Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/26/11
Twist Lacrosse White claimed the JV A Division championship Sunday at the 4th Patriot Games Youth Lacrosse Summer Showcase at Herbst Complex in Plumstead.
Twist White, made up of all rising sophomores, defeated Trilogy Jersey Shore, 5-2, in the title game. Twist finished the summer with a 22-6 record and two tournament championships.
Twist started off the tournament with wins over Team Total (8-5) and Team Turnpike (6-4) and then fell to the LI Outlaws (8-3), finishing the day with the No. 2 seed going to the semifinals on Sunday.
After a tough battle in the semi final, Twist defeated Brotherhood, 5-4, setting up a second meeting against Trilogy Jersey Shore.
Playing shorthanded all weekend, Twist had strong contributions from Andrew Del Brocco at the face-off circle and defensively from Kyle Lawlor, Keith Cameron, Riley Smith, Ryan Sullivan, Jack Kane, Alex Simpson, backed by Colin MacDougal and Matt Messerle in goal.
Game 1: Jackson Klientz (3a), Ryan Kearns (2g), Eric Giannetti (1g, 1a), Trent Melsheimer (1g), Matt Close (1g), Riley Smith (1g), Derek Bitzer (1g), Tasso Karras (1g)
Game 2: Jackson Klientz (1g,1a), Ryan Kearns (1g), Tasso Karras (2a), Matt Close (1g)
Game 3: Jackson Klientz (1g), Ryan Kearns (1g), Eric Giannetti (1a)
Game 4: Ryan Kearns (2g, 1a), Jackson Klientz (1a), Tasso Karras (1g), Eric Giannetti (2g)
Game 5: Jackson Klientz (1g,2a), Ryan Kearns (1g), Tasso Karras (1g), Matt Close (1a), Matt Shermot (1a)