Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/4/11
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Ryan Ambler had four goals and an assist as host Abington clinched at least a tie for its fifth straight Suburban One National Conference boys’ lacrosse championship Tuesday by defeating Pennsbury, 9-5, on Senior Night.
Abington bolted to a 4-0 lead after one quarter and a 5-2 margin at the half.
“Our defense shut them out the first quarter,” said Abington coach Randy McNeill. “Every defenseman had seven or eight ground balls.”
Matt Figeuroa added two goals and two assists for Abington (11-3, 8-0). Adding single goals were Matt Lomady, Nick Pisko (assist) and Max Malloy. Senior Dan Lomady returned from an injury to tally two assists.
Senior Anthony Greco led the defense with 10 ground balls, and the team’s fourth senior – Ryan Acuna – was active in the midfield as all four seniors made important contributions. Josh Kluver had seven ground balls.
For the Falcons (9-5, 6-2), Ricky Jutkiewicz had a pair of goals, and Andrew Probst (one assist), Luke Matthew and Colin Sullivan each had one goal. Josh Caven led the Falcons with 10 ground balls.
Travis O’Connor was credited with nine saves in goal for the Ghosts. Drew Sweetland also had nine saves for the Falcons.
Plymouth Whitemarsh 16, Cheltenham 5
The Colonials clinched at least a share of the American Conference title, their first in program history.
Two other years, they placed second.
Corey Kelly paced a balanced PW attack with three goals. Scoring two goals were Dylan Wixted, Colin Joka, Andrew Cox, Nick Swift and John Walker. Gryphin Kelly, PJ Cunningham and Craig Lowery each had one goal.
Joka also had six assists while Swift had four and Wixted, two. Cunningham had one assist.
Gryphin Kelly had eight ground balls and won 16 of 24 face-offs, Joka had seven groundballs and Swift had six. Tyler Haney was credited with five ground balls and Mike Martina had three.
Next Monday the Colonials face Upper Merion and the following Wednesday they finish up with Norristown.
Neshaminy 12, Harry S Truman 6
The Redskins’ seniors came through on their night as they sprinted to a 12-1 lead.
The senior class accounted for 10 of the 12 goals. Keenan Skeels scored five; Jimmy Roessener, three; and Shane Quinn, two. Dillion Richards was 5-of-7 facing off and senior Corey Majors had a game-high six ground balls.
Council Rock South 10, Council Rock North 9 OT
In the battle of the sister schools on senior night for both teams, the Golden Hawks upset North.
South was down a man in the first overtime when Zach Goodman stole the ball and sprinted out on a fast break. He found attackman Dennis Cichikin, who whipped the ball into the net for the win.
North Penn 12, Central Bucks South 4
It seems like the future is arriving for the Knights. After a huge win over Central Bucks West, North Penn avenged an earlier 9-8 overtime loss to the Titans.
Chris Young had a breakout game for North Penn racking up seven goals. Chris Anton chipped in three goals, while Kyle Heinig and Joe Van Galen added single tallies.
Goalie Mike Tappen came up with 16 saves.
Wissahickon 15, Upper Moreland 2
It was a considerably different game than when the two teams met back on April 7 when the Trojans needed double overtime to subdue Upper Moreland 7-6.
Christian McCaffery and Brooks Melvin led the Trojans with four goals and two assists apiece. A.J. Anderson punched in three goals, and Tyler Caruthers notched two goals and an assist, while Luke Gomez contributed one goal and four assists. Peter Carrozza had a big game in the cage with seven saves.
Ellis Sattizzi notched both of Upper Moreland’s goals.
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