Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/29/13
The Delco Dawgs captured the Jr,. boys’ (middle school) gold medal Sunday at the Keystone Games at Penn State University by defeating Western PA, 6-4, in the finals.
The team was made up of some of the best rising ninth graders in Delaware County, representing eight different schools. They were led by veteran coaches Matt Flynn, Bill Farrell, and Enrique Hervada.
In pool play the Dawgs beat Capitol 15-4, Nittnay 14-2, Western PA 9-4, Berks Co. 10-1, and Bucks Co 6-2. In the semifinals they played a tough Montgomery County team, winning 10-5, to set up a rematch in the finals against Western PA.
In the championship game Delco fell behind early but rallied for the title. The team received standout goaltending all weekend from Danny Tierney and solid defense from Jack Farrell, Anthony Divario, and Zack Kaut. The offense was led by attackmen Brock Anderson and Cade Stratton, while Cade Heverly and Hunter Mazur were dominant facing off. Overall it was a great team effort that brought home the gold medal.
Coach Matt Flynn said, “I am very proud of these boys. They quickly came together and played as a team, worked hard and represented Delaware County very well. The high schools that these boys will be playing for over the next four years are getting some very talented players. They will all be impact players very soon on their high school squads.”
The team featured Zack Kaut, Mike Venit, Jack Farrell, Devon Tavani, Will Huestis, Jason Miller, Ryan Jacob, Nick Diorio, Danny Tierney, Cade Heverley, Anthony Divario, Hunter Mazur, Chris Hervada, Andrew Pickett, Phil Regan, Kyler Albany, Chad Allison, Connor Ringwalt, Joe Quintiliano, Brock Anderson and Cade Stratton.