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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from April 1 (boys’/men’s)

Wednesday, 1st April 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, High School  

(This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in lacrosse history), Posted 4/1/20

4/1/09 – Scholastic wrap: Aitken leads Haverford School to 8-7 OT win over Lawrenceville; SJ Prep opens with easy win

Stephen Aitken had the game-tying goal with 1 minute, 30 seconds left in regulation and than the game-winner in overtime to lift Haverford School to an 8-7 victory over visiting Lawrenceville School (N.J.) today in non-league boys’ lacrosse.

Chris Hupfeldt added two goals for the Fords (5-2), ranked second in the PA Media Rankings. Will Horrocks had a goal and an assist and Brendan McGrath and JJ Newland each had a goal. Joe O’Rourke added one assist.

Lawrenceville was ranked No. 23 in the country by Inside Lacrosse heading into play.

St. Joseph’s Prep 14, Penn Charter 2

Brendan Glynn poured in five goals and Colin Fleming had three goals and three assists as The Prep surged to a 9-0 halftime lead and opened its season in style. Kenny Lankford added a pair of goals and Ian Correia, Cory Schuerle, Steve O’Hara and Nick Hansinger each had one.

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4/1/10 – Scholastic boys’ roundup: Radnor downs Upper Dublin; CBE, La Salle, GA, Malvern Prep claim wins

Spencer Lussier collected three goals and two assists and Harrison Lawrence had a goal and an assist to pace Radnor to a 10-3 win over Upper Dublin today in non-league boys’ lacrosse.

Ben Junior, Jeff Puckette, Charley Rubin, Tyler Murkley, Derrick Adger and defenseman Carlos Pelaez scored once each for the Red Raiders (10-3). Pelaez led the defense, which has not allowed an opposing team to score more than three goals this year. Freshman goalie Brendan Manderack made five saves.

Casey Boyd scored twice for the Cardinals (0-2) and Andy Lunney scored once.

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4/1/11 – Friday’s boys’ high school roundup: OJR edges Methacton; CBW, SF, GA, Malvern Prep win

Tyler Graham scored three goals and John Pennell added two goals and two assists as host Owen J. Roberts edged Methacton, 9-8, today in Pioneer Athletic Conference lacrosse.

Kohl Batdorf added two goals and Jarrett Szczecinski had a goal and two assists for OJR (2-2 overall, 2-0 PAC-10).

Cody Ridgway led the Warriors with a goal and four assists and Eli Miller won 12 of 17 face-offs and added a pair of goals. attackman Sean Aronow added two goals and an assist.

The Wildcats jumped to a 5-1 first quarter and held a 6-3 halftime advantage. The Warriors actually tied it, 6-6, on a pair of Sam McAdoo goals, but the ‘Cats scored the next two and

Jake Ross

The visiting Warriors opened the third quarter with a man up goal by Sam McAdoo who added two more goals to get to 6-6. OJR answered with two quick goals to finish the 3rd quarter at 8-6.

Central Bucks West 4, Souderton 1

Central Bucks West goalie Jake Ross makes one of his 15 saves in Friday’s 4-1 win over Souderton (Photo by Mike Harvan)

Jake Ross made 15 saves and allowed only one goal, but his play of the night may have been a full field clear pass to attackman Nate Weiss for the Bucks’ final goal of the night to help CBW earn the Suburban One Continental win.

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4/1/12 – Big City Classic wrap: Philly players help Notre Dame, Duke, UNC claim wins

Liam O’Connor (Haverford School), Westy Hopkins (La Salle, Lawrenceville School) and Stephen O’Hara (St. Joseph’s Prep) helped Notre Dame defeat St. John’s, 13-6, today in the opener of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium at East Rutherford, N.J.

Westy Hopkins

Notre Dame sophomore Westy Hopkins (La Salle-Lawrenceville) looks toward the goal during Sunday’s victory in the Big City Classic

No. 6 Notre Dame (7-1, 2-0) trailed 4-3 at halftime, yet outscored St. John’s 10-2 in the second half en route to the victory. O’Connor had a goal and won 9 of 16 face-offs while Hopkins scored once and O’Hara (defenseman) had four groundballs and a caused turnover.

In the second game, Duke toppled Syracuse as Jordan Wolf (Lower Merion) scored two goals and had three assists, goalie Dan Wigrizer (Haverford School) made eight saves, Brian Dailey (Conestoga) had two groundballs and a caused turnover, and Henry Lobb (Malvern Prep) and Billy Conners (Malvern Prep) each had groundballs.

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4/1/13 – 7th Annual EVANFEST to be held Saturday at Malvern Prep; has raised over $600,000


The 7th Annual EVANFEST, a celebration and fundraising event that features 46 boys’ youth lacrosse teams and a high school game, will be held Saturday at Malvern Prep.

EVANFEST is named after youth standout Evan Brady, who battling osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) for several years until passing away at the age of 19 in 2005. The event has helped to raise over $600,000 for more than 150 families whose children are battling life threatening illnesses.

Teams from three states at the U13 and U15 level will each play two games. The event is capped by the high school matchup of host Malvern and West Chester East at 4:30 p.m.

The event (youth games from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) also will feature an all-day raffle with several hot pieces of gear, as well as many vendors and refreshments.

More than 100 volunteers will help run the event created by Evan’s father, Bill Brady. All money raised goes directly to the families.

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4/1/15 – .@FusionLax boys’ HS roundup: @GAPatriots edge @ANCLacrosse, Radnor tops La Salle

Andrew Towne scored the game-winner off a Jimmy McAfee assist with 4:44 to play, lifting host Germantown Academy to a 7-6 victory Tuesday over Academy of the New Church in a thrilling non-league boys’ lacrosse game.

Towne’s goal came after ANC (4-1) had rallied from a 6-1 deficit and notched four goals in the final period to tie it, 6-6.

GA, which has won four straight and is 4-1 and ranked No. 15 by, got two goals and an assist from McAfee and two goals from Garrett Trucksess. Ian Davies (six) and Leroy Moser (eight) combined for 14 saves.

Jesse Frazier had two goals and an assist for the Lions and James Vandegrift scored twice.

Radnor 9, La Salle 7

Alex Andersen posted 17 saves and Jack Norton had three goals and two assists as the Raiders defeated the Explorers.

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4/1/19 – Phillylacrosse boys’ rankings: WC East, Unionville, Hempfield crack Top 15

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/1/19

The Boys’ Rankings:

  1. Haverford School (6-2) – The Fords play Connecticut prep power Salisbury – No. 2 in last week’s Inside Lacrosse Rankings – Wednesday (6:30 p.m.) at Rutgers University in a neutral-site game.
  2. Malvern Prep (3-3) – The Friars host Episcpal Academy Wednesday in their Inter-Ac League opener.
  3. Conestoga (3-1) – The Pioneers fell to Massachusetts prep power St. Sebastian’s, 12-6 Click here to see full story


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