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 5/1/20
5/1/08 – Scholastic roundup: Germantown Academy stuns La Salle, 3-2; snaps 21-game streak
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/08
In the past two weeks Germantown Academy had beaten powers Episcopal Academy, Penn Charter and Springfield-Delco in one-goal games.
On Thursday the Patriots won another one-goal game, but the stakes were higher.
Reed Marko scored unassisted with 3 minutes, 34 seconds to play as the host Patriots stunned La Salle, the top-ranked team in the Phillylacrosse.com Scholastic Poll in a 3-2 thriller.
The GA (10-4) victory snapped the Explorers’ 21-game winning streak. La Salle also was ranked fourth in the STX/Inside Lacrosse National Scholastic Rankings.
5/1/09 – Boys’ wrap: Garnet Valley tops Springfield-D, 9-6; L. Merion, Ridley, Radnor win in Central League
Philllyacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/09
Steve Selverian scored three goals as host Garnet Valley defeated struggling Springfield-Delco, 9-6, Thursday in Central League boys’ lacrosse.
Mike Montella, Ricky Lehman and Pat McGroarty scored two goals apiece for the Jaguars (9-6, 6-3), who trailed by a goal at halftime. Josh Cavanaugh scored three goals for the Cougars (12-3, 7-2), who dropped their third game in five tries after starting the season 10-0 and earning a national ranking.
Lower Merion 5, Penncrest 4
Jack Morrison had a goal and two assists and Brendon Ronon had the game-winner as the Aces (10-4, 6-3) edged the Lions. Hank Altschuler (five saves) and Cody Hornung (four saves) handled the goaltending for LM and Ryan McElhenney had 11 saves for Penncrest.
5/1/10 – Scholastic boys: Springfield-Delco topples La Salle, 11-5, in battle of top-rated teams
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/10
Colin Keegan scored four goals, Josh Cavanaugh added three and Austin Kaut sparkled in the goal again with 15 saves as host Springfield-Delco toppled La Salle, 11-5, today in a battle of the top two teams in the Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Rankings.
The win was the 11th straight for the second-ranked Cougars, who improved to 13-1. The top-ranked Explorers, who are also came in ranked No. 1 in the PA Media Rankings, ninth in the LaxGuys’ Poll and 20th in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Power Rankings, fell to 9-2 and saw their nine-game win streak snapped.
Jordan Demcher added a goal and two assists for the Cougars while Joe Venit, Bobby Gildea and long pole
Joe Addona each scored once. Addona also excelled defensively against La Salle junior standout attackman Kevin Forster (one goal).
Springfield-Delco now has knocked off two former No. 1 teams from the PIAA poll; Conestoga and La Salle. Cougars coach Mike Friel admitted the win was huge, but noted that the playoffs will ultimately tell the real story.
5/1/10 – Scholastic boys: Wissahickon’s Rosiek is hero in overtime again as Trojans edge UD, 8-7
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/10
Courtesy of SuburbanOneSports.com
“Savor every second. Savor every single second.”
That was the message to Wissahickon’s players in their post-game huddle after Friday night’s electrifying 8-7 win over neighboring Upper Dublin in a Suburban One American Conference game, and if ever there was a win to savor, this was it.
Wissahickon’s Garret Rosiek celebrates game-winner (courtesy of Suburbanonesports.com)
action after being sidelined for two weeks with a wrist injury – scored a come-around goal with 1.7 seconds remaining in the third overtime, setting off the kind of giddy celebration reserved for magical wins like this one.
5/1/10 – Saturday’s scholastic boys’ roundup: Abington dumps Ridley; Haverford School downs Radnor
Ryan Ambler collected three goals and five assists and Joey Jones had three goals and three assists while Jesse McGinley made 16 saves as visiting Abington topped Ridley, 16-5, today in non-league boys’ lacrosse.
