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Boys’ wrap: WC East stuns Radnor, 8-5; Downingtown East, Springfield-D, L. Merion win

Thursday, 14th May 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 5/14/09

    Matt Maday scored four goals and Andrew Protenic added three while goalie Justin Laxton was brilliant with 18 saves as visiting West Chester East stunned fourth-seeded Radnor, 8-5, tonight in the second round of the boys’ District 1 lacrosse tournament.

    Thirteenth-seeded East (15-3) advances to the quarterfinals Saturday against Central Bucks East, which bested Unionville, 12-8. Radnor, the fourth-ranked team in the PA Media Rankings, finishes its season at 15-4.

    Radnor led, 2-1, in the first quarter when Protenic scored three unanswered goals off two assists from Chris McCormick (one goal) and one from Ben Tuscai. The East defense then put a net around Laxton, who made several key stops when the Red Raiders did pose a threat.

    Tim Kulp, Chris Saggese, Zach Lieb, Kurt Smith, Killian White, and Jim Barr played standout defense for the Vikings.

    Zack Donnelly led Radnor with two goals and one assist while Jeff Puckette, Rob Norton and Matt Cherry had one goal each.

Radnor  2-1-0-2 – 5

WC East 3-3-1-1 – 8

    Radnor: Zack Donnelly 2g, 1a; Jeff Puckette 1g; Rob Norton 1g; Matt Cherry 1g.

    WCE: Matt Maday 4g; Andrew Protenic 3g, 1a; Chris McCormick 1g, 2a. Ben Tuscai 1a; Justin Laxton 18 saves.

Downingtown East 14, Pennsbury 4

    Kenny Maas pumped in four goals and Shane Sturgis added three goals and three assists as the second-seeded Cougars cruised. Rocco Piliero, Jeff Zelinski and Trey Lauletta each had two goals and Matt Normoyle had five saves while Kevin Barth added three saves. Evan Caterson, Kenneth Warren, Matt Mager and Connor Delaney each scored once for the Falcons.

Lower Merion 13, Upper Dublin 3

    Matt Dilks collected five goals and two assists while Andrew Mongeluzzi had four goals and one assist as the seventh-seeded Aces cruised. Jordan Wolf added two goals and two assists and Ahmad Zachary had a goal and two assists. Joey Shallow scored once.

    Cody Hornung and Hank Altschuler each posted five saves in the goal.

    Jimmy Trentini led the Cards with a goal and two assists while Tim Duke and Eric Breuninger each scored once.

Springfield-Delco 12, Downingtown West 2

    John Cugini tallied four goals and Joe Venit added two as the third-seeded Cougars advanced. Strong defense was turned in by Joe Addona, Brendan Nave, Taylor Canada, Matt Maccario, Joe Devinney and Dan Mojica while goalie Austin Kaut made seven saves.

Conestoga 14, Strath Haven 1

    Paul Mita scored five goals as the top-seeded Pioneers advanced to the quarterfinals.

Garnet Valley 9, Hatboro-Horsham 4

    Eric Warden, Mike Montella and Steve Smyrl each tallied twice as the ninth-seeded Jaguars advanced. Jarett Carr scored twice for the Hatters. 

Central Bucks East 12, Unionville 8

    Matt Hughes collected five goals to lead the fifth-seeded Patriots to the second-round win. Matt Bitzer and Zack Sharman each added two goals for the Patruots while Joe Lisicky led the Indians with three goals and Nick Bacci and Billy Donovan added two apiece.

St. Joseph’s Prep 15, Cardinal O’Hara 2 

    Brendan Glynn had five goals and two assists and Colin Fleming collected four goals and three assists as the The Prep rolled into the Catholic League (District 12) semifinals.  Cory Scheuerle had two goals and an assist and Kenny Lankford had a goal and three assists.

Archbishop Wood 16, Lansdale Catholic 5

    Sean Lindenmuth tallied five goals and Mike Maxwell added four as the Vikings moved into the Catholic League (District 12) semifinals. Vince Furlong added three goals while Dustan Mangan and Sean McCartney each had two and Ben Worthington posted 10 saves. Liam Malley led LC with three goals. Wood will meet South champion St. Joseph’s Prep Tuesday in the semis.

Shipley School 8, Friends Central 3

    Julius Mouser tallied three goals as the top-seeded Gators moved into the Friends’ Schools League finals. They host Academy of the New Church Saturday at 2 p.m.

    Danny Brown and Mike Litner each had a goal and an assist), while Justin Miller (two assists), Nick Sterge (one goal), and defenders Arne Andersen, Will Strathmann, Brad Harris and Pat Sullivan had strong games while face-off specialist Nate Kuntz and goalie Jack Tanenbaum (seven saves) earned the win. Defensive-middie Gore Kamara solidified the midfield defense.

Academy of the New Church 11, Moorestown Friends (NJ) 3

    Steve Nehlig scored three goals tp spark the Lions to the Friends League semifinals win. They play at Shipley Saturday (2 p.m.) for the title.  


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