Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/28/13
Sean Coleman scored two goals and added two assists and defenseman Stefan Bergman scored on a full-field shot as La Salle defeated Haverford School, 11-9, Saturday at the 13th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor.
The Explorers, ranked No. 3 by Phillylacrosse.com improved to 11-2 while the No. 4 Fords fell to 9-6.
Matt Rambo added two goals for La Salle and after he gave his team a 5-3 lead midway through the second period Bergman fired his goal into the cage from approximately 80 yards out to make it 6-3, igniting an eruption from the large crowd.
Haverford only got within one goal on one occasion as the Fords’ Gavin McBride (three goals) made it 10-7, Peter Blynn (two goals) made it 10-8 with 1:52 left and McBride scored again five seconds later to make it 10-9.
But Coleman cinched it 21 seconds later.
Zach Drake also scored twice for the Explorers. Drew Supinski added two goals for Haverford.
“Any time we get to play a game against Haverford it’s awesome,” said Coleman, whose team faces fellow Catholic League unbeaten St. Joseph’s Prep Friday night at St. Joseph’s University. “We like to play the best teams in the area, so everyone is excited. But we still have a lot of work to do.”
Garnet Valley 6, St. Augustine Prep 5, OT
Robert Raucci won it in overtime and finished with two goals and two assists while Jon Vandenberg had two goals and an assist and Mitch Rose made 13 saves for the Jaguars.
Joseph Eisele scored twice for the Hermits and sent it into overtime with a late goal.
Downingtown East 8, Conestoga 6
Justin Risser won 17 of 18 face-offs, mark Marx made 13 saves in goal and the Cougars scored the last five goals of the game and to key the win.
Zach Schleicher led Conestoga with three goals and Peter Zonino made 17 saves.
Archbishop Wood 11, Harriton 2
Chris Rahill had three goals and an assist, John Berthcsi added two goals and two assists and Chandler Grasela scored twice to lead the Vikings.
Radnor 7, Downingtown West 6, OT
Tom Hemcher scored in overtime, Chris Albany scored twice, Peter Donato had a goal and two assists and Jake Shapiro won 12 of 15 face-offs to lead the Red Raiders.
Springfield-Delco 6, Hatboro-Horsham 4
Vince Marra had three goals, Jeremy Cavanaugh had 13 saves and Mark Gurenlian had a goal and won 11 of 14 face-offs as the Cougars rallied from a 3-0 deficit.
Cardinal O’Hara 12, Shipley 2
Joe Simpson collected four goals and one assist and T.J. Reiley had two goals and three assists while goalie Tim Coyle posted 11 saves for the Lions (8-4).
Ian Walsh had 17 saves for the Gators.
Episcopal Academy 14, Lawrenceville School (N.J.) 9
Tyler Chambers had three goals and four assists, Peter Gayhartdt scored four goals, Curtis Zappala had two goals and three assists and Garrett Walling scored three goals as the No. 1 Churchmen (12-3) won their 11th in a row.
Grayson Helm (PG, Wyomissing High grad) and Dylan Key each had two goals and an assist for the Big Red.
Haverford High 13, Archbishop Carroll 12
Colin Mottola scored four goals and Bobby McClure had three while Gavin Vanstone made 16 saves for the Fords.
Chip Byrne had five goals and an assist for the Patriots.
Lower Merion 11, Emmaus 8
Chris Daly collected four goals and three assists and Craig Markman had three goals and two assists.
Brunswick School (CT) 10, Penn Charter 4
Blake Booker scored three goals, Cameron Strafford had two goals and three assists and Jamie DeNaut and Jack Knight each scored two goals apiece as the Bruins improved to 8-1.
James Vandegrift scored twice for Penn Charter.
Chatham (NJ) 9, Spring-Ford 3
Christof Stone had two goals and an assist Sam Carson had two goals to lead the Cougars (8-3).
DJ Young, Christian McCormick and Trey Szostek scored for the Rams.
Hill School 9, Germantown Academy 6
JD Brachman had four goals and an assist and Aidan Coll scored three while James Gould made 13 saves for the Blues.