The Ghosts, ranked No. 5 in the PA Media Rankings in the PIAA, improved to 12-1 with their 11th straight win. The Green Raiders fell to 10-3
Anthony Hensley and Matt Rambo each added three goals and two assists while Nick Pisko scored three goals. Abington also got great defense from Paul Berger, Anthony Greco and Phil Hagstotz while the offense kept the ball moving and generated 13 assists.
5/1/11 – Katie Samson boys’ lacrosse: Haverford School handles Conestoga, 11-6, in much-anticipated battle of nation’s top-ranked teams
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/11
For the second time this year, No. 1 Haverford School flexed its muscles against the No. 2 team in the country.
Conestoga’s Tyler Brooke is defended by Haverford School’s Warner Bailey in Saturday’s showdown of the nation’s top two ranked teams
The Fords, playing before a packed house of more than 2,000 people at Radnor High’s Prevost Field in the 11th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival, dominated early and
coasted to an 11-6 victory Saturday over Conestoga.
The first-ever 1-2 all-Philly national battle never materialized into the classic that occurred last year when these two teams played a brilliant one-goal game won by Haverford in the closing minutes.
This time, the Fords (16-0) took a 4-2 first-period lead, stretched it to 7-2 at halftime and were never threatened as a stifling defense, strong goaltending and balanced scoring doomed the Pioneers (12-1) to their first loss and any chance that a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) team will defeat the nation’s top team.
5/1/13 – Men’s lacrosse: Eidenshink (La Salle) OT goal lifts Widener past Albright in semifinals
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/13
From Press Release
Senior Ryan Eidenshink (La Salle) scored 2:42 into overtime after junior Mac Nestler came up with a great save in the extra session for Widener, which notched a 6-5 victory at Albright in the Commonwealth Conference semifinals in Reading.
Widener improves to an unbelievable 25-4 in conference tournament games and advances to the final against fourth-ranked Stevenson, which blitzed Lebanon Valley, 23-7. Game time Saturday in Owings Mills, MD is 7:00 pm.
Neither team had more than a one-goal lead and that is only fitting, considering the first three meetings between the schools were decided by a total of four goals with two going to overtime.
Eidenshink began his exploits by scoring two minutes into the fourth quarter to give the Pride a 4-3 lead, thanks to an assist from senior Josh Fox (Lower Merion). Justin Brown provided the equalizer for the Lions, scoring with exactly 12 minutes left for a 4-4 draw.
Both teams had ample chances to take the lead over the next 10 minutes, but none could find the back of the net. That was until Fox scored his second of the game with 2:07 left for a 5-4 cushion off a feed from junior Robert Clemens (Sun Valley).
5/1/14 – Boys’ lacrosse: Penncrest clinches at least a tie for Central League boys’ crown with 7-5 win over Radnor
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/14
Dylan McCleaft made 15 saves in goal and Robert Logan scored the game-winner to lead host Penncrest to a 7-5 victory tonight over Radnor in a Central League showdown, clinching the Lions at least a share of their first CL championship since 2004.
Radnor (11-2, 8-1) falls one game behind in the loss column.
“I was seeing the ball very well in the second half,” McCleaft said. “I had a rough first half, but I picked it up. I had a good defense to back me up, and I saw those outside shots I’d rather see.”
5/1/19 – Haverford School coach Nostrant to take over as mentor at Baltimore’s Gilman School
By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/19
John Nostrant, who built Haverford School into a national lacrosse power and is nearing 500 career wins, will take over as head coach at Baltimore power Gilman School next year, Gilman officials announced today.
Nostrant, in his 28th year as Fords coach, has 489 wins and two recent national championships (2011, 2015) in his illustrious resume. Nostrant notified his team this morning and will finish the season; currently Haverford is 14-3 and ranked among the top teams in the nation in all national polls (No. 1 by Phillylacrosse.com in the region).
Nostrant has won 14 Inter-Ac championships at Haverford. He was the Phillylacrosse.com Coach of the Year in both 2011 and 2015 and the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA) Co-Coach of the Year for the 2015 season. He was inducted into the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2011.