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 4/25/20
4/25/09 – Katie Samson Festival boys’ wrap: St. Joe’s Prep hands No. 1 Conestoga first defeat on Correia’s OT goal
By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/09
About 1,000 fans stuck around in near-90 degree weather for the last of the 26 games in the 9th Annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival today at Radnor High.
The reason: a perfect matchup of two undefeated boys’ teams. The game did not disappoint as Ian Correia’s wrap-around goal with 24.2 seconds to play in overtime gave St. Joseph’s Prep a 12-11 victory over Conestoga.
The Prep, ranked No. 4 in the PA Media Lacrosse Rankings, improved to 7-0. Top-ranked Conestoga, also was ranked No. 6 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse National Power Rankings, fell to12-1.
Correia’s dramatics came after the Pioneers scored two goals in the final 67 seconds of regulation to send the game into OT. Paul Mita had the first and Matt Smith tied it with 4.5 seconds left off a feed from Jason Klunder (two goals).
4/25/12 – Boys’ lacrosse: Bishop Shanahan tops Downingtown West in 2 OT, 9-8
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/13
Ryan McNulty scored the game-winner with 1:28 to play in the second overtime as host Bishop Shanahan toppled Downingtown West, 9-8, today in a Ches-Mont League boys’ lacrosse game.
The win not only put the Eagles (8-2 overall, 5-1 league) in first place in the Ches-Mont, it was their first win over the three-time defending champion Whippets since 2004 – the first time the teams ever played.
McNulty bounced the winner past Alex Ataifar from 12 yards out.
John Mehok scored four goals for Shanahan and Dylan Alderman added three goals and an assist while McNulty also had two assists. Anthony Wagner made 12 saves in goal.
4/25/14 – .@ACCMLax Semifinals at PPL Park: Amato (La Salle), large Philly group lead top-seeded Maryland vs. Notre Dame
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted, Posted 4/25/14
From Press Releases and Staff Report
Maryland senior goalie Niko Amato said it will be an ideal setting to play for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship tonight when his Terrapins meet Notre Dame in the ACC semifinals at 7:30 p.m. at PPL Park.
“We’re super excited down here,” said Amato, a La Salle graduate. “There’s two starting defensemen – Goran (Murray) and Casey Ikeda – (Matt) Rambo, (Kevin) Forster (La Salle grad), and some other Conestoga kids on our team,” he said. “We’re excited to be going home, and even more to be playing a great opponent like Notre Dame.”
The No. 7 Maryland men’s lacrosse team is the No. 1 seed heading into the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Tournament and will take on the No. 4 seed Iris in the second game of the semifinal doubleheader.
4/25/15 – No. 1 @Fords_Lacrosse holds off @Eaboyslacrosse to strengthen lead in @InterAcBoysLax
By Bradley Schlegel
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/15
Haverford School coach John Nostrant left no doubt in his description of Alex deMarco’s brilliant performance in the Fords’ 7-6 Inter-Ac League victory Friday over host Episcopal Academy.
“That was the best individual effort I’ve ever seen by a goalkeeper in 23 years of coaching,” Nostrant said, “We would not have won without Alex. He was outstanding.”
DeMarco recorded 17 saves to help the Fords take a major step in their quest for the Inter-Ac League championship.
The win gave Haverford – the No. 1 team in the Epoch Lacrosse North America Rankings – a 15-0 overall record and a 6-0 mark in the league. EA, ranked 17th, is 9-4 and now two games behind in the Inter-Ac at 4-2, tied with Malvern Prep.
4/25/16 – Sowers, @UDcardsLax top Spring-Ford in battle of unbeatens at @KSFLaxFest
By Bradley Schlegel
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/16
Michael Sowers collected one goal and seven assists to lead Upper Dublin to a 10-9 victory over Spring-Ford in the Katie Samson Foundation Festival Saturday at Radnor High School.
The win kept the third-ranked Cardinals undefeated at 10-0 while the No. 5 Rams (11-1) suffered their first loss. The two teams remain 1-2 in the LaxPower Rankings that will decide District 1 seeds.
The game was much-anticipated by both squads, who have been dominating their league foes. The Cards have won every game this year by 12 or more goals and Spring-Ford’s closest game was a four-goal win.
4/25/17 – .@EAboyslacrosse finishes the job, downs Malvern Prep to stay tied for first in Inter-Ac
By Matt Chandik
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/17
In other years, Episcopal Academy’s lack of relative depth might have done it in against Malvern Prep in the fourth quarter. The Churchmen have struggled in recent years to close out games against some of the better opponents on their schedule, and Tuesday, it looked like the Friars would continue that trend when Quinn McCahon scored back-to-back goals some five minutes apart to cut the EA lead to one late in today’s Inter-Ac League game.
4/25/19 -La Salle’s Leahy is first boys’ coach to reach 500 wins as Explorers topple SJ Prep
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/19
Tony Resch was head coach at Penn Charter when Bill Leahy launched the La Salle College High lacrosse program from scratch in 1992. Resch said he had a suspicion that Leagy would have success.
“We knew each other from (playing on) the Wings and the first few years we’d scrimmage each other,” said Resch, who came to La Salle as an assistant to Leahy in 2003. “His first kids were absolutely brand new to lacrosse, but it was crystal clear each year that he would be successful.”
Leahy has indeed fulfilled that prediction by Resch, considered himself to be one of the premier coaches from the region.
Today at Brady Field, Leahy’s Explorers thumped host St. Joseph’s Prep. 10-1, giving Leahy his 500th career win, the first boys’ coach from Philly to reach the milestone (Radnor girls coach Phyllis Kilgour had 574 wins). According to statistics compiled by LaxRecords, Leahy is the 19th boys’ coach in the country to reach 500 wins.