By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/10/12
Saturday’s 4th annual Checking for Cancer Lacrosse invitational at Haverford School features the top five teams in the Phillylacrosse.com Rankings and many great matchups – including No. 2 Haverford School vs. No. 3 Lawrenceville School.
The event raises money and awareness and promotes early detection for three men’s cancers; Colorectal, Prostate and Testicular. For a podcast interview by yours truly and Haverford School coach John Nostrant on the lacrosse Radio Network’s “Lax High,” click here. Below are the pairings for Saturday’s event.
This week’s Phillylacrosse.com Rankings:
1, Conestoga (5-0) – The Pioneers have won three one-goal games after Tuesday’s 7-6 overtime win over Boys’ Latin. They face another giant test Saturday vs. Garden City at Checking for Cancer. Prev: No. 1
2, Haverford School (7-1) – The Fords are coming off impressive wins over Gilman School (Md.), 11-9 and St. Augustine Prep (N.J.), 11-6. They host Germantown Academy Today and then travel to No. 3 La Salle Thursday before Saturday’s showdown with Lawrenceville at Checking for Cancer Prev: No. 2
3, Lawrenceville School (5-0) – The Big Red. Play Wednesday at New Canaan (CT) and then gear for the matchup at Haverford Saturday, They gave the Fords all they could handle last year in the Inter-Ac Invitational semis before falling, 13-11. Prev: No. 4
4, La Salle (3-1) – The Explorers look to rebound from a 9-3 loss at Gilman School. Big games this week include a home date with No. 2 Haverford School Thursday and a meeting with St. Augustine Prep at Checking for Cancer. Prev: No. 3
5, Episcopal Academy (7-1) – The Churchmen play at Malvern Prep Thursday in a key Inter-Ac showdown and then play Radnor at Checking for Cancer. Prev: No. 5.
6, Central Bucks East (5-0) – The Patriots play at CB West today and host CB South Friday in Suburban One Continental Conference games. Prev: No. 6
7, Garnet Valley (5-0) – The Jaguars play at Radnor Today and host Penncrest in Central League games. Prev: No. 7
8. Downingtown West (5-0) – The Whippets have a Ches-Mont showdown Thursday at Great Valley and host Ridley Saturday. Prev: No. 8
9, Malvern Prep (2-3) – The Friars have a big week: playing at Penn Charter today, hosting Episcopal Academy Thursday and then hosting St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) Saturday at the 6th annual Evanfest. Prev: No. 9
10, Salesianum School (3-1) – The Sals have a big home today vs. Cape Henlopen today and host Wilmington Friends Thursday. Prev: No. 10
Honorable Mention: Abington (3-2), Eastern Regional (3-0), Great Valley (4-0), Henderson (5-1), Moorestown (2-0), Penn Charter (4-6), Radnor (4-3), Ridley (6-1), St. Augustine Prep (2-2).