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Boys’ wrap: No. 1 Conestoga tops Downingtown East, 8-4; Holy Ghost Prep stuns Penn Charter, 11-8

Thursday, 26th March 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 3/26/09

Paul Mita scored four goals and added one assist Thursday to help Conestoga defeat visiting Downingtown East, 8-4, in a boys’ lacrosse game involving two teams in the Pennsylvania Media Rankings PIAA Top 10.

The win lifted Conestoga, ranked No. 1, to 3-0. The Cougars, ranked No. 9, fell to 3-1.

Also scoring for the Pioneers were Jason Klunder, Matt Smith, Peter Bowers and Jeff Chu. Ryan Lord added one assist while Nick Shea (three saves) and Peter Zonino (six saves) shared the goaltending chores.

Shane Sturgis led D-town East with two goals.

Holy Ghost Prep 11, Penn Charter 8

Andrijko Andrusko was masterful with 17 saves in goal as the Firebirds (3-0) stunned visiting Penn Charter (2-2), ranked No. 10 in the state in the Lacrosse Media Rankings.

Chris Marrone led Ghost with three goals while Nick Moses had two goals and three assists and Colin Becker and Andrew Cacchio had two goals and two assists each. Forrest Kelly and Jeremy Omrod each scored once as the Firebirds overcame a 5-4 halftime deficit.

For PC, Dan Carr made 11 saves and Tyler White had three goals while Joey Sankey had a goal and three assists.

“We shocked some people today,” said Ghost coach Lou Cacchio. “But we are for real. We really proved that we could play. We’ve never beaten a ranked team and this gives our kids confidence.”

Perkiomen Valley 11 Boyertown 10, 2 OT

Zack Teater had three goals for the Bears in the Pioneer Athletic Conference loss to Perk Valley. Jake Reidenauer and Matt Salvetti had two goals apiece for Boyertown and Drew Millard, Sam O’Herrick and Alex Millard had one each.

Abington 10, Upper Dublin 9

Joey Jones had three goals and an assist and Rich Rambo had two goals and an assist to lead the Ghosts in their opener. Anthony Hensley and Dan Lomady each scored twice and Ryan Ambler had a goal and an assist. Jon Cairone (four saves) and Jesse McGinley (seven saves) split the goaltending chores.

West Chester East 8, Pennsbury 6 The host Vikings outscored the Falcons 4-0 in the final period to improve to 2-0. Ben Tuscai had three goals and two assists, including the game-tying score and Andrew Protenic had the game-winner on a man-up situation. Matt Biegel (two assists), Zach Lieb, Chris McCormick and Kevin Holleran also scored for East and goalie Justin laxton had eight stops.
Kenneth Warren led Pennsbury (2-1) with three goals and Ricky Jutkiewicz added a pair. Tim Considine scored once and David Cutler had 10 saves.

Episcopal Academy 16, Cardinal O’Hara 1

Cody Isdaner scored four goals to lead the Churchmen (3-1).

Devon Prep 9, Delaware County Christian School 2

James Meyer led the Tide with three goals while Quinn White and Pete Delong had two each. Goalie Zac Chunglo (13 saves) and the rest of the Tide defense turned in a stellar performance. Matt Gruchaz had a goal and several crucial clears and picked up six ground balls.

Kennett 13, Harriton 10 Noah Levin had three goals and two assists for Harriton in defeat. Nate Kotarra added three goals and Rob Schwab had two while Kenny Kurtzman and Will Carabasi added one each and Josh Millan made 13 saves. Spring-Ford 8, Methacton 7, OT Tyler Novotny scored his third goal of the game with 1:08 left in OT to lift the Rams to the Pioneer Conference thriller. Brian Bock, who assisted on the goal, also had three goals and Jesse Ercole made 13 saves. Calvin Miller had three goas for Methacton.

Archbishop Carroll 15, Conwell-Egan 11

Central Bucks East 17, Neshaminy 3

Academy of the New Church 8, New Hope-Solebury 7

Upper Darby 13, Monsignor Bonner 2

Owen J. Roberts 17, Pottsgrove 2

Marple Newtown 10, Council Rock North 6

Ridley 10, Henderson 7

Garnet Valley 10, Avon Grove 5



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