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Boys’ wrap: St. Joe’s Prep edges Haverford School; Radnor tops Malvern, La Salle whips Springfield-D

Sunday, 3rd May 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 5/3/09

Brendan Glynn and Colin Fleming each tallied two goals and Mike Zikoski had eight saves as St. Joseph’s Prep edged host Haverford School, 5-4, Saturday in non-league boys’ lacrosse action.

The Prep, ranked No 1 in the PA Media Rankings heading into the week, improved to 10-1. The seventh-ranked Fords (12-8) got two goals from Chris Hupfeldt and a goal and an assist each from Brent Tomlinson and Stephen Aitken.

Ian Correia also scored for St. Joe’s while Kenny Lankford had an assist.  Carl Walrath and Will Horrocks also posted assists for Haverford School.

Radnor 5, Malvern Prep 4

John Dougherty scored two goals and goalie Beau Brady posted 11 saves to lead the host and fifth-ranked Red Raiders (13-3) to a tight win over the sixth-ranked Friars (5-8).

Harrison Lawrence, Spencer Lussier and Zack Donnelly also scored for Radnor. Conor Steidle had three for Malvern, which had dropped four in a row, three of them by one goal. Wills Curley played strong in goal for the Friars while Andrew O’Connell continued to be out with a back injury.

La Salle 14, Springfield-Delco 8

Westy Hopkins pumped in six goals as the host and No. 3 Explorers (11-3) won their 10th straight game. The ninth-ranked Cougars fell to 12-4.

Conestoga 6, Ridley 4

Ryan Lord notched the game-winning goal as the visiting and No. 2 Pioneers (15-1) improved to 9-0 in the Central League.

Scott Kellett had 18 saves for the Green Raiders (10-6, 5-4) while Tyler Johnston scored twice

Pennsbury 9, Holy Ghost Prep 7

Shawn Caven had the game-winner and an insurance goal and collected four tallies in all to lead the host Falcons (10-6) to a thriller over the Firebirds (13-2).

Holy Ghost had tied the game, 7-7, by outscoring the Falcons 5-0 in the third quarter. Andrew Cacchio led the Firebirds with three goals and Andrjko Andrusko was solid with 16 saves in goal.

Pennsbury got a goal and three assists from Calvin Hopkins and 15 saves from goalie Chris Shubert.

Holy Ghost 1-1-5-0 – 7

Pennsbury  4-3-0-2- 9

Goaals: Pennsbury – 9; Shawn Caven 4; Calvin Hopkins 1; Peter Sweetland 1; Kenneth Warren 1; Evan Caterson 1; Connor Delaney 1. Holy Ghost – 7; Andrew Cacchio 3; Sam Johnson 1; Nick Moses 1; Chris Marrone 1; Colin Becker 1

Assists: Pennsbury – 5; Calvin Hopkins 3; Matt Mager 1; Peter Sweetland 1. Holy Ghost – 6; Sam Johnson 2; Colin Becker 1; Andrew Cacchio 1; Chris Marrone 1; Nick Moses 1.

Shots: Pennsbury 32, Holy Ghost 41

Saves: Chris Shubert (Pennsbury) 15, Andrjko Andrusko (Holy Ghost) 16

Abington 14, Strath Haven 7

The Ghosts (12-3) finished a remarkable week with their sixth win in six days by doubling up on the Panthers. Mike Varga scored three goals for the Panthers (8-8) while Dave Alyanakian and Sean McGraw added two apiece.

Downingtown West 12, Haverford High 3

Eric Sanders scored four goals and Ryan Higgins had two as the Whippets improved to 9-5. Trent Stetler led Haverford with two goals

Bishop Shanahan 12, Council Rock South 1

Goalie Ryley O’Keefe made nine saves and did not yield a goal in three quarters while Keegan Lawton had four goals and Mike Thompson had three for the Eagles (5-10).

Shipley School 7, Methacton 3

Matt Gagnier tallied three goals and Mike Litner had two goals and two assists while Jack Tanenbaum posted 14 saves to help the Gators improve to 13-3.

Lawrenceville School (NJ) 13, Hill School 6

Wes Rudy had two goals for the Blues (4-7) in their Mid-Atlantic Prep loss to the host Larries. Lawrenceville used a 4-0 run in the second period to take control of the game after Hill first led, 2-0.

Southern Lehigh 15, Perkiomen Valley 7

Pete Sclafani had three goals for the Vikings, who finished their season at 6-9 with the non-league loss to the Spartans (12-2).

Penn Charter 7, Chestnut Hill Academy 5



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