhardt 1 goal; Tommy McNamara 1 goal; Griffin Fleming 1 assist; Kyle Scheuerle 1 assist; Alec Haas 1 assist.. Ian Walsh 9 saves.
Ashbee advanced to the finals with a 5-4 overtime thriller over Crooked Crosse. This was a close game the whole way as neither team led by more than a goal after each period. Gayhardt led Ashbee with two goals, including the overtime winner, while Mike Bernicker, Tommy McNamara and Nostrant each had one goal, Fleming had two assists while McCallion and Haas each had one assists. Goalie Ian Walsh had 8 saves in the game.
Central Bucks advanced to the finals after defeating Wilmington, 11-5.