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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from April 27 (boys’/men’s)

Monday, 27th 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 4/27/20

4/27/08 – Boys’ notebook: Fourth-ranked La Salle has a bigger goal than rankings in mind

By Chris Goldberg & Willie McGonigle, Posted 4/27/08

La Salle is ranked fourth in the nation, according to the latest STX/Inside Lacrosse National Scholastic Poll.

Are the Explorers basking in the impressive recognition? Not really.

After La Salle defeated Ridley, 9-4, for its 20th straight win Saturday at the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival, nobody on the team was too concerned about national rankings.

“We’re not too worried about the polls right now, we’re just trying to play hard,” said La Salle junior Westy Hopkins, who led the way with four goals. “Really, all we want is to win the state championship and we’re not going to stop until we get there.”

La Salle is also ranked first in the area by and in the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll. Ridley (13-2) is ranked fourth in each poll.

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4/27/09 – EPSLA Poll: St. Joe’s Prep is 1st, Conestoga, La Salle tied for 2nd, Posted 4/27/09

St. Joseph’s Prep moved into first place in the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (EPSLA) coaches poll.

Team (1st Pl Vt)  Rec LWk Points

1 St. Joseph’s Prep (10) 7-0 4 234

t2 LaSalle College H.S. 7-3 3 218

t2 Conestoga 12-1 1 218

4 Downingtown East 11-2 7 181

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4/27/10 – Monday’s scholastic boys’ roundup: East tops HGP in overtime, Unionville, Avon Grove win in Ches-Mont, Posted 4/27/10

Matt Brodzik scored the game-winner in overtime off a feed from Rob Ferrell to lift host Central Bucks East to a 7-6 victory over Holy Ghost Prep Monday in non-league boys’ lacrosse action.

Brodzik led the Patriots (9-1) with two goals and two assists and Brian Urban added two goals and one assist while Alex Fetterman and Connor McSherry each had a goal and an assist.

East also got strong defensive play from Weston French, Parker Rushworth, Zac Bitzer, Kyle Andress and Ryan Andress.

Andrijko Andrusko was a standout in goal for Holy Ghost (8-2) with 20 saves.

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4/27/11 – Tuesday’s boys’ lacrosse roundup: Downingtown West edges Unionville in OT; gears for battle with D-Town East Thursday, Posted 4/27/11

Eric Rankel scored the game-winner in overtime to lift visiting Downingtown West to a 10-9 victory Tuesday over Unionville in boys’ lacrosse, helping the Whippets to remain undefeated in the Ches-Mont League.

Malvern Prep’s Keith Dreyer (37) scored eight goals in the Friars’ 11-9 Inter-Ac League win over Penn Charter Tuesday

Zach Logan (three goals) sent the game into OT with 28 seconds to play for the Whippets (11-1, 6-0), who host Downingtown East Thursday in a Ches-Mont showdown.

Billy Donovan had four goals for Unionville (5-7, 3-4).

Downingtown East 13, Henderson 10

Aaron Murphy pumped in six goals while Trey Lauletta had a goala and five assists to keep the Cougars (9-2, 5-0) undefeated in the Ches-Mont.

Sebastian Kerslake scored four goals for the Warriors.

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4/27/13 – Men’s lacrosse: Penn caps perfect day by topping Bellarmine at Katie Samson Festival, Posted 4/27/13
From Press Release and Staff Report

The Penn men’s lacrosse team defeated Bellarmine, 10-5, Saturday afternoon in a game played at Radnor (Pa.) High School as part of the 13th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival.

The win came on the heels of two doses of good news for Penn fans earlier in the day, courtesy of Yale and Cornell. First the Bulldogs beat Harvard, 11-10, and then the Big Red downed Princeton, 17-11.

The first of those wins pushed Penn into the four-team Ivy League Tournament; the second moved the Quakers into the third seed. Penn will face No. 2 seed Yale in the first semifinal on Friday night in Ithaca, N.Y., at 5 p.m. Fans will be able to watch the game live on ESPN3. Host Cornell and No. 4 seed Princeton will match up for the second time in less than a week in the second semifinal, at 8 p.m.; the final will be Sunday at 11 a.m. and will be televised live on ESPNU.

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Notre Dame goalie Conor Kelly (Haverford School) makes the final save to preserve the Irish’s 15-14 win over Syracuse in the ACC Championship game at PPL Park (Photo for

4/27/14 – .@ACCMLax Championship: Kelly (@Fords_Lacrosse), O’Hara (@sjpreplax) lead Fighting Irish to league crown

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/27/14

Notre Dame went on a 6-0 run in the third quarter and held on to defeat Syracuse, 15-14, to win the 2014 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship Sunday afternoon at PPL Park.

The game ended with the ball in the stick of sophomore goalie Conor Kelly, the Haverford School grad who made two key saves in the final 40 seconds and earned all-tournament honors.

Kelly stoned Kevin Rice with five seconds to play on a point-blank shot, flipped the ball in the air and caught it and then ran out of the crease to begin the celebration.

“It was kind of déjà vu of Friday night,” said Kelly, who had several late saves in the 6-5 semifinal win over Maryland. “We knew they (Orange) were going to get a shot off and I was just trying to be ready for it. They can score in a lot of different ways. I just tried to stay ready for everything.”

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4/27/14 – .@KSFLaxFest boys: @Stoga_Lax defeats La Salle, 10-8

Conestoga’s Jack Robbins (four goals) is defended by La Salle’s Blaine Turek (photo for

By Justin Farrell, Posted 4/27/14

Jack Robbins scored four goals and Jake Scott tallied three as Conestoga defeated La Salle, 10-8, Saturday at the 14th Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor High.

The game matched two teams that have met in the PIAA finals in four of the five years it’s been held. Last year La Salle handled the Pioneers, 13-4, in the title game.

This meeting saw the Pioneers (9-3) take a 6-5 lead in the third period on a goal by face-off specialist Christian Jobs and then pour in four more goals in the final period.

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4/27/15 – Boys’ lacrosse: @cbeastlacrosse avenges CB South to force first-place tie

By Bradley Schlegel, Posted 4/27/15

Matt Vetter

Matt Vetter and Owen Griffin each posted five goals and one assist to lead Central Bucks East to a 16-6 victory over Central Bucks South in the Suburban One Colonial Conference Monday night at War Memorial Field.

Matt Brown, Ryan Brown and Jack Auteri each finished with two goals and an assist for the Patriots (9-1 league, 12-1 overall), who earned a share of first place in the conference standings with C.B. South and avenged an earlier 15-6 loss in the season series.

“We got production from our offensive players,” said C.B. East head coach Bruce Garcia. “The midfielders did exactly what they were supposed to do, and our defense came up with some big plays at the right time.”

Christopher Tanner scored twice for the Titans (9-1, 11-2), who absorbed their first conference defeat and their second consecutive loss after 11 consecutive victories to open the season.

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4/27/16 – Haverford School grads Blynn, Gural help No. 2 Brown clinch Ivy regular season title, Posted 4/27/16
From Press Release

Brown’s Henry Blynn (left) and Will Gural, both of Haverford School, celebrate the Ivy League regular season championship – Photo for

The second-ranked Brown (13-1, 6-0 Ivy) men’s lacrosse team tied the school record for wins and earned its first outright Ivy League Championship since 1994 with a 16-3 win over Dartmouth (1-13, 0-6 Ivy) Wednesday evening at Stevenson-Pincince Field.

Junior All-American attackman Dylan Molloy, the country’s leader in points and one of the nation’s top candidates for the Tewaarton Award, sparked the Bears with five goals and one assist.

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