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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from April 6 (boys’/men’s)

Monday, 6th 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 4/6/20

4/6/09 – Male Team of Week: New Hope-Solebury performing two acts for the community

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/6/09

The New Hope-Solebury boys’ lacrosse team has performed one major act of community service and is gearing to participate in another.

The Lions, who have been named the Scholastic Male Team of the Week, helped the Doylestown chapter of the American Red Cross relocate its disaster relief organization from downtown Doylestown to a temporary location in New Britain on March 28.

The move comes as the Red Cross establishes a new headquarters in Bucks County.

“The team was eager to lend a helping hand,”  said NHS coach Patrick Ryan “When you have an opportunity to give back to the community you do it without question, and our boys recognized that and proudly went out after morning practice and moved cots, blankets and boxes.

“It was rewarding on many levels, for everyone involved.”

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4/6/10 – Scholastic boys: O’Brien’s goal in 2nd OT gives St. Joe’s Prep thrilling 5-4 win over Episcopal Ac., Posted 4/6/10

Jake O’Brien scored the game winner with 3:13 left in the second overtime, lifting St. Joseph’s Prep past Episcopal Academy, 5-4, tonight in a thrilling non-league boys’ lacrosse game at St. Joseph’s University.

The win gave St. Joe’s Prep coach Eric Gregg a victory over his alma mater and long-time friend, EA coach Andy Hayes. The event also was a special night for Gregg, who as co-founder of the L.E.A.P.S. program, made the evening into a L.E.A.P.S. fundraiser game.

Fans were encouraged to donate equipment and participate in a raffle to benefit the L.E.A.P.S. program, which was created over a year ago by Gregg and fellow Philly pro player John Christmas to build lacrosse programs in the inner city and under-served area of the region. T-shirts were sold, a bake sale was held and L.E.A.P.S. youth players attended the game.

Episcopal Academy, which came in at 6-0 and ranked seventh in the state in the PA Media Lacrosse Rankings, held a 4-1 lead in the third period when the Hawks (4-2) suddenly took over.

“We knew coming off our loss to (arch-rival) La Salle (10-6) Saturday that we were not in shape,” Gregg said. “We ran a lot of conditioning drills to get ready for this and we knew we had to be in better shape, especially late in games.

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4/6/13 – Johnston (Ridley) helps Hofstra defeat St. Joe’s, 13-1, in inaugural Relentless Cup at Ridley High, Posted 4/6/13
From Press Release and Staff Reports

Torin Varn scored four goals and added an assist and three other Pride players tallied two goals apiece as Hofstra defeated the Hawks of St. Joseph’s, 15-1 in the inaugural HEADstrong Foundation Relentless Cup at Ridley High School’s Phil Marion Field Saturday night.

The Colonial Athletic Association victory improves Hofstra’s record to 7-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play. The Hawks fall to 5-7 on the season and 1-3 in the CAA.

Varn recorded his fifth hat-trick of the season and his third game with four or more goals. Junior Drew Coholan and sophomore local product Tyler Johnston (Ridley, HEADstrong LC) each recorded two goals and one assists. Sophomore Mike Malave also added two goals for the Pride. Senior Adrian Sorichetti and junior Lance Yapor each posted a goal and an assist.

“It’s always fun coming back here to play for HEADstrong,” said Johnston, who has competed with Hofstra twice at the Nick Colleluori Classic. “To have the game experience at night and a great crowd, along with the support from Ridley and the youth (tournament) … it was an awesome experience and I can’t wait until next year.”

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4/6/15 – Boys’ Rankings: No. 1 @Fords_Lacrosse hosts No. 2 @EAboyslacrosse Tuesday

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/6/15

The Boys’ Rankings:


1. Haverford School (4-0) Prev: No. 1 The Fords host No. 2 Episcopal Academy Tuesday in their Inter-Ac League opener, host Penn Charter Thursday and then play Brunswick School (CT) in their Checking for Cancer tourney.

2. Episcopal Academy (5-1) Prev: No. 2 The Churchmen play Tuesday at No. l Haverford School in a an early-season Inter-Ac showdown.

3. Garnet Valley (3-0) Prev: No. 3 The Jaguars host Haverford High on Tuesday in the Central League.

4. Upper Dublin (5-0) Prev: No. 4 The Cardinals play at Plymouth Whitemarsh on Tuesday.

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4/6/16 – D3 roundup: .@UrsinusMLAX downs @Eastern_MLAX, 12-7; @CabriniMLAX rolls, Posted 4/6/16
From Press Release

Sophomore Lou Harrison (Ridley) rung up his first career hat-trick for No. 19/15 Ursinus (9-1), which equaled last season’s 10-game start and tied a seven-game run in 2009 for the longest unbeaten stretch in program history. The Bears, who won their fourth straight against Eastern, can establish new school records in both categories with a victory over Washington College next Wednesday.

Eastern (5-5) but got on the board first, the Bears clawed back with a three-goal run to close the opening period. Junior Matthew Cioeta (Sun Valley), freshman Peter DeSimone, and Harrison found the back of the net for Ursinus; Harrison’s, on a feed from classmate Ian Desenberg with 2:08 left in the quarter, was his first goal in four games.

After the Eagles limited Ursinus to a single tally in the second period, after which the home side trailed just 4-3, the Bears came out of intermission with a vengeance. Freshman Sam Isola’s unassisted strike less than a minute into the third ignited a four-goal stretch – which also included a man-up marker from Desenberg in addition to scores by Harrison and sophomore Gerard Brown – that handed the Bears plenty of breathing room.

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4/6/19 – Men’s D1 roundup: Penn, Delaware, Villanova, St. Joe’s win, Posted 4/6/19
From Press Releases

The No. 8-ranked University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse team (6-3, 4-0 Ivy) won its sixth consecutive game, besting Brown, 16-9.

Junior Adam Goldner (Mavern Prep) led all players with six goals and seven points – setting career-highs in both categories. Freshman Sam Handley continued his torrid play, totaling six points on two goals and four assists.

Eight different players scored for the Quakers, who took a season-high 61 shots and only trailed for 42 total seconds during the game.

Delaware 15, Drexel 13

Five different Blue Hens had multi-goal performances to help the Blue Hens pick up their fifth road win of the season, the highest in a single season by Delaware since 2010.

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