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Montgomery County Jr. boys claim gold medal at Keystone Games

Monday, 3rd August 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, Features, Youth, Posted 8/3/09

The Montgomery County region defeated Chester County, 7-3, Sunday to claim its first Keystone State Games Jr. boys’ lacrosse gold medal in action at Penn State.

Team Montco – coached by Joe Vitale – won all five of its round-robin games and blanked Lehigh Valley, 13-0, in the semifinals. The Jr. teams were comprised of boys entering grades nine or lower. Nine regions participated.

Midfielder Matt Rambo (rising freshman at Abington) led the Montco team with his offense and work at the face-off X. Also, Steve Palo (rising freshman at Hatboro-Horsham) was strong at the face-off X and Ray Vandegrift (rising freshman at Penn Charter) helped pace the attack.

Montco’s defense enjoyed a standout tournament (17 goals allowed) and was anchored by goalie Kyle Mullen (rising freshman at Hatboro-Horsham) and defenseman Austin Pifani (rising freshman at Abington).

“Everybody contributed from No. 1 to No. 22,” said Vitali. “It was a great group of kids; we fell behind in only one game. The team was very balanced.”

Montgomery County Jr. Boys’ Roster

Berger, Eric  2013 (rising freshman) will attend Abington HS
Bergman, Stefan  2013 Germantown Academy
Bleiler, Russ  2013 LaSalle College HS
Caplan, Ian  2013 Chestnut Hill Academy
Delaney, Sean  2013 Wissahickon HS
Durkin, Jimmy  2013 Hatboro-Horsham HS
Eidenshink, Andrew  2013 LaSalle College HS
Greenberg, Gus  2013 Abington HS
Higgins, Ryan  2013 Hatboro-Horsham HS
Mischler, William  2013 LaSalle College HS
Mullen, Kyle  2013 Hatboro-Horsham HS
Murphy, Jimmy  2013 Hatboro-Horsham HS
Palo, Steven  2013 Hatboro-Horsham HS
Pifani, Austin  2013 Abington HS
Rall, Forrest  2013 Chestnut Hill Academy
Rall, Wyn  2013 Chestnut Hill Academy
Rambo, Matt  2013 Abington HS
Uhrich, George  2013 LaSalle College HS
Vandegrift, Ray  2013 William Penn Charter HS
Whitehead, Tyler  2013 Upper Dublin HS
Kreston, Connor  2013 Hatboro-Horsham HS
Giunta, Charles  2013 William Penn Charter HS


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