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HEADstrong Rivalry Games: Ridley downs Radnor, U. Merion tops Wisshaickon in 2OT; Interboro wins

Sunday, 8th April 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, HEADstrong, High School, Posted 4/8/12

Lorran DaCosta scored the game-winner off a feed from Mickey Bellace to lift Upper Merion to an 8-7 double-overtime win over Suburban One American Conference rival Wissahickon Saturday at the third annual HEADstrong Rivalry Games Saturday at Widener University.

The all-day event honored the memory of Ridley’s Nick Colleluori and raised money and awareness for blood cancer. Colleluori passed away in November of 2007 after a lengthy bout with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

The Rivalry Games featured high school varsity and JV games, several youth games and a thrilling college game between host Widener and Albright. First-year Albright took the game, 11-10. (See story.)

Joe Mintzer led the Vikings (3-2, 2-1) with five goals while Troy Minnich was a standout in goal with 18 saves. The Trojans fell to 2-5 overall, 1-3 in the league.

Ridley 9, Radnor 6

Ridley (6-1, 3-0) scored the game’s final three goals to claim the Central League game.

Dalton George scored three goals and Jim Gormley and Kyle Bush each had a goal and an assist for Ridley. Ben Junior paced Radnor (4-3, 2-1) with three goals and Shane Shapiro added a pair.

Interboro 12, Archbishop Carroll 8

The Bucs (3-3) exploded for seven goals in the second period to rally from a 2-1 deficit to defeat their Catholic League rival.

Brian VanWyk had three gooals and an assist while Christian Fisher, David Hearn, Dan Hopson and Dylan Mollica each had two goals. Jake Herrmann added a goal and two assists and Steve Lee made 10 saves.

Chip Byrne had three goals for Carroll while Tim Keith and Ryan Boornazian each scored a pair and Adam Baer was a standout with 17 saves in goal.

Also Saturday, Spring-Ford (6-1) toppled Perkiomen Valley, 13-4, in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.

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