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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from June 2 (boys’/men’s)

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, 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 6/2/20

6/2/08 – Boys’ lacrosse notebook: A close look at the boys’ central, western scenes

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/2/08

While the last Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (EPSLA) playoffs have featured some memorable games, teams in the western and central regions also have produced exciting lacrosse the past few weeks.

At the same time La Salle was edging Haverford School in a memorable overtime victory in the EPSLA semifinals Friday, championship games in each of the other regions also were decided in the final minutes.

In the Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (CPSLA) title game Friday, Manheim Township (18-8) defeated Cumberland Valley, 6-5, on an overtime goal by freshman Quint Miller.

Manheim Township, which has won three straight CPSLA titles, had tied the game with just 23 seconds left in regulation. What’s more, the Blue Streaks scored twice in the final 24 seconds of the first half to seize a 4-3 halftime lead. The latter goal of the two came with 1.5 seconds left in the half – that one also scored by Miller.

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6/2/09 – La Salle tops Manheim Township, 10-3, to advance to first PIAA state final vs. Conestoga

By Matthew Blymier, Posted 6/2/09

    SHILLINGTON – Following a 7-5 win over Manheim Township in last year’s Keystone Cup title game, La Salle coach Bill Leahy told his team “We’ve won the last Keystone Cup, now it’s time to work for the first PIAA championship.”

    Thanks to a 10-3 win over Township Tuesday night in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinals at Gov. Mifflin, the Explorers will get that chance.

   La Salle (20-4) struggled early but finally put the pieces together to beat the Blue Streaks (20-6) and will get the chance to avenge an early season loss to Conestoga in the state championship Saturday (2 p.m.) at Hersheypark Stadium.

    “I remember saying that to the team,” Leahy said of his postgame speech. “We’ve gotten this chance because of this senior class. This senior class is special. Talented and strong willed. School’s out and we’re the only ones there practicing. It shows how much they care.”

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6/2/10 – PIAA boys: Manheim Township dominates second half to eliminate Garnet Valley, 11-4, Posted 6/2/10

Manheim Township outscored Garnet Valley, 8-1, in the second half and earned a stunning 11-4 victory over the Jaguars Tuesday in a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) boys’ lacrosse playoff game at Gov. Miffin High in Shillington.

The was the first for a District 3 team over a District 1 squad in PIAA play and advanced the Blue Streaks (21-4) into the quarterfinals against District 7 Franklin Regional at a site and time to be determined. Franklin Regional, the District 7 runner-up, handed Elizabethtown a 7-6 overtime win.

Garnet Valley, the third-place team from Disrict 1 closes its season at 17-6.

Brothers Quint and Chase Miller each scored three goals and Robby Wentz and Mark Stratton had two apiece for Manheim Township, the District 3 runner-up and a state semifinalist last year. the Blue Streaks tied the game, 3-3, with 2.7 seconds left in the opening half on a goal by Chase Miller and them ripped off five goals in the first five minutes of the second half.

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6/2/10 – PIAA boys: La Salle rallies for thrilling 11-10 win over Abington in battle of backyard rivals

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/2/10

It was a game that many had wanted to see all year – and no one was disappointed with the entertainment value.

La Salle, the two-time state champion, rallied for a stunning 11-10 victory over Abington Tuesday night in rivalry game that met all expectations in the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) boys’ lacrosse playoffs.

The victory vaults the Explorers (20-2) into the PIAA quarterfinals Saturday against Springfield-Delco at a site and time to be determined. Springfield defeated La Salle, 11-5, earlier this year. Abington closes at 19-4.

Most of the La Salle and Abington players are products of Abington Youth Lacrosse and played together as youngsters. The teams have not played since La Salle beat the Ghosts two years ago in the regular season, 10-6.

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6/2/11 – PIAA boys’ lacrosse: Manheim Township rallies past Downingtown West, 9-7; Hempfield routs Delaware Valley, Posted 6/2/11
Courtesy of Matthew Blymier, Lancaster Inteligencer

Manheim Township scored six unanswered goals in the second and third periods and degfeated Downingtown West, 9-7, Wednesday in the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association boys’ lacrosse tournament at Cumberland Valley High in Mechanicsburg.

The District 3 champion Blue Streaks – ranked No. 2 in the PA Media Rankings in the PIAA – advance to Saturday’s quarterfinals where they will play District 12 champion St. Joseph’s Prep at a site and time to be determined.

The Whippets, who finished third in District 1, closed out at 20-3.

