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Thursday’s boys’ HS highlights: Garnet Valley tops Radnor; U. Dublin overtimes Abington

Friday, 5th April 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 4/5/13

Robert Raucci scored with just over three minutes to play off a feed from Brock D’Annunzio to give host Garnet Valley a 4-3 victory over Radnor Thursday night in Central League boys’ lacrosse.

The Jaguars (3-2) improved to 2-0 in the league, while Radnor – ranked No. 3 by – fell to 1-1 in the league and 4-1 overall.

Malvern Prep's Chad Rafferty defends Salesianum School's Sean Giampietro

Malvern Prep’s Chad Rafferty defends Salesianum School’s Sean Giampietro (Photo for

Vail Urso had a goal and an assist while D’Annunzio and Jonathan Vandenberg also scored for the Jags. Mitch Rose 12 had saves in a standout effort and the Garnet Valley defense of Steven Elf, Joey Granahan, Jake Matier and Zach Jones put a net around the Radnor attack.

“Our defense was phenomenal,” said Garnet Valley coach Frank Urso. “They couldn’t find space to shoot.

“Our defense stifled them and Mitch Rose was awesome in goal. He played an outstanding game.”

Peter Donato had two goals for Radnor and Brendan Manderack made eight saves.

Malvern Prep 9, Salesianum School 5

The Friars pulled away in the final quarter with three goals as the Sals put a scare into the No. 2-ranked team.

Tommy O’Connor had two goals and an assist and Adam Goldner added two goals for Malvern (4-0). Ryan Hilburn and Eddie McLoughlin each had a goal and an assist.

Troy Reeder scored four goals and Ryan Kern was a standout in goal with 12 saves for the Sals (2-1), who were hit with 14 penalties and 13 minutes in the box.

Downingtown East 15, Great Valley 11

Kyle Lauletta poured in seven goals and Brandyn O’Connell added three goals and four assists while Justin Risser won 17 of 27 face-offs to lead the Cougars (2-2, 1-0) past the Patriots (3-2, 0-1) in a Ches-Mont League game.

Tyler Haines had five goals for the Pats.

Upper Dublin 10, Abington 9 OT

Freshman Michael Sowers had the game-winner and finished with four goals and two assist as the Cards won the non-league game.

Drew Potts added four goals and an assist for Upper Dublin, while Jack Deragon made 15 saves.

Will Dulin scored five goals for the Ghosts.

Henderson 7 Kennett 6, 2OT

Spencer Rymiszewski (two goals, one assist) had the game-winner and Chase Heisman made 12 saves for the Warriors in the Ches-Mont win.

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