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Bishop Shanahan repeats as District 1 AA boys’ champion

Thursday, 23rd May 2019

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/23/19

Bryan Rafferty, Owen Murray and Owen Mehok each scored two goals and Kyle Gucwa dished off five assists while Nic Pezone posted 11 saves as Bishop Shanahan defeated Strath Haven, 7-3, to claim its second straight District 1 Class AA championship today at Harriton.

The Eagles (18-1) will the District 2 runner-up (Crestwood or Scranton Prep) in the first round of the PIAA tournament Tuesday. Strath Haven (13-8) will meet District 3 third-place finisher York Catholic in the first round.

The Panthers led, 3-2, in the second period and the game was tied, 3-3, at halftime. But the Shanahan defense, led by Pezone, kept the Panthers off the board the rest of the way.

Mehok put the Eagles ahead, 4-3, four minutes into the third period and Vinny Riccardo made it 5-3 before Mehok and Murray also scored to make it 7-3 late in the third period. Gucwa assisted on all four goals.

Bishop Shanahan wins its second straight District 1 AA championship

District 1 AA championship
Bishop Shanahan 7, Strath Haven 3

Shanahan 2-1-4-0=7
Strath Haven 3-0-0-0=3

Bishop Shanahan
Bryan Rafferty 2G
Gabe Goforth 1A
Owen Murray 2G
Kyle Gucwa 5A
Vinnie Riccardo 1G 1A
Owen Mehok 2G
Nic Pezone 11 saves

Strath Haven
Ethan Belville 2A
Nicky Palermo 1G
Matt Faggioli 1G
Dylan Fitzgerald 1G
Ibo Pio 1A
Vincey Palermo 5 saves

Boys’ District 1 champions
2009 – Conestoga 7, Downingtown East 4
2010 – Conestoga 8, Springfield-Delco 4
2011 – Conestoga 10, Central Bucks East 4
2012 – Conestoga 12, Garnet Valley 6
2013 – Avon Grove 5, Garnet Valley 4
2014 – Avon Grove 9, Bishop Shanahan 3
2015 – Springfield-Delco 7, Conestoga 5
2016 – Upper Dublin 12, Avon Grove 7
2017 Class AA – Springfield-Delco 4, Henderson 3
2017 Class AAA – Conestoga 14, Avon Grove 12
2018 Class AA – Bishop Shanahan 14, Springfield-Delco 4
2018 Class AAA – Garnet Valley 5, Conestoga 4
2019 Class AA – Bishop Shanahan 7, Strath Haven 3
2019 Class AAA – Conestoga 7, Garnet Valley 6


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