Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/12/14
After suffering a penalty-filled and heartbreaking 9-8 loss to New England, Team Philadelphia bounced back today with a key 18-7 victory over the Midwest to secure a playoff berth in the Under Armour Underclassmen Games at Towson University.
Team Philly (3-1) got balanced scoring as six players scored two goals and six more scored one in the victory over Midwest – which got its lone win over New England on Friday.
The scoring was led by Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin, two goals and two assists), Curtis Zappala (Episcopal Academy, two goals and two assists), Andrew Pettit (Tower Hill, two goals and one assists), Matt Moore (Garnet Valley, two goals and one assist), Lucas Spence (Springfield-Delco, two goals) and Adam Goldner (Malvern Prep, two goals). AJ Traynor (Malvern Prep), Dox Aitken (Haverford School) and Tom McNamara (Haverford School) each had a goal and an assist and Drew Supinski (Haverford School), Ryan McNulty (Bishop Shanahan), and Kyle Anderson (Malvern Prep) each scored once while Luke Desperito (Haverford School) had an assist.
Ryan Kern (Salesianum School) and Colin Reder (Episcopal Academy) have been strong in goal while Dan Lanham (Garnet Valley) and Charles Kelly (Malvern Prep) have been a strong duo at the face-off X.
In the loss to New England, Philly had seven penalties to New England’s none as it capitalized with six man-up goals. Beau Kush (Avon Grove) and Goldner each had two goals while Pettit, Spence,
McNamara and Anderson each scored once. Aitken had two assists and Moore, Mike Risser (Dowmningtown East), and Patrick Lyons (Salesianum) each had one.
Team Philly, which is on track to gain the top seed in the red Division, will play a semifinal game against a team to be determined at 12:45 p.m.
The Philly girls dropped a 14-4 decision to Long Island and fell to 2-1. Philly still can make the playoffs with a win Sunday over the West.