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Youth lacrosse: Philadelphia Freedom U9 wins Hogan Hershey title

Thursday, 18th July 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Club, Youth  
 

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.

Freedom U9 win the U9A title at Hogan Hershey. In the Picture Coaches Back Row L-R Marc Driggs, Mike Kolinsky, Joe Horvath. Back Row, L-R, Max, Robinson, Michael Straub, Connor Jung, Aiden McFalls, Liam Blakely, Hudson Zawadzkas, William Cody, Caelen Driggs, Caleb Wilson, Alyster Hemberger, Bottom row (kneeling),  L-R, Josh Devine, Griffin Mcgovern, Bryson Kolinsky, Jacob Nolan, Zach Hulme, Matt Zincone, Bo Horvath, Dylan O’Connor,  Brady Mitchell, Carter Deves, and Kyle Anthony.

Freedom U9 win the U9A title at Hogan Hershey. In the Picture Coaches Back Row L-R Marc Driggs, Mike Kolinsky, Joe Horvath. Back Row, L-R, Max, Robinson, Michael Straub, Connor Jung, Aiden McFalls, Liam Blakely, Hudson Zawadzkas, William Cody, Caelen Driggs, Caleb Wilson, Alyster Hemberger, Bottom row (kneeling), L-R, Josh Devine, Griffin Mcgovern, Bryson Kolinsky, Jacob Nolan, Zach Hulme, Matt Zincone, Bo Horvath, Dylan O’Connor, Brady Mitchell, Carter Deves, and Kyle Anthony.

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


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