Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/14/16
Providence Road Lacrosse, the offseason development program for the Strath Haven HS Boys Lacrosse program, captured its second straight championship in the Varsity Brown division at last weekend’s Lehigh Lacrosse King of the Mountain tournament in Bethlehem, PA.
The squad, made up of players from 8th to 12th grade, advanced through pool play with a 3-0 record, then bested East End (Easton HS) 4-3 in its semi-final before facing Evolve Elite (Canada) 2018 in the championship game. PRL jumped out to a 4-0 cushion, but Evolve came back to take a late 5-4 lead before Will Huestis’ goal with :01 on the clock sent the game into a 4-man braveheart.
PRL gained the first possession of the OT period and Jeffrey Conner stuck the game winner to give PRL its repeat championship. For the day, the squad won four 1-goal games (two in braveheart style) to capture the crown.
Just a day before, the squad spent valuable time at Taylor Hospice in Ridley Park, providing much needed assistance with a variety of tasks for the Foundation. In all, 37 players gave their time and effort to this valuable community service project, one that serves to jump start Strath Haven’s efforts to once again raise funds and awareness to battle Alzheimer’s disease.
The 5th annual Play for the As event, started in 2013, will take place at Strath Haven HS on Saturday April 1, 2017 and has expanded to feature four varsity boys’ lacrosse games. More information on this special event, as well as ways to contribute toward the program’s $20,000 fund raising goal, will soon be available.
Tags: Strath Haven