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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from June 3 (boys’/men’s)

Wednesday, 3rd 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)

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/20

6/3/11 – South Jersey boys’ state championship roundup: Moorestown wins Group 3 title with 7-3 win over Ridge; St. Augustine falls in Non-Public A

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/11
Staff Report

Senior Kyle Engel scored two goals, sophomore goalie Dan Willis made eight saves and Moorestown used standout defense Thursday night as the Quakers completed a stunning run through the Group 3 tournament by upsetting Ridge, 7-3, in the state title game at Watchung Hills High School.

Moorestown (13-7), which upset Ridgewood, 8-2, in the semifinals, jumped to a 3-1 first-period lead and held Ridge scoreless until the fourth period while passing the lead to 6-1.
The Quakers advance to the Tournament of Champions semifinals on Tuesday.

Senior Tim Mouton added a goal and two assists while junior Alex Martinelli (committed to Delaware), Mike Angeleri, Mike Handlen and Chad Gamble also scored once each.

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6/3/12 – PIAA boys’ quarterfinals: La Salle dominates early, rolls to 12-5 win over Downingtown West

By Chris Mueller
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/12

Matt Rambo notched three goals and two assists while Sean Coleman added two goals and two assists as La Salle bolted to a 7-1 first-period and toppled Downingtown West, 12-5, in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs at Harriton.

La Salle outshot the Whippets 29-19 and led 7-1 at halftime.

La Salle (19-4) will face District 7 third-place finisher Mt. Lebanon in the PIAA semifinals at a neutral site on Tuesday.

“They were paying a lot of attention to me and Coleman,” said Rambo “We were just very prepared. Our defense played very hard and we knew what to do in every situation.”

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6/3/13 – Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Rankings: PIAA semifinals are Tuesday

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/13

The PIAA tournament moves to the semifinals Tuesday as No. 1 La Salle takes on District 7’s North Allegheny and No. 6 Avon Grove meets No. 8 Conestoga.

Phillylacrosse.com Boys Rankings logo

This week’s rankings:

1. La Salle (21-2) Prev: No. 1 – The Explorers face North Allegheny in the state semifinals Tuesday at Cumberland Valley at 6 p.m.

2. Malvern Prep (16-2) Prev: No. 2 – The Friars won the Inter-Ac League championship.

3. Haverford School (14-7) Prev: No. 3 – The Fords won their fourth Inter-Ac Invitational title in five years.

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6/3/14 – PIAA boys’ semifinals: Penncrest downs Mt. Lebanon, 15-10, to force all-District 1 final

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/14
Staff Report

MECHANICSBURG – Will Manganiello collected five goals and an assist to lead Penncrest to a 15-10 victory today over Mt. Lebanon in the PIAA boys’ lacrosse semifinals at Cumberland Valley.

The win advances the Lions (24-1) into Saturday’s championship game vs. District 1 champion Avon Grove at HersheyPark Stadium.

Penncrest led only, 3-2, after one period after falling behind, 2-1. But the Lions erupted for six goals in the second period and led, 9-4, at halftime before stretching the lead to 15-5.

Mt. Lebanon (14-10) scored the final five goals after Penncrest removed many of its regulars.

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6/3/14 – PIAA boys’ semifiinals: @Devils_Lax tops Radnor, 10-6, to advance to finals

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/14
from Chesmontsports.com

Stephen Cyron delivered four goals and one assist and Will Schreiner collected 12 saves as Avon Grove used a lightning-fast start to record a 10-6 victory over Radnor in the PIAA boys’ lacrosse semifinals Tuesday evening at Henderson’s J. Oscar Dicks Stadium.

The victory sends the two-time District One champion Red Devils (20-4) to the state final Saturday (2:30 p.m.) at Hersheypark Stadium against Penncrest, one win away from the first state title in any sport in school history. Penncrest (24-1), the fifth seed from District 1, advanced with a 15-10 conquest of District 7 runner-up Mt. Lebanon Tuesday.

