Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/22/11
The Penn Star U-13 team posted a 5-0 record at the US Lacrosse National Youth Festival in Raleigh, N.C. last weekend.
The defense was led by goaltenders Sean McKee (Crooked Crosse) and James Sence (Springfield).
In the five games, the PennStar defense only gave up 13 goals (eight at even strength). All defenders had a hand in the teams success: Alex Malitas (Abington), Liam Hare (Collegeville), Cole Thomas (Lionville), Kyle Cissone (Abington), Pat Smyth (Springfield) and long pole middie, Nick D’Ambrosio (Central Bucks).
The midfield dominated each game between the lines on offense, defense and face offs: Craig Coleman (Central Bucks), Evan Scott (Crooked Crosse), Mathew Moore (BYC), Jake Martellucci (Conestoga), John Nostrant (Ashbee), Billy Holmes (Great Valley), Tim Irvine (West Chester), Christopher Morrison (Conestoga). Both Keyveat Postell (Ashbee) and Aaron McCartney (Lionville) were selected to the team but unable to play due to injuries.
The attack group was solid all weekend: Brett Baskin (Conshohocken), Bobby McClure (Haverford), Michale Mehlmann (Central Bucks), Forry Smith (Collegeville). Alex Wagner (Lionville) and Addison Mueller (Avon Grove) split time at attack and midfield.
Every offensive player scored in the tournament. The following is a recap of the games.
Game 1 vs Northern California: 1st half, 9-0 lead. Final score 13-1. Ten of 13 goals were assisted and nine players had a point or more.
Game 2 vs San Diego: 1st half 8-1 lead. Final score 13-3. Nine of 13 goals were assisted and nine players had a point or more.
Game 3 vs North Carolina Cannons: 1st half 9-2 lead after giving up first two goals of the game. Final score 14-4. Six of 14 goals were assisted and 11 players had a point or more.
Game 4 vs Hudson Valley, NY: 1st half 7-1 lead. Final score 14-1. Nine of 14 goals were assisted and 10 players had a point or more.
Game 5 vs Maryland Youth Lacrosse (MYLA): 1st half 6-0 lead. Final score 10-4. Five of 10 goals were assisted and eight players had a point or more.
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