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New Jersey state playoffs: St. Augustine Prep falls to undefeated Bergen Catholic in Non-Public A semifinals

Sunday, 25th May 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/25/14
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Chris Blewitt scored three goals as host Bergen Catholic defeated St. Augustine Prep, 9-7, in the semifinals of the New Jersey Non-Public A tournament, giving coach Joe Haemmerle his 200th career win.

Bergen Catholic – No. 7 in the Warrior/TopLaxRecruits Rankings – advances to face Delbarton on Wednesday in the title game. Delbarton defeated Seton Hall Prep, 9-4.

Michael Reilly added two goals and two assists and Kurt Holuba scored twice for Bergen Catholic (19-0). Brendan Mackie tallied a goal and an assist as Bergen Catholic scored six second-half goals. Matthew Pedrick made 13 saves to help Bergen Catholic move on.

Dean DiSimone had two goals and two assists for St. Augustine (17-6) and Aaron Denesevich added two goals and an assist while Joe Eisele scored twice and Jared Chiachetti added one. Ernie Alvino had 10 saves. The Hermits had won 10 straight games.

Bergen Catholic had never defeated St. Augustine Prep.

In Non-Public B, Immaculata advanced to the final with a 15-5 win over Bishop Eustace and will face Morristown-Beard for the crown. Morristown-Beard toppled Pingry, 8-7.

In Group 4, Southern (20-2) edged Lenape, 11-10, on an overtime goal by Dylan Jinks in the South Jersey final and will meet Westfield for the state title on Wednesday. Westfield (10-8) downed Bridgewater-Raritan, 10-5. Andrew Streilein had three goals and an assist for Lenape.

In Group 3,
Ridgewood (13-7) downed Morristown, 10-4, to win the North title and will meet Moorestown – a 10-9 winner over Shawnee – for the state title on Wednesday. Click here for story on Moorestown-Shawnee game.

In Group 2,
17th-ranked Summit (21-1) defeated Northern Highlands, 6-2, for the North crown and will face Somerville – and 11-5 winner over Seneca – for the title on Wednesday.

In Group 1, Mountain Lakes (20-3) toppled Glen Ridge, 13-4 for the North title. The Lakers will face A.L.-Johnson-Clark, a 10-9 winner over Rumson-Fair Haven, for the title on Wednesday.

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