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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from March 24 (boys’/men’s)

Tuesday, 24th March 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, High School, Posted 3/24/20

(This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in history)

3/24/09 – Boys’ notebook: Malvern Prep has high hopes for 2008 season

After two impressive wins last week in Virginia, the Malvern Prep boys’ lacrosse team faces an early test Tuesday (3:45 p.m.) when it hosts defending state champion Downingtown East.

The Friars, ranked second in the first Scholastic Boys Top 10 Poll, opened with triumphs over St. Anne’s-Belfield (13-5) and Collegiate School (17-7). The third-ranked Cougars (2-0), opened with a 5-3 win over defending Colorado state champion Fort Collins and a 9-8 conquest of Deerfield Academy (Mass.).

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3/24/09- Boys’ wrap: Radnor downs Great Valley; Conestoga edges Emmaus, Malvern Prep tops Arapahoe in 2OT

Matt Cherry collected three goals and five assists and Jeff Puckette had three goals and an assist to lead visiting Radnor to a 12-6 non-league victory over Great Valley in boys’ action Tuesday.

Rob Norton had two goals and two assists for the Red Raiders (1-1) and Spencer Lussier had two goals. Cole Yeager and Max Camp added one apiece.

Great Valley (1-1) got three goals from Campbell Armstrong and a goal and two assists from Eric Gartner.  Mike McClatchy made 11 saves in goal for Great Valley.

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3/24/09 – Conestoga takes over top spot in Boys’ Rankings

The Boys’ Rankings became jumbled this week when Conestoga defeated La Salle in Saturday’s opener. Here is Week 2:

1. Conestoga (1-0) – The Pioneers earned one of the biggest regular-season wins in many years with their picture-perfect 6-3 triumph over La Salle. The defense was airtight, the offense had consistent movement and the goaltending was steady. Now that that ‘Stoga is No. 1, it has the pressure. Tonight the Pioneers face a big test at Emmuas. Last week: No, 7

2. Haverford School (3-1) – The Fords have won three straight since dropping their opener at St. Paul’s School. They also have a major test today at McDonogh. Last week: No. 3

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3/24/11 – Editorial: Villanova hosts Syracuse Saturday in biggest Philly college game in recent years

It will be a special night Saturday when a crowd of at least 3,000 is expected for the BIG EAST men’s lacrosse showdown between host Villanova and the nation’s top-ranked team, mighty Syracuse.

No. 7 Villanova hosted No. 1 Syracuse in a Big East showdown

Villanova has had a lot to celebrate this year

These are good times for Villanova’s lacrosse program. The team is 7-1 and sporting a six-game winning streak and has reached its highest national rankings (No. 7) ever.

With the Orange coming to the Main Line for the first time in 20 years, Wildcats coach Michael Corrado and his staff deserve remarkable credit for building a program that only had the means to give scholarships in the past few years.

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3/24/12 – Following up on Conestoga’s victory over Calvert Hall: Analyzing the impact, game of Week telecast

Conestoga’s 11-10 come-from-behind victory over top-ranked Calvert Hall Friday night will go down in history as one of the biggest wins ever for a Philly lacrosse team on the national scale.

Conestoga celebrates win over Calvert Hall (Photo by Evan Zimmer)

The two-time state champion Pioneers rallied from a 10-5 deficit to defeat the undefeated and No. 1 Cardinals on their home turf in Towson, Md.

The win is sure to vault Conestoga to the top or near the top of all national rankings. The Pioneers entered play this week at No. 3 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Power Rankings and No. 4 in the poll.

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3/24/13 – Rounding up Philly men’s highlights in weekend’s D1 games

The Brown men’s lacrosse team rolled to its fifth straight win today as freshman Henry Blynn (Haverford School) had a career high five goals, earning a 21-8 win over High Point at rainy Vert Stadium Sunday afternoon. The victory gives the Bears a 5-1 overall record and some momentum heading into Wednesday’s game against North Carolina. High Point falls to 2-7 with the loss.
Junior goalie Wills Curley (Malvern Prep) played the final 8:01 of the game without allowing a goal.

Notre Dame 7, Rutgers 6

Liam O’Connor (Haverford School) won 11 of 17 face-offs, defenseman Stephen O’Hara (St. Joeph’s prep) had two GBs and two CTs and long pole Tyler Andersen (Radnor) had three GBs for the No. 3 Irish in the Big East opening-day win.

Notre dame LSM Tyler Andersen (Radnor) defends (Photo for
Notre Dame LSM Tyler Andersen (Radnor) defends (Photo for

Rich Rambo (Abington) had an assist and two GBs for Rutgers.

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