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Live blog of PIAA boys’ championship: La Salle 13, Conestoga 4 (FINAL)

Saturday, 8th June 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 6/8/13

Chris Goldberg is here at HersheyPark Stadium for the PIAA boys’ lacrosse championship game between La Salle and Conestoga

The Explorers (22-2) are the No. 1-ranked team by and are looking to dethrone the 15-10 Pioneers, who have won the last three state titles. La Salle downed Conestoga in the first PAA title game in 2009.

The game is slated to begin at 2:40

3rd quarter
10 minutes left – no scoring so far

La Salle – Michael Pascali gives La Salle a 9-2 lead with 6:43 to play

Conestoga – Jake Scott from Brendan Bassett, 5:02 left – now a 9-3 game

La Salle – Jeff Cimbalista from Sean Coleman and Explorers lead 10-3 with 3:36 to play

3rd quarter ends

4th quarter

Zach Phelps scores for Conestoga – Pioneers trail 10-4 with 7:03 to play

La Salle – Jeff Cimbalista scores to make it 11-4
La Salle – Matt Rambo from Sean Coleman, now 12-4
La Salle – Zach Drake from Coleman and it’s 13-4 with 2:23 left

It’s over – La Salle wins, 13-4, and dethrones the Pioneers

La Salle 6-2-2-3 – 13
Conestoga 0-2-1-1 – 4
La Salle
Matt Rambo 4g
Sean Coleman 2g, 4a
Jeff Cimbalista 3g, 1a
Zach Drake 1g, 1a
Brian McNamara 1g
Brendan McMonigle 1a
Stephen Hudak 1g
Michael Pascali 1g
Nick Hreshko 4 saves
Colin MacDougall 4 saves
Conor Scafidi 1 save


Sam Friedman 1g
Jake Scott 2g
Zach Phelps 1g
Brendan Bassett 1a
Lucas Dickey 1a
Robbie Zonino 9 saves

First quarter

Conestoga wins the first face-off as we are underway

La Salle – 9:25 – Brian McNamara makes it a 1-0 game
La Salle – 7:46 – Jeff Cimbalista from Brian McNamara and a 2-0 lead
La Salle – 6:30 – Matt Rambo from Sean Coleman
La Salle- 6:17 – Rambo again, unassisted
La Salle – 4:21 – Rambo gets a natural hat trick – moving through several defenders and it’s 5-0
La Salle – 4:01 – Coleman from Jeff Cimbalista and we may have a rout here

End quarter
Robbie Zonino (C) 1 save
Nick Hreshko (L) 2 saves

2nd quarter

Conestoga – Sam Friedman scores for Pioneers to break the ice – 9:51 left in the half
Conestoga – Pioneers make it a 6-2 game as Jake Scott connects with 8:06 left from Lucas Dickey

La Salle – Coleman responds for La Salle off a Zach Drake feed – now 7-2 with 5:10 to go
La Salle – Stephen Hudak scores to make it 8-2 1 second before the half ends

End half

Saves – Robbie Zonino (C) 5 saves; Nick Hreshko (L) 4 saves

Conestoga played a much better second half and got its offense in gear, but the Explorers regained the six-goal lead with two late goals

La Salle 6-2-
Conestoga 0-2-
La Salle
Matt Rambo 3g
Sean Coleman 2g, 1a
Jeff Cimbalista 1g, 1a
Brian McNamara 1g
Stephen Hudak 1g
Nick Hreshko 4 saves

Sam Friedman 1g
Jake Scott 1g
Lucas Dickey 1a
Robbie Zonino 5 saves

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