Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/26/14
Sophomore AJ Traynor scored the game-winner with 4:30 to play as Malvern Prep remained undefeated today by rallying past St. Augustine Prep (N.J.), 7-6, at the 14th Annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor High.
The Friars, No. 1 in the Phillylacrosse.com Rankings, improved to 16-0 and won their sixth game by one goal. The Hermits fell to 7-5.
St. Augustine led, 6-4, after a goal by Jared Chiachetti with 2:10 to play in the third period. But Kyle Anderson made it 6-5 late in the stanza off a feed from fellow sophomore Adam Goldner (one gola, three assists) and Goldner tied it off a pass from Sparky Hilburn (one goal, two assists) with 6:36 to play.
“We definitely have big target on our backs as the season goes along,” said Goldner. “With the undefeated season, It gets bigger and we have won some close games.”
Malvern Prep ended a week which saw it defeat Haverford School, 8-7, in overtime and take over sole possession of first place in the Inter-Ac League.
“We just have to stay focused and stay humble,” said Goldner. “We need to keep treating the season one game at a time and not worry about next week or two weeks after that – we just want to worry about the next game.”
Dean DeSimone led the Hermits with two goals and an assist and goalie Ernie Alvino had nine saves.
Traynor had two goals and Charles Kelly won 10 of 16 face-offs for the Friars. Tripp Traynor and Conor Glanco each scored once.
Malvern Prep 7, St. Augustine Prep 6
Malvern Prep 1-3-1-2- 7
St. Augustine Prep 2-2-2-0 – 6
Adam Goldner 1g, 3a
Kyle Anderson 1g
AJ Traynor 2g
Tripp Traynor 1g
Sparky Hilburn 1g, 2a
Conor Glancy 1g
Charles Kelly 10 of 16 FO
Carson Cocco 6 saves
St. Augustine Prep
Dean DiSimone 2g, 1a
Joe Eisele 1g
Jared Chiachetti 1g
Charlie Kitchen 1a
Bryce Young 1g
Aaron Denesevich 1g
Ernie Alvino 9 saves