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Giampietro (Salesianum) stars at US Lacrosse Champion All-America Showcase

Thursday, 25th July 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 7/25/13
From US Lacrosse

Liberty rebounded from an opening night loss to win back-to-back games on Thursday at the Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse event at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The victories move Liberty into the championship game where they will get a rematch against Pride, the team it lost to in the first round.US-lacrosse

Liberty, Pride and Spirit all finished with identical 2-1 records in the four-team round-robin event, but Liberty and Pride each allowed 25 goals, the lowest in the tournament to move onto the final.

Liberty and Pride play in the championship game on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the game will be aired live on ESPNU. Freedom and Spirit will meet in the bronze medal game at 4 p.m.

Recaps of Thursday’s games follow:

Liberty 15, Freedom 11
A.J. Fish (Grayslake North – Ill.) had a game-high four goals and Sean Giampietro (Salesianum – Del.) and Jack Beall (Camas – Wash.) each scored three goals to lead Liberty to its first victory in the tournament. Jack Grass(Bronxville – N.Y.) had a team-high four points (2g, 2a) and was one of five two-goal scorers for Freedom, which had to overcome a combined 14 saves from Liberty goalies Brian Davies (E.C. Glass – Va.) and Jonathan Kaplan (Glastonbury — Conn).

Spirit 17, Pride 11

Spirit faceoff specialist Austin Williams (Delbarton – N.J.) won all 10 first quarter draws and 24-of-32 in the game to spark Spirit to a victory. Using Williams’ early dominance, Spirit jumped out to a 7-2 lead after the first quarter and was never threatened. Dylan Molloy (St. Anthony’s – N.Y.) paced the Spirit offense with five goals. A.J. Lucchese (Middlesex School – Mass.) led Pride with three goals and two assists.

Liberty 13, Spirit 5
A.J. Fish (Grayslake North – Ill.) had four goals for the second straight game and Jonathan Kaplan (Glastonbury — Conn.) made 15 saves while allowing just three goals as Liberty dominated previously unbeaten Spirit.

Pride 11, Freedom 2
Brian Balkam (Smithtown East – N.Y.) and Jarrin Wallace (Centennial – Idaho) combined to make seven saves while allowing just two goals as Pride picked up a victory that sent it into the championship game. Longpole James Hall (Arapahoe – Colo.) paced the Pride offense with three goals.

Box Scores

Liberty 15, Freedom 11
Liberty Goals: A.J. Fish 4, Sean Giampietro 3, Jack Beall 3, Matt Ihm, Anthony Marini, Justin Kane, Kevin McKernan, Nick Desisto.

Freedom Goals: Jack Grass 2, Patrick DiMento 2, Dalton Sierra 2, Jack Bruckner 2, Tim Ghelbach 2, Fernando Milanes.

Liberty Assists: A.J. Fish, Tyler Reily, Andrew Dooley

Freedom Assists: Jack Grass 2, Patrick DiMento, Dalton Sierra, Jack Bruckner, Fernando Milanes.

Liberty Goalies: Brian Davies 24:00, 5 GA, 6 saves; Jonathan Kaplan 24;00, 6 GA, 9 saves.

Freedom Goalies: Tanner Swan 24:00, 8 GA, 2 saves; Alexander Larson 24:00, 7 GA, 2 saves.

Spirit 17, Pride 11
Spirit Goals: Dylan Molloy 5, Ryan McNamara 3, Shane Thompson 2, Eric Scott 2, Andy DeMichiei, Jacob Knostman, Austin Williams, Chris Pauzer, Bo Belmer.

Pride Goals: A.J. Lucchese 3, Brady O’Donnell 2, Nick Valentino (Hempfield) 2, Kyle Borbi (Shawnee), Simeon Johnson, Alec Dambach, James Hall.

Spirit Assists: Ryan McNamara 2, Jacob Knostman, Peyton Klawinski, Devon Lewis, Jared Kaden.

Pride Assists: Brady O’Donnell, Cody Eckes, Max King, Alec Dambach.

Spirit Goalies: Gerrit Molloy 24:00, 5 GA, 5 saves; Ryan Feit 24:00, 6 GA, 10 saves.

Pride Goalies: Jarrin Wallace 24:00, 11 GA, 7 saves; Brian Balkam 24:00, 6 GA, 12 saves.

Pride 11, Freedom 2
Pride Goals: James Hall 3, John Grube 2, Brady O’Donnell 2, Cody Eckes, Kyle Borbi, Max King, Nick Valentino.

Freedom Goals: Jack Bruckner, Anthony Quile.

Pride Assists: Max King 2, A.J. Lucchese, Nishan Ketchoyian, Kyle Borbi, Tim Truesdell.

Freedom Assists: None

Pride Goalies: Brian Balkam 24:00, 1 GA, 5 saves; Jarrin Wallace 24:00, 1 GA, 2 saves

Freedom Goalies: Alexander Larson 24:00, 6 GA, 1 save; Tanner Swan, 24:00 5 GA, 0 saves.

Liberty 13, Spirit 5
Liberty Goals: A.J. Fish 4, Anthony Marini 2, Alexander Paulus 2, Jack Beall 2, Nick DeSisto, Andrew Dooley, Conner Griffin.

Spirit Goals: Jacob Knostman, Chris Pauzer, Eric Scott, Peyton Klawinski, Bryan Rotatori

Liberty Assists: Sean Giampeitro, Nicco DeLorenzo.

Spirit Assists: Dylan Molloy, Matt Boward.

Liberty Goalies: Jonathan Kaplan 41:00, 3 GA, 15 saves; Brian Davies 7:00, 2 GA, 4 saves.

Spirit Goalies: Ryan Feit 24:00, 6 GA, 6 saves; Gerrit Molloy 24:00, 7 GA



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