(This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in history)
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/27/20
The last time the Springfield-Delco boys’ lacrosse team had a late lead, the Cougars allowed four goals in the final period and fell to Emmaus, 8-7.
But Thursday night at Cabrini College, the Cougars held onto their advantage and earned an impressive 5-3 victory over Great Valley, the No. 8 team in the Phillylacrosse.com Top 10 Poll.
John Cugini, who scored two goals, teamed with Josh Cavanaugh, Joe Arell and Colin Keegan to give the Cougars (2-2) a 4-0 halftime lead.
You know how it is in the lax fraternity, especially among the players. There is nothing that’s off limits.
The smallest abnormality or blemish is open to unending abuse. Say something stupid and you’re likely to get a nickname that sticks for 50 years.
Show weakness of any kind and expect that to be your defining characteristic. And, by all means, protect your food. It’s done with love, of course, except when they put hot sauce in your jelly donut. That’s not quite so affectionate.
Emmaus does not shy away from the top competition.
Today the Green Hornets trekked to Long Island to play perennial New York power Ward Melville and suffered a closer-than-the-score-indicated 10-5 loss.
The Hornets (1-1) took a an early 2-0 lead, but fell behind, 5-2, to the Patriots (2-0) at halftime.
The score was 7-5 late in the game when Ward Melville erupted for three goals to salt it away.
Dan Kinek and Steven Ward had one goal and one assist each for Emmaus and Tate Klidonas, Will Scott, and John McGeary had one goal apiece. Alex Kuehner and Zach Schleicher each added assists and Joe Magargal had 10 saves.
“We played well, we just got beat by a better team,” said Emmaus coach Jef Hewlings. “They are at a Conestoga-level, and they play that way. They get into transition and they can make you pay for a mistake. That was good for us (to play that competition).
Conestoga 12, St. Joseph’s Prep 9
Bradley Lord 3G, 2A
Connor Frisina 3G, 1A
Tyler Brooke 2G, 1A
Michael McGregor 1G
Ben Karr 1G
Brian Dailey 2A
Tanner Scott 2G
Billy Flatley 1A
Robbie Zonino 10 saves
Zach Gregory 15 of 22 face offs
Bradley James 3G
Fenton Fitzpatrick 2G
Rob Watts 1G
Jeff Heath 3A
Dan Crawford 1A
Will Jordan 1G
Cory Scheuerle 2G
Jake O’Brien 1A
Tyler Odell scored the game-winner late in the third period and visiting Episcopal Academy held off a strong rally today in an 8-6 non-league boys’ lacrosse victory over Downingtown East.
The Cougars (1-1) had rallied from a 5-1 deficit with four unanswered goals in the middle periods. Morgan Westby and Ian Strain, who led the Churchmen with two goals each, scored the final tallies as the Churchmen improved to 5-0.
“We definitely battled through adversity today.” said Strain, the Lehigh bound junior. “We crossed a lot of problems but we came together in the end and got through it.
“We were struggling a bit on the offensive end and I hadn’t taken too many shots. I just thought I’d take a chance and luckily it went in.”
Owen Evans scored the tying goal with 38 seconds left in regulation and then won it 2:30 into overtime to give host Henderson a thrilling 9-8 non-league win over Strath Haven Wednesday in non-league boys’ lacrosse.
Evans led the Warriors (2-0) with four goals and an assist and Mike Medykiewicz added two goals while Chase Heisman made 12 saves.
Jonah Tate had two goals and Ted Bergman 15 saves for the Panthers (0-1).
Interboro 11, Upper Darby 10
Jake Herrmann (five goals, two assists) had the game-winner and Dave Hearn added three goals and two assists while Chuck Kelly made 12 saves to lead the Bucs.
Hatboro-Horsham 9, Abington 6
Matt McPoyle 2g
Brendan Mulligan 2g
Connor McPoyle 2g, 3a
Zach Erwine 1g
Pierre Armstrong 1g
Logan Eldridge 1g, 1a
Marc Poust (18 saves on 24 shots)
Springside Chestnut Hill 8, Hun School (NJ) 7
Mike Bown: 1/0
Tasso Karras: 5/0
Brendan Clark: 1/0
James Oeth: 1/0
Sean Delaney: 0/1
Owen Black: 3/3
Drake Roy: 3/1
Tucker Stevenson: 0/1
Julian Williams: 1/0