Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/15/14
James Spence posted 11 saves and Dan Wasson scored the game-winner with 3:30 to play as visiting Springfield-Delco defeated Garnet Valley, 6-5, Tuesday to scramble the Central League boys’ lacrosse race.
Ganet Valley – ranked No. 3 by Phillylacrosse.com – fell into a first-place tie with Ridley and Penncrest at 4-1. the Jags are 5-1 overall.
The Cougars improved to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the league. Each of their losses were by one goal.
Lucas Spence and Wasson each had two goals and Michael Gerzeback had a goal and an assist as the Cougars lost a 4-1 lead and then went up, 5-4, before the Jags tied it. Joe DeBernardi also scored and Kyle Long dished three assists while Pat Smyth, Zach Methlie Dave Wasson and Jake Crowther led a strong defensive effort.
Michael Bonaddio posted 10 saves and Dan Lanham won 14 of 15 face-offs for the Jags.
“I think we learned from our early losses,” said Springfield-Delco coach Tommy Lemieux. “Young teams benefit from their mistakes.
“We got the lead and then had the ball with 2:30 left and they didn’t touch it the rest of the game. James (Spence) was playing unbelievable. They are a very good team and I am really proud of the effort. It wasn’t perfect, but we rode hard and did the little things.”
“We are really young; I had three freshmen in at one point on offense tonight,” said Lemieux. “But they are responding and they are buying into what we are doing.”
Bishop Shanahan 10, Kennett 7
Alex Wagner scored three goals and Jason Yoquinto posted 12 saves for the Eagles.
Brady O’Neil led Kennett with three goals.
Radnor 15, Haverford High 9
Jack Norton collected five goals and two assists to lead the Raiders.
Bobby McClure pumped in seven goals for the Fords.
Conestoga 13, Marple Newtown 10
Tommy Sopko and Brant Pittman each had three goals and two assists for the Pioneers.
Billy Morgan led the Lions with three goals and an assist.
Malvern Prep 12, Penn Charter 3
Billy Coyle had three goals and two assists and Charles Kelly won 12 of 17 face-offs for the Friars.
Luke Stansfield scored twice for the Quakers.
Haverford School 16, Germantown Academy 4
Forry Smith notched five goals and three assists and Grant Ament had three goals and three assists for the No. 1 Fords.
Grant LaSorda scored twice for GA.
Episcopal Academy 10, Springside Chestnut Hill 3
Connor Ringwalt scored five goals and Christian Feliziani was 12-of-16 at the X for EA.
Spring-Ford 18, Boyertown 6
Kevin Todd collected three goals and two assists to lead the Rams.
Jason Clinton paced Boyertown with three goals.
Shipley School 19, Cardinal O’Hara 7
Ian Walsh posted 12 saves, Chad Allison collected five goals and two assists and Tate Gallagher had four goals and five assists for the Gators.
Downingtown East 8, Henderson 3
Mike Risser had two goals and two assists to lead East.
Noah Richard led the Warriors with two goals.
Ridley 12, Harriton 6
Joe Minnick had three goals and an assist to lead the Green Raiders.
Strath Haven 19, Upper Darby 4
Jack Borbee collected six goals and an assist and Jake Ross had four goals and four assists for the Panthers.
Ryan Simpson had two goals for the Royals.
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