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PIAA boys: Manheim Township dominates second half to eliminate Garnet Valley, 11-4

Wednesday, 2nd June 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 6/2/10

Manheim Township outscored Garnet Valley, 8-1, in the second half and earned a stunning 11-4 victory over the Jaguars Tuesday in a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) boys’ lacrosse playoff game at Gov. Miffin High in Shillington.

The was the first for a District 3 team over a District 1 squad in PIAA play and advanced the Blue Streaks (21-4) into the quarterfinals against District 7 Franklin Regional at a site and time to be determined. Franklin Regional, the District 7 runner-up, handed Elizabethtown a 7-6 overtime win.

Garnet Valley, the third-place team from Disrict 1 closes its season at 17-6.

Brothers Quint and Chase Miller each scored three goals and Robby Wentz and Mark Stratton had two apiece for Manheim Township, the District 3 runner-up and a state semifinalist last year. the Blue Streaks tied the game, 3-3, with 2.7 seconds left in the opening half on a goal by Chase Miller and them ripped off five goals in the first five minutes of the second half.

Joseph Taulane got garnet Valley as close as 8-4 late in the third period on his second goal, but Manheim goalie Devin O’Grady (11 saves) was strong and the Streaks tallied the final three goals to salt the game.

Manheim Township 11, Garnet Valley 4
Manheim Township 2-1-5-3- – 11
Garnet Valley 1-2-1-0 – 4

Quint Miller 3g
Chase Miller 3g
Kevin Estabrook 1g
Robby Wentz 2g
Mark Stratton 2g
Devin O’Grady 11 saves

Joseph Taulane 2g
Rickey Lehman 1g
Mike montella 1g
Steve Smyrl 2a
Eric Warden 1a
Adam Mondell 1a
Billy Neilson 8 saves



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