(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)
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/2/20
Paul Mita scored four goals to help nationally-ranked Conestoga defeat host Penncrest, 13-2, in a Central League boys’ game today.
The Pioneers (6-0, 2-0) moved into the national spotlight today when it received a ranking of No. 25 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Power Rankings. Conestoga also is ranked No. 1 in the PA Lacrosse Media Rankings as well as the Phillylacrosse.com Rankings.
Jason Kunder and Ryan Lord each added a pair of goals for the Pioneers while Austin Rogusky, Tanner Scott and Mike Ackerman each had one goal. Matt Smith added two assists. Dan Jones led the Lions (2-3, 0-3) with both of their goals and Brendan Mclhenney made 15 saves.
Eric Waibel and Damian Sobieski each scored four goals as host Avon Grove earned a key 11-7 victory over Spring-Ford today in a battle of Philly boys’ lacrosse unbeatens.
The Devils, coming off an emotional, 9-8, overtime thriller over Great Valley Thursday in the Ches-Mont League, improved to 4-0. The Rams fell to 3-1.
The Devils raced to an 8-2 halftime lead before Spring-Ford recovered and drew within 8-6 in the third period. Trevor Hornby added a goal and two assists and Anthony DiNenno had a goal and won 14 of 19 face-offs for Avon Grove. Colin Peck scored once and Tommy Malone made eight saves in goal.
For the Rams, Brian Bock and Drew Thomas each scored twice – for Thomas it gave him 101 career goals. Jared Novia was brilliant in the cage 18 saves.
The win was particularly sweet for Avon Grove coach Eric Jackson, who remains close friends with Rams coach Kevin Donnelly, his old college roommate at West Chester
Brett Incollingo had six caused turnovers and eight ground balls and Andrew Montemarano had three caused turnovers and four ground balls to lead the Holy Ghost Prep defense in a 9-0 blanking of host Council Rock North today in non-league boys’ lacrosse.
Goalies Greg Price (eight saves) and Ryan McCormick (three saves) combined on the shutout for the Firebirds, who are 4-0.
Freshman Michael Major had the first three-goal game of his career and was the only Ghost player with more than one goal. Tyler Bielecki had two assists, while Constantine Konugres also had two points on a goal and an assist. T.J. Romano, Jeremy Omrod, Kevin Moses, Ryan Kovacevich and John Motto each scored once for Ghost.
Council Rock North (1-4) got a fine effort from goalie Mark McDonald, who had 14 saves.
Grant Ament scored the game-winner with 12 seconds to play on a man-up situation as host Haverford School defeated IMG National, 11-10, today in a boys’ lacrosse game that was as physical as it was exciting.
The Fords (6-0), ranked No. 1 by Phillylacrosse.com and in North America by the Epoch Lacrosse Rankings, was trailing, 9-8, entering the final period.
Forry Smith (four goals, one assist) tied it off a Dox Aitken (one goal, two assists) feed and Smith then put his team ahead off a dish from Ament (one goal, two assists). IMG tied it with 2:26 to play on a man-up situation, but junior Aitken drew a penalty and with 18 seconds to play, Haverford called time and set up the play for Ament.
By Bradley Schlegel
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/2/15
Eric Haab’s goal with less than six minutes remaining lifted Episcopal Academy to an 11-10 non-league victory today over St. Anthony’s (N.Y.).
The goal capped a three-goal flurry and snapped a 10-10 tie for the host Churchmen (5-1, ranked second by Phillylacrosse.com and seventh in the Epoch Lacrosse North America Rankings).
“That was Eric Haab doing what he does best,” said Andy Hayes, Episcopal Academy’s head coach. “He is one of our premier goal scorers.”
Positioned to the right of the opposing goal cage, Haab utilized an inside roll to beat the defender and fire the game-winning shot past Friars (1-1, ranked No. 10) goalkeeper Billy Senicola.
By Matt Chandik
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/2/17
Jef Hewlings’ impact on the field with Strath Haven since arriving as head coach five years ago is hard to dispute.
It took him a few years to shape the team the way he wanted it to be, but last year, he guided the Panthers to 19 wins, a share of their first Central League title and a spot in the state semifinals.
Harriton (left) and Methacton honor the fight against Alzheimer’s disease before their game Saturday during the “Play for the A’s”
Take a look at what Hewlings and his team have done off the field, though, and you might be even more impressed. The Panthers (4-1) are routinely helping out in the community throughout the year, but there’s one cause that hits home the most for Hewlings.