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Friday’s high school highlights: Shipley defeats Lower Merion boys, OJR boys wins in 2OT, Carroll edges Boyertown girls

Saturday, 21st April 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 4/21/12

Ian McGibbon made 13 saves and Mac Gallagher led a balanced attack with two goals and an assist as Shipley School defeated visiting Lower Merion, 9-5, Friday in non-league boys’ lacrosse.

Lower Merion sophomore attackman Daniel Buckman turns the corner during the Aves' 9-5 loss to Shipley School Friday

The win was only the second for the Gators (6-5) ever over their cross-town rivals. (the first was in 2006). The Aces fell to 4-7 despite four goals by Craig Markman.

Shipley’s defense was led by Michael Gagnier, Eric Loreaux, David Wolfson, Chris Verdeur, Stephen Gentry, Jamie Piltch, Christian Whyte, Jonathan Messerschmidt, Nichlas Piasecki and Rob Cucuel. Chris Verdeur had a huge goal on a clear and Maz Obuz (one gola) was a key at the face-off X.

Mattock Callahan and Andrew Wofford each had two goals for Shipley.

Owen J. Roberts 10, Methacton 9, 2 OT

Mike Lenge scored with 2:07 left in the second overtime to lift the Wildcats to a Pioneer Athletic Conference triumph.

Coming through with two goals apiece for OJR (8-1 league, 8-4 overall) were Nick Tordone (3 assists), Chris Antich (assist), Ryan Kent and Skyler Swope.

Trailing 5-1 at the break, the Warriors (4-5, 4-9) went on an 8-2 run in the second half to tie things at 9-9 at the end of regulation. Keith White came up with the hat trick while Brian Vawter added two goals for Methacton, which got stellar play in net from Jake Blitzer (13 saves, 3 in OT).


Archbishop Carroll 12, Boyertown 11

Natalie Schmitt had four goals and Rachel Flynn three for the Patriots in the non-league win.

The Bears got four goals and one assist from Rachel Engler and 17 saves in net from Lindsay Clinton.

Methacton 9, Pottstown 6

Megan Gehret collected three goals and one assist to lead the Warriors to a Pioneer Athletic Conference victory, their fourth in a row.

Jess McCrane and Ashley Alveranga each added two goals. The Trojans slipped to 5-3 in the Frontier Division (7-5 overall) despite getting a hat trick from Milan White.

Owen J. Roberts 11, Upper Perkiomen 10

Freshman Katie Dempsey came through with three goals and two assists for OJR, while Devin Hassinger, Jordyn Shoemaker and Jess Harsch added two goals apiece.

The Indians got hat tricks from Mia Baringer and Maddie Fox.

PAC-10 contributed to this article

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