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Katie Samson boys’ lacrosse: Lawrenceville School rebounds with key win over Malvern Prep, 5-4

Sunday, 29th April 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

By Michael Sorenson
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/29/12

Brendan Newman had two goals and an assist and scored early in the fourth quarter Saturday to give Lawrenceville School a 5-4 victory over Malvern Prep at the 12th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor High.

Malvern Prep captain Graeme Weaver is defended by Kenny Citron of Lawrenceville during Saturday's loss to the Big Red (Photo by Warren Samolsky)

The win was sweet for the Big Red (10-3), which coming off consecutive losses to Connecticut prep powers Hotchkiss (7-5) and Brunswick School (9-8).

“We hadn’t been playing our best lacrosse,” said Lawrenceville coach Allen Fitzpatrick. “But the kids really dug deep, and I couldn’t be prouder of a team.”

The big story of the game was Lawrenceville goalie Matt O’Connor. The Princeton-bound senior made 10 saves, including a number of spectacular stops down the stretch.

“He’s been the man all season,” said Fitzpatrick of O’Connor. “He’s been a 4-year starter for us. It’s nice to have him back there; we’re sure going to miss him next year.”

Jake Glancy had two goals to lead the Friars (6-7), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Lawrenceville travels to Deerfield Academy on Wednesday. Malvern Prep next plays at Episcopal on Tuesday.

Lawrenceville School 5, Malvern Prep 4

Lawrenceville – 3-1-0-1 – 5
Malvern Prep – 0-1-3-0 – 4

Lawrenceville
Brendan Newman – 2g, 1a
Mark Leonhard – 2g
Nick Minno – 1g, 1a
Matt O’Connor – 10sv

Malvern Prep
Jake Glancy – 2g
Joe Dunn – 2a
Tommy O’Connor – 1g
Graeme Weaver – 1g
Conor Glancy – 1a
Mike Reagan – 1a
Matt Barrett – 8sv

Faceoffs
Lawrenceville – 6
Malvern Prep – 8

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