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PIAA boys’ playoffs: Conestoga stops Manheim Township, 8-6 (with photos)

Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/29/13
Staff Report

Matt Schleicher scored three goals while Pierre Atkinson had two goals and an assist as Conestoga toppled Manheim Township, 8-6, tonight at Exeter in the first round of the PIAA boys’ lacrosse tournament.

Conestoga's Christian Jobs wins one of his 11 face-offs vs. Manheim Township in Wednesday's victory

Conestoga’s Christian Jobs (right) wins one of his 11 face-offs vs. Manheim Township in Wednesday’s victory (Photo for Phillylacrosse.com)

The three-time defending champion Pioneers advance to the quarterfinals Saturday when they will meet District 2 champion Delaware Valley, a 7-1 winner over Selinsgrove.

Christian Jobs won 11 of 16 face-offs and Jake Scott added two goals for Conestoga, which led, 4-3, at halftime and stretched it to 6-3 before holding off the District 3 champion Blue Streaks (21-3). Robbie Zonino was the winning goalie with nine saves.

Conestoga needs two more wins to reach the state finals for the fifth time in the five-year history of the PIAA tournament.

Matt Schleicher scores one of his three goals for the Pioneers (Photo for Phillylacrosse.com)

Matt Schleicher (8) scores one of his three goals for the Pioneers (Photo for Phillylacrosse.com)

Tyler Karpinski led Manheim Township with three goals and an assist.

Conestoga 8, Manheim Township 6

Conestoga 2-2-2-2 – 8
Manheim Township 1-2-0-3- 6

Conestoga
Jake Scott 2g
Pierre Atkinson 2g, 1a
Matt Schleicher 3g
Connor Ashton 1g
Zack Schleicher 2a
Chris Brady 1a
Robbie Zonino 9 saves
Christian Jobs 11 of 16 FO

Manheim Township leader
Tyler Karpinski 3g, 1a

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