By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/2/16
The Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Rankings:
1. Haverford School (13-4) Prev. No. 1: The Fords took a major step toward an Inter-Ac League title with their 16-12 win over Malvern Prep, completing a sweep of the Friars. 1.
2. Malvern Prep (12-4) Prev. No. 2: The Friars lost their chance to force a tie atop the Inter-Ac and must hope Haverford School gets beaten twice.
3. La Salle (11-2) Prev. No. 4: The Explorers won the first battle with St. Joseph’s Prep, 13-9, but expect the big one to come in a few weeks.
4. Avon Grove (10-1) Prev. No. 6: The Red Devils claimed a thrilling 6-5 win over Upper Dublin, but they have no time to celebrate with a Ches-Mont League showdown Tuesday at Bishop Shanahan.
5. Upper Dublin (12-1) Prev. No. 3: The Cardinals dropped a 6-5 decision to Avon Grove.
6. Spring-Ford (14-1) Prev. No. 5: The Rams have two more league games and then will go into the PAC-10 playoffs as the clear favorite.
7. Bishop Shanahan (11-0) Prev. No. 7: The Eagles host Avon Grove on Tuesday yet to be tested in the Ches-Mont League and play Tuesday at Downingtown West.
8. Salesianum School (10-2) Prev. No. 8: The Sals downed Easton, 15-8, on Saturday.
9. Strath Haven (12-2) Prev. No. 10: The Panthers play at Haverford High Tuesday in a battle of teams tied atop the Central League with Garnet Valley and Conestoga.
10. Garnet Valley (10-3) Prev No. 11:The Jaguars host Conestoga Tuesday in one of two games involving the four Central league co-leaders.
11. Haverford High (12-2) Prev. NR The Fords are tied for first in the Central League race and host co-leader Strath Haven on Tuesday.
12. Conestoga (9-4) Prev. No. 9:The Pioneers rebounded from consecutive losses to topple Ridley, 13-9, and they hae a chance to remain tied atop the Central League Tuesday when they travel to Garnet Valley.
13. Hun School (7-4) Prev. No. 13: The Raiders dropped three in a row to Malvern Prep, Bergen Catholic and Brunswick School (CT).
14. Lenape (NJ) 9-0 Prev. No. 14: The Indians meet St. Augustine Prep on Thursday.
15. St. Joseph’s Prep (9-4) Prev. No. 15: The Hawks fell to La Salle, 13-9, but they will look to get their revenge later this month.
Under consideration: Academy of the New Church (12-2), Allentown Central Catholic (12-2), Central Bucks East (9-4), Easton (12-2), Episcopal Academy (5-8), Germantown Academy (8-9), Henderson (8-3), Lawrenceville School (10-7), Manheim Township (13-2), Moorestown (10-2), North Penn (10-1), Penncrest (8-5), Springfield-Delco (8-6), St. Augustine Prep (6-7), Wilson (15-0).