Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/15/09
Junior midfielder Alex Chay scored his game-high fourth goal with 2:27 left in overtime to give host St. Paul’s (Md.) a stunning 13-12 victory over Haverford School, Saturday in a season opener involving nationally-ranked boys’ lacrosse teams.
St. Paul’s, ranked 19th in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National Rankings got as strong effort from senior keeper, Harry Krieger (14 saves), who is headed to Harvard.
Colton Growney, Will Horrocks, Brendan McGrath, Liam O’Connor and Carl Walrath each netted two goals while Brent Tomlinson and Chris Hupfeldt added one apiece for the 13th-ranked Fords. Horrocks and Walrath each added two assists and Duke-bound Dan Wigrizer posted 8 saves
After being tied in the opening stanza 3-3, the Crusaders seized a 10-6 halftime lead. But the Fords tallied fpur unanswered goals to tie it, 10-10, late in the third period. The Crusaders had an edge in groundballs, 32-29, but Haverford won 15 out of 26 face-offs. Each team had 35 shots.
Penn Charter 6, Loyola Blakefield 5
Freshman Shane Carr notched a hat trick in his first scholastic game and older brother Dan Carr was superb in the nets as the Quakers opened their season with a key win over the Baltimore power at Drexel University.
Andy Grabowski added two goals and Joey Sankey scored once for PC, which fell behind, 3-1, early in the game but used superior defense and goaltending as well as strong ball movement to rally.
“It was one of those games where we did all the things we needed to do,” said Dan Carr, headed to Lehigh. “We controlled the ball and the ‘D’ played great. I am proud of my little brother; he had the first goal for us and that was big.
“We were really happy. It wasn’t a game where they they beat themsleves. We went out and beat that team. With all the kids we lost from last year, I’ve been telling kids all year that we just have to keep the ball moving. It’s our first game and it’s nice to start off with a win.
“If we keep doing the things we did yesterday, we’re going to have a good year.”