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PIAA boys’ quarterfinals: Garnet Valley uses strong defense, goaltending to advance

Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 6/3/18

Jake Morin had two goals and three assists and Jason Rose posted 13 saves despite feeling ill as Garnet Valley continued its surprising post-season run Saturday by defeating Cumberland Valley, 6-4, in the PIAA Class AAA boys’ quarterfinals at Don Thomas Stadium in Reiffton, Berks County.

The Jaguars (17-8), the District 1 champion after starting as the 15th seed, will meet District 3 champion Manheim Township in the semifinals Tuesday (5 p.m.) at Don Thomas Stadium (Exeter High).

Clayton Miller put Cumberland Valley ahead, 1-0, but Hunter Baar, Nate Ominsky and Danny Bradley (one goal, two assists) scored to give the Jags a 3-1 lead in the second period. Mitch Lachman later made it 4-2 and Morin scored after CV pulled within 4-3 in the third period.

The game was delayed before it began and during the contest due to inclement weather. Garnet Valley coach Frank Urso said Rose – a first-team All-Central League goalie who has been dominant in the post-season – was almost unable to continue playing in the second half due to an illness. But he remained in the game and stood out again, along with a defense led by defensemen Austin Patton, Sam Morin and Tyler Davis, long pole Gavin Miller and defensive middies Ryan Louden, Greg Reynolds and Ryan Lopez.

Garnet Valley 6, Cumberland Valley 4
Garnet Valley 2-2-1-1- 6
Cumberland Valley 1-1-1-1 – 4

Garnet Valley
Jake Morin 2g, 3a
Danny Bradley 1g, 2a
Hunter Baar 1g
Nate Ominsky 1g
Mitch Lachman 1g
Jason Rose 13 saves



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