Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/6/08
Recent Malvern Prep graduate Matt Mackrides (Penn State) scored five goals and added an assist to help lead the offensive assault as the U.S. Boys’ Under-19 Lacrosse Team raced to the most dominant victory in program history by defeating Japan, 27-0, at the 2008 International Lacrosse Federation U-19 Championship at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
It was the first shut-out in U.S. U-19 history and also the team’s largest margin of victory ever. The previous record was 26 goals, set in a 30-4 victory over Japan in 1996 in Toyko. The U.S. lead was 17-0 at halftime. Another key was the efforts of face-off specialist Matt Dolente (Malvern Prep, Johns Hopkins rising sophomore), who won 15 of 21 draws and added an assist.
Also from the Philly area, James Green (Central Bucks East/Ohio State rising junior) added two goals and defender John Lade (Randolph, N.J./Villanova rising sophomore) helped the suffocating US defense record the shutout.
U.S. Goals: Andrew Feinberg 6, Matt Mackrides 5, Jack McBride 4, Craig Dowd 2, Nick Elsmo 2, James Green 2, Dean Gibbons 1, Peter Fallon 1, Tony Mendes 1, Rhamel Bratton 1, Brian Shemesh 1, Ryan Young 1.
U.S. Assists: Craig Dowd 5, Ryan Young 4, Dean Gibbons 2, Jack McBride 2, Andrew Feinberg 1, Matt Mackrides 1, Peter Fallon 1, Matt Dolente 1, Tony Mendes 1, Tim Donovan 1.