Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/18/13
The Philadelphia Freedom U9 Lacrosse Team won the 2013 Hogan Hershey tournament championship last weekend by defeating Laxzilla 9-5, in the U9A Division.
After being down, 5-2, with 8 minutes remaining Philadelphia Freedom rallied to win the semifinal game, 6-5 in overtime over the Long Island Express Terps to reach the finals. Brady Mitchell scored with 30 seconds remaining in regulation and Griffin McGovern scored the game winner in overtime.
Freedom received standout play from goalie Zach Hulme and strong defense from Connor Jung, Matt Zincone, Caleb Wilson, Will Cody, and Jacob Nolan.
The midfield was solid all-around on defense, face offs, transitions and scoring. That unit featured Michael Straub (FO), Brady Mitchell, Bo Horvath, Liam Blakely(FO), Griffin Mcgovern, Hudson Zawadzkas, Caelen Driggs (FO), Max Robinson, and Alyster Hemberger (also played a key role at attack). Lastly, the attack controlled the ball and produced big goals in key moments. It was led by Dylan O’Conner, Aiden McFalls, Bryson Kolinsky (also won some key faceoffs), Carter Deves, Josh Devine and Kyle Anthony.
Record and Scores
Freedom 17 Fredericksburg 1
Freedom 6 Bitmore 1
Freedom 2 Madlax 3 (Lost in Braveheart)
Freedom 6 Long Island Terps 5 Semi Finals (Won in overtime coming from behind 2-5)
Freedom 9 Laxzilla 5 Championship Game