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Saturday’s boys’ roundup: Ridley rallies to stay perfect; Malvern Prep, PC, Methacton earn victories

Sunday, 10th April 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/10/11

Jeff Dugan, playing in his first game of the year after returning from a preseason injury, scored the go-ahead goal with 3:22 to play in the game off a Kelton Heverly assist to spark visiting Ridley to a 9-7 come-from-behind, non-league victory over Great Valley Saturday.

The Green raiders improved to 6-0 with the win. The Pats, ranked No. 9 in the PA Media Rankings in the PIAA, fell to 3-3.

Ridley trailed, 6-2, early in the second half before rallying. f before beginning its comeback. The Green Raiders scored four goals in the third period and added three in the fourth.

Kevin Garling led the Ridley attack with three goals and two assists. Eric Streicher added two goals and two assists and Dalton George also got a pair of goals.

Greg Cortes and Matt Ward had strong defensive games for the Green Raiders, who have yielded only 16 goals all year.

Greg Merrill and Eric Gartner each had two goals for the Patriots, and Nick DiPiano made 14 saves.


Malvern Prep 9, Worthington-Klbourne (Oh.) 3

Mike Dougherty had two goals and one assists and Russell Atkinson scored twice while Drew Kennedy won 11 of 12 face-offs and Joey Carlini had five groundballs and an assist to help the Friars defeat their non-league foe from Ohio.

Penn Charter 12, Emmaus 3

Joey Sankey had three goals and two assists and Shane Carr added three goals and one assist while Jackson Tamasitis made 13 saves as the Quakers rolled to the non-league win.

Methacton 8, Lower Merion 7

Rose 6 saves

Methacton 8, Lower Merion 7

Matt Brasher scored his fourth goal of the game with 36 seconds to play to lift the Warriors to the non-league win.

With under two minutes remaining, the Warrior defense forced a turnover and senior Anthony DeSana cleared the ball into the offensive end where Methacton called a timeout with 1:26 left. Cody Ridgway (one goal, three assists) pressed from behind the goal, drew a slide, and found Brasher uncovered on the crease.

Lower Merion won the ensuing faceoff and called a timeout to set up a final shot. As a Lower Merion midfielder pushed across the front of the goal using a number of on ball picks, Methacton senior Scott Markle threw a perfectly timed trail check to force the turnover and ice the win.

Dan Buckman had two goals and an assist for the Aces. Craig Markman and Tony Fisher each scored twice.

Radnor 11, Upper Merion 9

Ben Junior scored three goals and Jeff Puckette had two goals and one assist while Peter Donato had a pair of goals for Radnor.

Wesley McDowell scored four goals for the Vikings and Trevor Kupecky had two goals and three assists.

Henderson 8, Strath Haven 7, 2OT

Sebastian Kerslake had four goals, including the game-tying and game-winning goals to lead the Warriors.

Kerslake sent the game into overtime with less than a minute left in regulation and then won it in the second OT frame. Chase Heisman made 11 saves for the Warriors and was clutch in overtime.

Kevin Sherry and Colin Campbell each scored two goals for Strath Haven, while Steve Bodeur made 14 saves

Downingtown West 11, Central Bucks West 2

Eric Rankel pumped in five goals and Brad Schenberger added a pair as the Whippets improved to 6-0.

Unionville 13, Warwick 1

Billy Donovan had three goals and one assist, while Tony South had two goals and two assists for the Indians.

Hill School 14, Mercersburg 2

Nate Smith-Ide and Gregor Davidheiser each had three goals and two assists and Ted Wolter had three goals to lead the Blues to the Mid-Atlantic Prep victory.

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