Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/14/17
Radnor Boys Youth Lacrosse organization culminated a very successful 2017 Spring season on June 3/4 resulting in two Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (SEPYLA) championships for the 7th/8th grade Elite team (A1E) and the 5th/6th grade Elite team (B1E).
The A1E team was coached by Peter Samson as he capped off his 25+ year coaching run with a dramatic sudden death win in overtime against a very strong Wissahickon Lacrosse team. Radnor has jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Wissahickon tied the game up in the third quarter and took took one goal leads twice in the fourth quarter.
Mr. Samson commented, “Obviously, it’s great to finish a coaching career with a championship, but more importantly, this team was one of the most talented, if not the most talented I have coached and they were committed to winning this title all year. They are a great group of kids.”
The B1E team, coached by Dennis Goldstein, played its perennial rivals of Marple-Newtown. Radnor jumped out to an early five-goal lead, but Marple fought back hard to tie it up at the half. Radnor then regrouped and took command of the game winning 12-7.
Coach Goldstein said after the game, “I couldn’t be prouder of this team, they came and played good hard, smart lacrosse and didn’t get down when Marple came charging back.”
He also noted that this team has now won the championship for their division back to back.