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Delaware boys’ state finals: Salesianum rallies to top Tower Hill, 7-5, to avenge loss last season and earn second crown in three years

Saturday, 28th May 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Delaware, High School, Posted 5/28/11

Andrew Blundin (one assist), Dillon Walker and William Freeborn each scored two goals and host Salesianum School rallied from a 3-1 halftime deficit to defeat Tower Hill, 7-5, today to claim the Delaware boys’ lacrosse state championship.

The Sals (16-1) scored five goals in the third period and avenged a 5-4 double overtime loss to Tower Hill in last year’s finals. They won their second crown in three years and closed the year with 16 wins in a row.

Troy Reeder drew the Sals within 3-2 with 10:21 left in the third period when he returned to the field following a penalty and scored while falling down. Salesianum won the ensuing face-off and Matthew Shaw fed Freeborn for the tying goal just 17 seconds later.

Blundin then capitalized on a Tower Hill turnover at midfield and gave his team a 4-3 lead with 7:38 left in the third quarter. Freeborn and Blundin both scored again to make it 6-3 late in the period.

The Hillers made a late comeback try, getting their last two goals from Michael Pettit (three goals, one assist) to cut the deficit to 6-5 with 9:04 remaining. However, Salesianum and goalie Matt Barone (nine saves) shut the door.

For Tower Hill (13-5), Will Mette and David Kullman each scored once and Chas Robino added two assists. Goalie Stephen Kullman made five saves.


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