Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/25/12
Salesianum School was within two goals midway the third period of today’s game at national power Calvert Hall (Md.)
The host Cardinals then took over and claimed a 13-5 victory over the defending Delaware state champions, who fell to 1-1.
The Sals (1-1) got two goals from Troy Reeder and a goal and two assists from Sean Giampietro. Calvert Hall (4-1) was coming off an 11-10 loss to Conestoga Friday in a game that will probably knock it off the perch as the No. 1 team in the nation – but that also made the task that much tougher for Salesianum.
“I thought we played hard and we made some mistakes that they capitalized on and you can’t do that against a Calvert Hall,” said Sals coach Bobby Healy. “Coming off of a loss we knew they’d be ready to play. But we matched their intensity level and we were swinging toe to toe.”
The Sals are hoping this year to repeat as Delaware champs and make noise on the national scale.
“I thought we definitely took a step in the right direction, without a doubt,” said Healy. “It’s our second game of the year and we need to clean up a few things – once we do that, hopefully good things will happen.”
Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly said the loss to Conestoga will help his team in the long run.
“It was good for us to play a game after that (loss)” he said. “I think we’re a better team for losing. It revealed a lot of things for us. We had a great day Saturday after the game and we learned a lot about the kids.”
Calvert Hall 13, Salesianum School 5
Calvert Hall 4-2-4-3 – 13
Salesianum School 0-3-2-0 – 5
Troy Reeder 2g
Dylan Walker 1g, 1a
Sean Giampietro 1g, 2a
Craig Zebrowski 1g
Jason Kelly 1a
Matt Barone 11 saves
Jordan Germershausen 3g
Ryan Brown 3g, 2a
Stephen Kelly 3g, 1a, 11 of 16 FO
Kevin Diehl 2g
Timmy Kelly 1g, 1a
Carter Brown 1g
Bret Pearce 1a
John Belz 1a
Brian Bolewicki 1a
Jack Brust 5 saves
Demitri Pecunes 5 saves