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District 1 boys’ lacrosse: Downingtown West claims 14-4 victory over Spring-Ford; Conestoga routs Abington

Saturday, 21st May 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 5/21/11
From Staff Report and

Zach Logan fired in four goals and Eric Renkel added two goals and three assists while helping his team dominate at the face-off X to power third-seeded Downingtown West to a convincing 14-4 victory over No. 11 Spring-Ford in a District 1 quarterfinal boys’ lacrosse playoff today at Harriton High.

Downingtown West's Eric Rankel had a big all-around game offensively and at the face-off X in helping the Whippets advance to the District 1 semifinals Saturday

The third-seeded Whippets improved to 19-1 and advanced to a semifinal matchup with No. 2 seed Central Bucks East Tuesday at Plymouth Whitemarsh (6 p.m.).

The loss drops the Pioneer Athletic Conference champion Rams (20-3) into a Tuesday play-back game at fifth-seeded Avon Grove (time TBA), which was upset 4-3 in double-overtime by Pennsbury.

Spring-Ford, which fell behind 4-0 by the end of the first period and 7-1 at the intermission, had trouble gaining possession as Downingtown West posted a 14-4 advantage in face-offs and a 39-28 edge in shots. Rankel won 8 of 10 face-offs.

Brad Shenberger had two goals and an assist and Dylan Ikkala added two goals.

Drew Thomas, Brian Bock, Zach Monzo and Justin Kelly all scored goals for the Rams, with Jared Novia contributing 14 saves.

Downingtown West 14, Spring-Ford 4
Spring-Ford 0 1 2 1 – 4
Downingtown West 4 3 4 3 – 14

Downingtown West
Zach Logan 4 goals
Eric Rankel 2 goals, 3 assists, 6 GB, 8 of 10 FO
Dylan Ikkala 2 goals
Brad Shenberger 2 goals, 1 assist
Tyler Keen 1goal, 1 assist
Ryan Hibbs 1 goal
Tim Roberts 1 goal
Zach Barr 1 goal
Tyler McWilliams 3 assists
Max Carrol 3GB
Max Dawson 3GB
Mike Paoline 2GB
Matt Smedlein 4 of 7 FO
Dustin Keen winning goalie

Drew Thomas 1g, 1a
Justin Kelly 1g
Brian Bock 1g, 1a
Zach Monzo 1g
Jared Novia 14 saves

Conestoga 14, Abington 1

Connor Frisina scored four goals and Tyler Brooke added three goals and an assist as the top-seeded Pioneers coasted into the semifinals by routing thew Ghosts.

Conestoga (19-1) will meet Pennsbury in the semis Tuesday at Plymouth Whitemarsh at 8 p.m. Abington plays at Avon Grove at a time to be determined.

Travis O’Connor made 16 saves for the Ghosts and Nick Pisko scored their lone goal.

AHS 0 0 1 0 – 1
CHS 3 3 5 3 – 14

Conner Frisina 4g
Tyler Brooke 3g, 1a
Bradlee Lord 2g, 2a
Tanner Scott 1g, 1a
Kevin Rudd 1g
Billy Flatley 2a
Michael McGregor 1g
Ray Niccolo 1g
Kyle Morrison 1g 1a
Jordan Klunder 1a
Brian Dailey 1a
John Lopes 2 saves
Robbie Zonino 2 saves
Andrew Anido 4 saves

Nick Pisko 1g
Dan Lomady 1a
Travis O’Connor 16 saves

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