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.@IACChallenge quarterfinals: @MPFriars advance to meet Haverford School with 11-6 win over @Lvillelacrosse

Wednesday, 13th May 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/13/15

Charles Kelly won 17 of 20 face-offs and Billy Coyle collected three goals and two assists as Malvern Prep defeated Lawrenceville School tonight in the Inter-Ac Challenge quarterfinals at the Conshohocken Proving Grounds.

Malvern prep's Charles Kelly wins one of his 17 face-offs during Wednesday's 11-6 quarterfinals win over Lawrenceville School

Malvern Pprep’s Charles Kelly wins one of his 17 face-offs during Wednesday’s 11-6 quarterfinals win over Lawrenceville School (Photo by Rene Schleicher)

The fourth-seeded Friars (13-9) advance to semis at 7:30 p.m. Friday at PPL Park to meet top-seeded Haverford School.

Malvern Prep broke open a tight game by outscoring the fifth-seeded Big Red (10-8), 5-1, in the final period while notching the game’s last four goals.

“It’s a new season,” said Kelly, a senior headed to North Carolina. “We just want to keep improving every day and keep the season going so the seniors can keep playing with this jersey on.

“We did well today. Everyone played great D and the offense started a little slow and picked it up toward the end. We did great between the lines. On the face-offs, the wings played great; I couldn’t do it without them, obviously. And you have to give it to the young defense and (goalie James) Rodgers.”

Kelly said the only way his team can beat Hwverford School – undefeated and top-ranked in the nation – would be for the Friars to play their best game.

“It’s going to take the best out of everyone,” he said. “We have to play a full game.”

Drew Schantz scored three goals for Malvern and AJ Traynor and Mike Fay each added two goals and an assist.

Tyler Haskell scored twice for Lawrenceville and 2018 goalie Miles Thompson was a standout with 20 saves.

Malvern Prep 11, Lawrenceville School 6

Malvern Prep 1-4-1-5- 11
Lawrenceville 1-3-1-1- 6

Malvern Prep
Scottie Wjte 1g
Billy Coyle 3g, 2a
Adam Goldner 2a
AJ Traynor 2g, 1a
Mike Fay 2g, 1a
Drew Schantz 3g
Mike Mulqueen 1a
James Rodgers 3 saves
Charles Kelly 17 of 20 FO

Lawrenceville School
Matt Hubler 1g, 2a
John Coffey 1g
Cal Fullerton 1g
Jamieson DeMarco 1a
Wade Maloney 1g, 1a
Tyler Haskell 2g
Peter Firestone 1a
Miles Thompson 20 saves

Chris Aslanian of Hun School is defended by ANC's Eric Carr during Wednesday's quarterfinal (Photo by Rene Schleicher)

Chris Aslanian of Hun School is defended by ANC’s Eric Carr during Wednesday’s quarterfinal (Photo by Rene Schleicher)

Second-seeded Hun School (NJ) 13, 10th-seeded Academy of the New Church 4

The second-seeded Raiders (17-0) rolled into the semis to face the Episcopal Academy-Hill School winner, opening a 9-0 first-period lead.

Hun, ranked No. 4 in the Epoch Lacrosse North America Rankings, got six goals and an assist from Brendan Rooney and three goals and three assists from Chris Donovan.

Kevin Vandegrift had two goals and an assist for the 10th-seeded Lions (15-3).

Hun School 9-0-3-1- 13
Academy of the New Church 0-2-1-1- 4

Hun School
Chris Donovan 3g, 3a
Chris Aslanian 3g
Brendan Rooney 6g, 1a
Brendan Black 1g, 1a
Owen Black 1g, 2a
Jon Levine 2 saves
Gib Versfeld 9 saves

David Closterman 1g
Jesse Frazier 1a
Seamus Hogan 1a
Kameron Kittrels 1a
James Vandegrift 1g
Kevin Vandegrift 2g, 1a
Thomas Villante 12 saves

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