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Tuesday’s scholastic boys’ roundup: Abington tops Pennsbury to clinch Suburban National crown; Springfield-Delco wins Central League

Tuesday, 11th May 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 5/11/10

Joey Jones collected five goals and three assists as host Abington defeated Pennsbury, 13-9, tonight to clinch the Suburban One National Conference boys’ lacrosse championship.

The Ghosts (17-1, 10-0), ranked No. 4 in the PIAA in the PA Media Rankings, claimed their fourth straight conference crown. Matt Rambo added four goals and Rich Rambo had two goals and one assist, Nick Pisko scored twice and Ryan Ambler contributed five assists.

The Ghosts’ defense, which did not receive as much notoriety as the potent Abington attack this year, also had a banner day. That unit was led by Chris Duffy and Anthony Greco, while Jesse McGinley made eight saves.

Dan Caggia had four goals to lead the Falcons (15-2, 8-2). Tim Considine added two goals and one assist.

Springfield-Delco 7, Radnor 4

Jordan Demcher, Joe Venit and Bobby Gildea each scored two goals and Austin Kaut made nine saves in goal as the host Cougars clinched the Central League championship and finished at a perfect 11-0.

Springfield-Delco, the No. 1 ranked team in the PA Media Rankings, improved to 16-1 and will surely receive the top seed in the upcoming District 1 tournament. Colin Keegan also scored once.

Radnor was led by Ben Junior (one goal, one assist).

Haverford School 10, Episcopal Academy 3

Matt Walters scored three goals and Stephen Aitken added a pair while Conor Kelly made 15 saves to help the Fords (17-4) stay within striking range of a share of the Inter-Ac crown.

Haverford School can earn a tie with Malvern Prep by defeating Penn Charter on Thursday.

Great Valley 11, Avon Grove 10, OT

Eric Gartner scored seven goals, including the game-tying tally with 59 seconds left in regulation, and Campbell Armstrong got the game-winner in overtime as the Patriots spoiled the Red Devils’ hopes of a Ches-Mont League co-championship.

Avon Grove (11-4, 7-2) suffered its second loss in a row and fell one game behind Downingtown West and Downingtown East.

Great Valley goalie Nick DiPiano made 15 saves. Damian Sobieski scored three goals for Avon Grove.

Northeast 5, Delaware valley Charter 1

In the last regular season league game for both teams, host Northeast got two goals from John Liebig. Adding one goal each were Donte Collier, Da Sok, and Matt Ragan. Scoring the lone goal for DVCHS was senior Jeremiah Mitchell.

Spring-Ford 11, Boyertown 7

Paul major scored four goals and Drew Thomas added two goals and three assists while Josh Sutterfield had a goal and an assist as the Rams (18-1) advanced to the PAC-10 championship game.

Spring-Ford will meet Owen J. Roberts – an 11-7 winner of Perkiomen Valley – in the championship game Thursday at Spring-Ford at 5:30 p.m.

Owen J. Roberts 11, Perkiomen Valley 7

The Wildcats (14-5 overall) will got four goals from Connor Kelly and three goals from Kohl Batdorf in the semifinal victory.

Justin Morgan led the Vikings (11-6) with three goals.

La Salle 9, Moorestown (NJ) 4

Kevin Forster and Dan Losier each scored three goals as the Explorers improved to 13-2 with the non-league win over the South Jersey foe.

Downingtown West 12, Henderson 5

Ryan Higgins had three goals and two assists and Eric sanders and Eric Rankel each had three goals as the Whippets (15-2) stayed tied atop the Ches-0Mont League with a 9-1 mark.

Max Siskind had four goals for the Warriors.

Devon Prep 5, Octorara 2

Senior Quinn White had four goals and senior goalie Zac Chunglo made 18 saves to lead the Tide on Senior Day. Ten seniors were honored for helping build the program which is four years old

Freshman Mike Knauss chipped in in one goal and Pat Robbins had an assist while Ed Welsh, Andrew Robie, John Thomas were standouts on defense for Devon.

CB South 11, North Penn 6

Luke Dachowski had four goals to lead the Titans to the Suburban One National victory.

CB East 9, CB West 2

Matt Brodzik had three goals and two assist as the Patriots moved within one win of clinching a tie for the Suburban One Continental Conference title.

Bishop Shanahan 7, Interboro 4

Michael Thompson had four goals and an assist as the Eagles earned the non-league

Adam Moore had 14 saves for the Bucs.

Conestoga 17, Ridley 6

Ryan Buttenbaum scored three goals and Matt Smith added two goals and three assist as the Pioneers settled for second place in the Central League.

Kyle Blakemore had two goals and an assist for the Green Raiders.

Pennridge 8, Souderton 7

Scott Hunsberger scored with 3.6 seconds left in the game to lift the Rams to the victory. Kevin Figaniak and Eric Fernandez each scored twice.

Grant Nice made 21 saves in a standout effort for the losing Indians.

Upper Darby 14, Marple Newtown 8

Dillon Burke had 11 first-half saves and Jake Syre had three goals and an assist to lead the attack for the Royals in the Central League win.

Unionville 15, Bayard Rustin 7

Richard Kaiser scored his 100th career goals and along with Mike Nowoswiat finished with four goals and four assists to lift the Indians,

Harriton 7, Haverford High 5

Zach Fink scored three goals as the Rams won their first Central League game.

Garnet Valley 9, Lower Merion 6

Mike Montella scored three goals to lift the Jaguars to the Central League win.

Jordan Wolf, Joey Shallow and Ahmad Zachary each had two goals for the Aces.

Penncrest 8, Strath Haven 3

Andrew Caldwell scored five goals to spark Penncrest to the victory.

Kennett 12, West Chester East 11, OT

Evan Allvord (three goals) scored the game-winner in overtime and and Kevin McQuiston had five goals to pace Kennett.

Matt Biegel had five goals for East.

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