“We came in here with a chip on our shoulder and now we’re going to Hershey,” said Under Armour All-American attackman Tanner Peck, who picked up a pair of assists. “We came in here real focused from the time we got on the bus to warm-ups. We want to be the one team that ends the season with a win. There are no words to describe this.”

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Avon Grove celebrates its semifinal win

6/3/17 – .@wchendersonlax uses strong defense, FO work to defeat Strath Haven, 9-6

By Matt Chandik
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/17

It’s never a great surprise to see Jeff Conner garnering a ton of defensive attention from defenses.

Henderson’s Nick Mascetti

When you’ve got back-to-back 100-point seasons, including more than 130 this year, you’re going to draw attention. West Chester Henderson’s defense had the added bonus of seeing the Virginia commit twice earlier this year, so the Warriors knew that if they could contain Conner and his superb ability to elevate his teammates’ games, they’d have a good chance of beating the Panthers in Saturday’s teams’ PIAA Class AA quarterfinal at West Chester East.

Consider it handled. Ryan Mitchell led a strong defensive effort from the Warriors’ back end and Luke Wiernan won 15 of 19 faceoffs as Henderson downed the Panthers, 9-6, to earn a spot in Tuesday’s semifinals. The Warriors will take on Mars, a 15-14 double overtime winner over Hershey, at a place and time to be determined.

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6/3/17 – PIAA Class AAA boys’ quarterfinals: CB East stuns No. 1 La Salle, 8-6

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/17

Many would have said that David slayed Goliath today when Central Bucks East toppled La Salle, 8-6, in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals at Methacton High.

But not CB East sophomore goalie Liam Rosenthal.

Liam Rosenthal

“We just beat a really good team, but we have a really good team,” he said. “To everyone that doubted us – we didn’t listen to them. We are on our own path.”

That path has led the Suburban One National Conference champion Patriots into the PIAA semifinals for the first time ever. East (18-5) will play Avon Grove, a 10-5 winner over Garnet Valley in the second game at Methacton. That game will be held Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.

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6/3/18 – PIAA boys’ AAA quarterfinals: Gritty defense, solid goaltending help La Salle past Parkland, 6-3

By Chris Jastrzembski
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/18

The finale of a PIAA quarterfinal quadruple-header at Exeter Township High School was originally scheduled for 6 PM before getting pushed back to 7:30 a couple days before the game.

Then after the first three games with two weather delays, La Salle and Parkland finally took the field around 9:15, nearly two hours after the scheduled start time for the day. It didn’t bother La Salle at all.

“I got to listen to my pump-up music more, which was awesome,” said La Salle senior goalie Mike Clibanoff. “It was great listening to that, and I just got going right when I stepped on the turf.”

Combine that with graduation for the Explorer seniors, and many of them exploded with energy from the start. That energy and their “Philly ball” style of gritty play aided La Salle (18-4) in a 6-3 win over District 11 champion Parkland (20-4). La Salle advances to Tuesday’s PIAA AAA semifinals against Conestoga – a 12-6 winner over Avon Grove – at a site and time to be determined.

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6/3/18 – PIAA boys’ AAA quarterfinals: Conestoga downs nemesis Avon Grove, 12-6, to advance

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/3/18

Conestoga senior face-off specialist James Reilly said he’ll never forget the heartbreak of losing the PIAA Class AAA state final last year to Avon Grove, 5-4, in double overtime.

“There is no amount of games that can make up for that experience,” said Reilly after his Pioneers defeated Avon Grove, 12-6, Saturday night in the PIAA District 1 Class AAA quarterfinals at Henderson.

The win pushes the Pioneers (19-5) into Tuesday’s semifinal against rival La Salle, a 6-3 winner over Parkland – at Owen J. Roberts at 1 p.m.

Saturday’s game was broken into three parts – first when Conestoga bolted to a 7-1 lead in the third period; second, when the Devils (19-3) tallied four straight goals in less than four minutes to draw within 7-5; and third, after an hour-long rain delay when Conestoga regained control with a 5-1 surge to ice it.

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Conestoga;s Kent Hjelm (26) scores one of his two goals (Photo by Rene Schleicher)

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