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Boys’ lacrosse: La Salle releases schedule for 2012; Explorers to again play benefit game vs. DeMatha (MD)

Thursday, 16th February 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/16/12

La Salle College High has released its 2012 boys’ lacrosse schedule.

The Explorers, who went 14-6 last year and won state championships in 2008 and 2009 while reaching the state finals in 2010, open March 23 at Central League foe Radnor.

Other key non-league games include two contests with Maryland schools, MIAA power Gilman (April 3, away) and an annual date with DeMatha High April 21 at a site to be determined (either Navy or La Salle). The game will honor two fallen heroes 1st Lt. Travis Manion (La Salle grad), USMC; and LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney (DeMatha). Manion and Looney were Navy grads later died while serving the country in the Middle East and are laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Other highlights include games in two major tournaments. The Explorers will face South Jersey prep power St. Augustine in the annual “Checking for Cancer” tourney on April 14 at Haverford School and they will meet Ches-Mont League power Downingtown East on April 28 at the Katie Samson Festival.

La Salle also will face Haverford School – last year’s national champion at home on April 12 and fellow Inter-Ac foe Episcopal Academy at home on March 30.

One of the final highlights is a contest on May 5 at the Conestoga pioneers – the two-time defending champions who defeated the Explorers in the 2010 state finals and fell to la Salle in the 2009 state championship game.

2012 La Salle College High schedule
Fri, 03/23/12, 6:30 PM, Away, Radnor High School
Wed, 03/28/12, 3:45 PM, Away, Archbishop Carroll
Fri, 03/30/12, 3:45 PM, Home, Episcopal Academy
Tue, 04/03/12, 4:00 PM, Away, Gilman School (MD)
Tue, 04/10/12, 3:45 PM, Away, Roman Catholic – River Field
Thu, 04/12/12, 4:00 PM, Home, Haverford School
Sat, 04/14/12, @ Haverford School vs. St. Augustine Prep (NJ), Checking for Cancer Tournament
Tue, 04/17/12, 3:45 PM, Home, St. Joseph’s Prep
Thu, 04/19/12, 3:45 PM, home, Lansdale Catholic
Sat, 04/21/12, TBD, vs. De Matha Catholic (MD) at site to be determined
Tue, 04/24/12, 3:45 PM, Away, Father Judge
Wed, 04/25/12, 3:45 PM, Home, Conwell-Egan
Sat, 04/28/12, 11:30 AM, @ Radnor High School, vs. Downingtown East (Katie Sampson Tournament)
Wed, 05/02/12, 3:45 PM, Home, Bonner
Sat, 05/05/12, 7:00 PM, Away, Conestoga
Mon, 05/07/12, 3:45 PM, Home, Archbishop Ryan
Wed, 05/09/12, 3:45 PM, Away, Archbishop Wood
Tue, 05/15/12, 3:45 PM, away, Cardinal O’Hara

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