By Mike Prince
PhillyLacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/14
Drew Murray scored three goals and Sean McKee posted eight saves as host Penn Charter defeated Germantown Academy, 9-2, Wednesday in an Inter-Ac League boys’ lacrosse game.
The Quakers (3-9) evened their league record at 2-2, dropping GA to 4-5 overall and 0-4 in the league.
Penn Charter took a 3-1 lead into the half with goals from Dean Roseman, Murray and Sweeney, and increased its lead to 7-1 after three quarters thanks to goals from four different players.
Cody Sweeney had two goals and an assist and Dean Roseman scored twice for the Quakers while Pierce Kraft had a goal and an assist and Luke Stansfield scored once.
The Quakers are probably the best 3-9 around. They have lost to six teams in national rankings and on Saturday gave Connecticut prep power Salisbury a major scare.
“It was a good win for us,” said McKee, a sophomore committed to Fairfield.
“It takes a lot of pressure off (as a goalie) when our team is scoring like they did. The last few games, we’ve gotten a lot of goals scored against us. It feels good to score a lot and have our defense play well.”
Max Derham and Jimmy McAfee scored for GA, which got five saves in net from goalkeeper Ian Davies. The Pats were outshot by the Quakers, 26-20, while losing the face-off battle, 9-5.
“I just think we had problems handling the ball and we struggled to clear it, struggled with our handled and we ended up playing a lot of defense,” said GA coach Brian Grady. “I think that was probably it,” Grady said.
The Patriots, who are 4-1 in out-of-conference play, will get a break from Inter-Ac play when they travel to New Jersey on Saturday morning for an 11:00 meeting with St. Joseph High School in Metuchen.
“We were 4-4 coming into today and I believe they were as well, so I think it’s going to be a good game,” Grady said. “I’m sure they’re going to be a solid team, so we just have to try and take care of some of the little things and hopefully move forward and try to get better.”
The Quakers will look to beat some of the leaders in the Inter-Ac.
“Today was a good game and the team played well, but there is still room for improvement if we want to beat Episcopal, Malvern or Haverford,” McKee said.
Penn Charter 9, Germantown Academy 2
Germantown Academy 1-0-0-1—2
Penn Charter 1-2-4-2—9
Max Derham 1 goal
Jimmy McAfee 1 goal
Matthew Ho 1 assist
GK Ian Davies 5 saves
Drew Murray 3 goals
Cody Sweeney 2 goals, 1 assist
Dean Roseman 2 goals
Pierce Kraft 1 goal, 1 assist
Luke Stansfield 1 goal
John Horan 1 assist
GK Sean McKee 8 saves