By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/24/18
It’s a typical, overused cliche statement, when a lacrosse player says his team wins due to good team chemistry.
But Logan Hone was happy to say the South Shore 2020 travel team – with 12 of its 20 members coming from St. Augustine Prep – has good team chemistry, and he has plenty to back it up.
“We do have good team chemistry,” said Hone, a midfielder who attends St. Augustine. “We are all really good friends and we’re with each other every single day at school and in the summer. We have chemistry other teams really don’t have.”
This weekend South Shore showed its form by winning the Victory Events Boys’ Summer Slam 2020 AA championship, topping Upstate Lacrosse (NY), 6-4, in the title game Sunday at Westtown School. In all, South Shore went 5-0, downing Peninsula Gold, 8-6, in the semifinals.
Hone had two goals and David Burr, of St. Augustine, added a pair of goals and an assist as South Shore bolted to a 4-0 lead and fended off an Upstate rally. Colin Wingate and Kyle Bartleson, both from St. Augustine, each scored once.
“We played a complete game,” said Burr. “We had some bumps the first couple games, but we came out here and had a complete game.”
“We all played really hard; we wanted it more than all the other teams,” added Hone. “All-around, we played really well; in goal, on defense and we faced off well. I thought we moved the ball well on offense.”
Colin Kelly (CBA Syracuse) had two goals to pull Upstate within 4-3 late in the first half while Wyatt Auyerr (CBA Syracuse) and Kyle Caves (Liverpool) each scored once.
2021 AA – Green Turtle (MD) 11, South Shore 2
Jack Horrigan (McDonogh), Matt Greaver (Boys’ Latin), Tucker Hebert (Gilman) and Jake Tompkins (Gilman) led the offense while Bill Dwan Jr. (Loyola Blakefield) and Gus Kalas (Gonzaga) paced the defense.
2020 A – Duke’s Virginia 7, True Ohio 6
Richard Kidwell (Cave Spring 2020), Kenyon John (Patrick Henry 2019) and Zach Martin (Cave Spring 2019) each scored twice while Spencer Amacher (Blacksburg 2020) added one and Tye Whitlowe (Patrick Henry 2020) and Jayme Hollimion (Blacksburg 2019) stood out in goal.
Mason Meulenberg (St. Anne’s-Belfield), who led the defense, said, “We won with hustle plays and good defense.”
Added attackman Cade Smith (Patrick Henry 2020): “The defense definitely played really strong and we moved it a lot better than we usually do. We got a lot of good looks; we didn’t convert them all, but we were possessing the ball and not turning it over.”
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