Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/12/13
Tommy O’Connor scored with 1:43 left in the second overtime as host Malvern Prep earned a thrilling 8-7 victory over Penn Charter today in Inter-Ac League boys’ lacrosse.
The Friars, ranked No. 1 by Phillylacrosse.com and No. 13 in North America by TopLaxRecruits.com, improved to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the Inter-Ac. Penn Charter is 8-5 overall and 0-2 in the Inter-Ac.
The Quakers sent it into overtime with two goals in the final quarter of regulation. Pierce Kraft (three goals, one assist) tied it with 1:47 left in regulation off a James Vandegrift feed. Vandegrift had brought Penn Charter within 7-6 off a Kraft assist.
O’Connor and Ryan Hilburn each had three goals for the Friars and Kevin McGeary had a goal and an assist while Matt Barrett made seven saves in goal. Charles Kelly stood out at the face-off X.
For Penn Charter, Brandon White and Dean Roseman each had a goal and an assist and freshman goalie Sean McKee had 18 saves.
Malvern Prep 8, Penn Charter 7, 2 OT
Malvern Prep 2-3-2-0-0-1– 8
Penn Charter 1-4-0-2-0-0 -7
Ryan Hilburn 3g
Eddie McLoughlin 1a
Adam Goldner 1a
Joe Carlini 2a
Kevin McGeary 1g, 1a
Tommy O’Connor 3g, GW with 1:43 left
Greg Pelton 1g
Matt Barrett 7 saves
Pierce Kraft 3g, 1a, tying goal with 2:47 left from Vandegrift
Kevin Murphy 1g
Brandon White 1g, 1a
Dean Roseman 1g, 1a
James Vandegrift 1g, 1a, from Kraft to make it 7-6
Charles Giunta 4 takeaways, 6 GBs
Sean McKee 18 saves