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Boys’ lacrosse: Raucci gets 100th goal to lead Garnet Valley to victory

Friday, 26th April 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  

By David A. Willauer, Contributing Writer, Posted 4/26/13

Robert Raucci had three goals and four assists and tallied his 100th career goal as host Garnet Valley claimed a 13-2 Central League win Thursday over Marple Newtown.

Before the game 13 Jaguar seniors were honored. Raucci capped the special day with his final tally in the fourth period to hit the mark, with an assist from Christian Lee.

“It is a great feeling,” Raucci said. “I am relieved to get the pressure off. I was cutting off guard; that is what I do. I am an off ball player.”

Mike Lanham (9 of 10) and Zach Penfil (5 of 7) helped the Jags (8-4 overall, 6-2 in the league) dominate at the face-off X and rebound nicely from a 7-3 loss Tuesday to Ridley that pushed them one game out of first place.

“We had to put that game behind us,” Raucci said. “We are improving every day and we go forward and take it from there.

“Our next opponent is at the Katie Samson Lax Festival at Radnor where we play St. Augustine’s of New Jersey. It should be a good test for us.”

Tyler Kostack led Marple Newtown (5-8, 1-8) with two goals.

Garnet Valley 13 Marple Newtown 2

Garnet Valley
Robert Raucci 3g, 4a, 100th goal
Jake Smow 1g, 2a
Matt Taulane 1g, 1a
Brandon Dowd 1g
Brock D’Annunzio 2g
Garrett Pattinson 1g
Vail Urso 1g
Mitch Rose 1g
Andre Cahall 1g
Zach Penfil 1g, 5 of 7 FO
Mike Lanham 9 of 10 FO
Murtch Rose 3 saves
Mark Barnes 2 saves

Marple Newtown
Tyler Kostack – 2 goals
Bill Morgan – 1 assist
Pat Barton – 1 assist
Ian Callahan – 8 saves

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