By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/6/14
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Jake Martellucti tallied three goals to help the Duke’s Lacrosse Club (PA) repeat as 2017 division champions today with a 7-4 victory over True Blue (N.Y.) in the National 175 Best of Best Team Showcase at Mitchell Complex.
“This feels awesome,” said Martellucci, a 2017 midfielder at Episcopal Academy who has committed to Maryland and was named Duke’s game MVP.“This is the first win for the Dukes so that feels great. We have been working so hard so far this summer and it feels great to finally have a championship.
“We felt like we needed to get this win because all we’ve done in this tournament. It would’ve been a waste if we didn’t win. We knew this team was going to be really good. They have some commits on that team so we knew we just had to play hard and keep the effort up the whole game.”
True Blue held a 3-2 lead going into the halftime. In the third quarter the Dukes went on a 3-0 run to seize a 5-3 lead. Dylan Tocco tallied two goals for the Dukes while tournament MVP Devon Tavani (Ridley) and Dom DiStefano also scored.
“We felt we needed to win this game,” said Tocco (Moorestown, NJ). “We just wanted to get this win because this was the first championship. Our team played together and stepped it up in the second half. We never gave up and played hard. This feels pretty good and we are all pretty happy.”
Kevin Snyder tallied two goals for True Blue.
Duke’s L.C. 7, True Blue 4
Duke’s LC: 1-1-3-2-7
True Blue: 2-1-1-4
D: Jake Martellucti 3G, Dylan Tocco 2G; Devon Tavani 1G; Dom DiStefano 1G
TB: Kevin Snyder 2G; Angelo Caiazzo 1G; Joseph Dylera 1G