Downingtown West had seized a 4-0 second-period lead but Manheim drew within 4-3 before halftime on tallies by Alex Bradbury (two goals) and then brothers Chase and Quint Miller. Quint Miller added two goals and Chase Miller had one in the third period when the Blue Streaks took a 6-4 lead.

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6/2/11 – PIAA boys’ lacrosse: Central Bucks East rallies past Ridley, 6-5, with fourth-period surge

By Russ Atkinson, Posted 6/2/11

Blake Ament heads downfield vs. Ridley during Wednesday’s 6-5 victory over the Green Raiders

Central Bucks East rebounded from a 4-2 third quarter deficit and defeated Ridley, 6-5, Wednesday in the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) boys’ lacrosse playoffs at Henderson High School.

The District 1 runner-up Patriots (21-2) will meet District 11 champion Allentown Central Catholic in the quarterfinals Saturday at a site and time to be determined. ACC defeated Wyomissing, 13-7, and already defeated CB East, 10-8, in the first game of the season.

Ridley closed its season at 19-5.

After being stymied for three quarters by a tenacious Ridley defense led by sophomore goalie Tom McDermott (11 saves), CB East opened the fourth quarter by going on a four-goal binge in two minutes.

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6/2/12 – PIAA boys’ quarterfinals: Conestoga downs Carlisle, 12-6, to advance to semifinal matchup with Radnor, Posted 6/2/12
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Conestoga’s Bradlee Lord had four goals and two assists in Saturday’s win (Photo by Rene Schleicher)

Bradlee Lord had four goals and two assists and Tyler Brooke and Connor Frisina each added two goals and an assist as Conestoga jumped to an 8-1 halftime lead claimed a 12-6 victory today over Carlisle in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) boys’ lacrosse tournament at Exeter High.

The two-time defending state champion Pioneers (21-3) will play Central League rival Radnor in the semifinals Tuesday at a District 1 site to be determined.

Jake Scott added a goal and an assist for the Pioneers while Timmy Langerhans and Brendan Bassett each added a goal.

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6/2/15 – PIAA boys’ semifinals: @SJPLacrosse routs Cumberland Valley, 19-7; draws Radnor in final

By Bradley Schlegel, Posted 6/2/15

EXETER, Pa. – Mike Stump scored four goals to lead St. Joseph’s Prep to a 19-7 victory over Cumberland Valley Tuesday in a PIAA semifinal game at Exeter High.

Kevin Stump

Michael Shapiro and Alex Scalamandre each added three goals for the District 12 champion Hawks (19-5), who advanced to the PIAA title game Saturday for the first time since 2011. Michael Marchese registered nine saves. The Prep will face Radnor, which upended Springfield-Delco, 12-5, at 2:30 p.m. at HersheyPark Stadium.

“This is awesome,” said Stump, a 2016 attackman.

Rod Jamieson notched three goals for the Eagles (21-4), the No. 2 seed from District Three. Stevie Peters contributed one goal and three assists amidst a steady rain.

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6/2/15 – PIAA boys’ semifinals: Radnor defeats @sprlax, 12-5, to reach first state final

By Teddy Bailey, Posted 6/2/15

Mike Thompson scored three goals and three other players had a pair as Radnor dominated the second half and toppled Springfield-Delco, 12-5, today in the PIAA semifinals at Haverford High.

The Raiders (20-6) will play the St. Joseph’s Prep-Cumberland Valley winner Saturday at HersheyPark Stadium in their first PIAA title-game appearance after being eliminated in the state semis in 2014 and 2012.

Jack Norton had two goals and an assist while Drew Ryan and Clayton Proctor each had two goals for Radnor. Alex Andersen had nine saves, and several were key stops.

“I remember when we were freshmen and in this game,” senior goalie Andersen said. “You’re so close when you’re here, but you’re also so far.

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6/2/18 – PIAA boys’ Class AA quarterfinals: Strath Haven’s fast start leads to 12-9 win over Springfield-Delco

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 6/2/18

Nicky Palermo

Strath Haven coach Jef Hewlings said he has been asking for “energy” all year – on Saturday he got it, with an exclamation point, in the first half of the Panthers’ PIAA Class AA quarterfinal at Henderson.

The Panthers used that energy to race to a 10-3 halftime lead and then held off a late Sringfield-Delco comeback en route to a 12-9 victory and a berth in the state quarterfinals.

Strath Haven (18-5) will face District 7 champion Mars – a 13-6 winner over Palmyra – on Tuesday at Cumberland Valley at 4 p.m. The game will be followed by the other AA semifinal, between Bishop Shanahan and York Catholic.

The Cougars, who won the AA championship last year and the 2016 PIAA crown (one classification), closed at 17-4.

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