Phillylacrosse.com, posted 3/27/10
Emmaus does not shy away from the top competition.
Today the Green Hornets trekked to Long Island to play perennial New York power Ward Melville and suffered a closer-than-the-score-indicated 10-5 loss.
The Hornets (1-1) took a an early 2-0 lead, but fell behind, 5-2, to the Patriots (2-0) at halftime.
The score was 7-5 late in the game when Ward Melville erupted for three goals to salt it away.
Dan Kinek and Steven Ward had one goal and one assist each for Emmaus and Tate Klidonas, Will Scott, and John McGeary had one goal apiece. Alex Kuehner and Zach Schleicher each added assists and Joe Magargal had 10 saves.
“We played well, we just got beat by a better team,” said Emmaus coach Jef Hewlings. “They are at a Conestoga-level, and they play that way. They get into transition and they can make you pay for a mistake. That was good for us (to play that competition).
“I actually thought we played better than we did Friday (an 8-6 win over Ridley in their opener).”
Emmaus next plays at Central League power Springfield-Delco on Thursday night.
Conestoga 6, Landon School (MD) 2
Tyler Brooke scored two goals and Matt Smith had a goal and four assists while Peter
Zonino made nine saves as the Pioneers, ranked No. 1 in the PA Media Rankings, opened with a win on the road.
Tanner Scott, Austin Rogusky and Jeff Chu also scored for Conestoga.
Germantown Academy 16 Peddie School 4
Reid Weber scored five goals and Connor Crump added three while Beau Jones, Greg Shildkrout, Noah Kennedy and Will Black each tallied two for the Patriots as they took their opener.
Jones added four assists while Billy Oppenheimer dished off three, Nick Boucher had two assists and George Robinson and Bob Tait each had one
In goal, Steve Oppenheimer made five saves and Jake Adoni had six stops.
St. Joseph’s Prep 12 Archbishop Carroll 1
Brad James scored four goals and Cory Scheuerle, John Gregitis, and Jeff Heath each had two to lead the Hawks (2-0) to the Catholic League Southern Division win,
Anthony Marini and Steve O’Hara each had one goal for The Prep.
Hill School 18, St. Andrew’s College, Ontario, Canada: 5
The Blues’ offense came to life in the contest at a neutral site in Middletown, Del.
PJ Mara (three goals, four assists) led the Blues (1-4) while Nate Smith-Ide (five goals, one assist), Ted Wolter (four goals) and Ryan Sterret (three goals) had big days.
The Blues went down a goal in the first two minutes, and then roared back with nine goals in a row. Gabe Walker, Tom Shade, Graham Conlan, Pat Loughnane, and goalie Tyler Himes locked down the defensive end of the field.
Souderton 13, Harry S Truman 2
The Indians jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first half and never looked back.
J.P. Carroll led Souderton with four goals and one assist and Bryan Ziegler had three goals and two assists. Lee Stiles had three assists and Tim McIlhenny added three goals.
Also scoring for the Indians were Graham Gedman, Ridge Schultz, and Trevor Zwaan. Grant Nice (2 saves) and Jake Rivera (4 saves) split the win in goal for Souderton (1-0).
Downingtown West 10, Penn Manor 4
The Whippets improved to 2-0 as Brad Shemberger tallied three goals and two assists and Eric Rankel had three goals.
Shipley 5, Wilmington Ashley HS (NC) 4, OT
Senior attacker Nick Sterge scored the game winning goal in sudden death overtime to help the Gators improve to 2-0.
The game was a defensive battle with a 1-1 score going into halftime. After an illegal stick call against Shipley to start the half, the Shipley defense was faced with the daunting task of overcoming a 3 minute un-releasable penalty. They not only did this but also got the ball down the field for many offensive attempts against Ashley.
Sophomore Mike Litner led the attack with two goals, junior EJ Whyte had a goal and an assist and freshman Tyler Walsh scored a huge second half goal. The defensive core was comprised of seniors James Brownstein, Travis Rosenbluth, and Danny Brown; junior Gore Kamara and sophomore Eric Loreaux. The Gators sophomore goalie, Ian McGibbon, had 12 saves.