Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/12/14
Both Philadelphia teams opened play at the Under Armour Underclassmen games with 2-0 starts Friday at Towson University.
The Philly boys first defeated Washington D.C., 11-10 in overtime on a goal by Curtis Zappala (Episcopal Academy). Adam Goldner (Malvern Prep) led the team with three goals and Kyle Anderson (Malvern Prep) added two goals and an assist while Drew Supinski (Haverford School) had a goal and two assists. Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) added a goal and an assist and Matt Moore (Garnet Valley), Andrew Pettit (Tower Hill) and Luke Desperito (Haverford School) each scored once while Lucas Spence (Springfield-Delco) dished two assists and Dox Aitken (Haverford School) had one assist.
Philly also downed the South, 9-6, as Sowers had two goals and three assists and Zappala scored twice while Aitken had a goal and an assist. AJ Traynor (Malvern Prep), Pettit, Desperito and Anderson each scored once while Patrick Lyons (Salesianum School) and Moore contributed assists.
The Philly girls opened with a 20-9 rout of the South as Hannah Keating (Agnes Irwin), Natalie Bulgier (Souderton) and Dakota Pastore (Somerville, NJ) had three goals apiece and Emily Mathewson (Garnet Valley) had two goals and six assists. Ali Kothari (Shipley) was a standout in goal with seven first-half saves. Philly then edged New Jersey, 7-6, as Pastore and Keating had two goals each and Mathewson, Bulgier and Caroline Wakefield (Centreville, VA) scored one apiece. Kothari had six saves in one half and AAA White (Agnes Irwin) contributed four groundballs and three caused turnovers.
Meanwhile, Baltimore’s boys – the defending champions – also started 2-0 as they whipped Upstate New York, 13-5, and rallied past the West, 10-9. Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield) had the tying and winning goals for Baltimore, which trailed, 7-6, and later, 9-8. Patrick Spencer (Boys’ Latin) had three goals to lead Baltimore.