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Boys’ lacrosse: Lauletta OT goal helps Downingtown East down Henderson; sets up 1st-place showdown Thursday vs. D-town West

Tuesday, 24th April 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 4/24/12

Kyle Lauletta scored shortly after the overtime face-off to lift host Downingtown East to a scintillating 8-7 victory tonight over Henderson in a key Ches-Mont League boys’ lacrosse game.

The Cougars (9-3) remain undefeated in the league with a 6-0 mark, tied with Downingtown West in first place. The two powers square off on Thursday at East.

The Cougars gained possession to open the overtime frame after Kevin Clarke (20 of 21 face-offs) won yet another draw. After a timeout, Lauletta (three goals, one assist) started with the ball on the endline and after backing up the shot, he saw Henderson had no one on the crease for the slide and took his defender to the goal.

Aaron Murphy added two goals and an assist for East and Sam Weiss made 14 saves.

Jake Richard, Sebastian Kerslake and Phil Mitten each had two goals for the Warriors.

Downingtown East 8, Henderson 7, OT

Henderson 1-1-2-3-0- 7
Downingtown East 2-2-2-1-1 – 8

Jake Richard 2g
Phil Mitten 2g
Spencer Rymiszewski 1g
Sebastian Kerslake 2g

Kyle Lauletta 3G 1A
Aaron Murphy 2G 1A
Brandyn O’Connell 1G 3A
Kevin Clarke 1G
Ian Riehl 1G
Kevin Clarke 19 for 20 on Face Offs
Sam Weiss 14 Saves

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