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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from March 28 (boys’/men’s)

Saturday, 28th March 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 history), Posted 3/28/20

3/28/09 – Boys’ wrap: Lower Merion edges Garnet Valley; Springfield-D tops Emmaus

Matt Dilks scored the game-winner with one second left and amassed three goals and two assists to lead Lower Merion to a 9-8 victory Friday over Garnet Valley in a boys’ Central League win, spoiling the league debut for the Jaguars.

Scott Benson assisted on the game-winner, scored in a man-up situation. Jack Morrison added two goals for Lower Merion (2-1) while Cody Hornung (six saves) and Hank Altschuler (eight saves) split the goaltending duties.

GV, which led 3-0 at one point, wa sled by Mike Montella (2 goals) and Eric Warden (1 goal, 4 assists).

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3/28/10 – United Sports Collegiate Scholar-Athlete: Holy Cross captain Barrar (Malvern Prep) is a ‘Big’ role model

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Holy Cross captain Tim Barrar (Malvern Prep)

By Bridget Letukas, Posted 3/28/10

A good example goes a long way.

Just ask Holy Cross senior defenseman Tim Barrar, a graduate of Malvern Prep.

Every week, Barrar and his Crusader teammates go to Canterbury School to participate in a Big Brother, Big Sister program.

“We each mentor a kid,” said Barrar, an Economics Major with a 3.5 GPA, as he speaks of the third through sixth graders. “We help them with anything. We look over their homework, and then just hang out with them. Some of them have no dads and need a male role model.”

If there is anyone to serve as a positive role model, it’s the two-time All-Academic pick and senior captain, named the United Sports Collegiate Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

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3/28/11 – Phillylacrosse Boys’ Rankings: Episcopal Academy makes big move after surprising La Salle

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 3/28/11

Episcopal Academy pulled off the season’s first major upset by downing La Salle, 11-9, moving it up four notches to the No. 3 spot. The Here is the year’s second Boys’ Rankings:

1. Haverford School (4-0) – The Fords, after a nice layoff, return to host Abington on Saturday. Prev: No. 1

2. Conestoga (1-0) – The Pioneers rallied for an exciting 12-9 win over St. Joseph’s Prep Saturday. They brace for a much-anticipated meeting against Baltimore power Boys’ Latin Tuesday at Franklin & Marshall College at 7:30 p.m. (originally 5:30 p.m.). Prev: No. 2.

3. Episcopal Academy (1-0) – The Churchmen looked flat-out impressive in their win over La Salle. They host Downingtown East Tuesday and No. 5 St. Joseph’s Prep Friday. Prev: No. 7.

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3/28/14 – La Salle faces DeMatha Catholic (MD) tonight at Penn Park in annual ‘Fallen Heroes Game’

The annual “Fallen Heroes Game” between defending PIAA champion La Salle and DeMatha Catholic (MD) will be held tonight at 7 pm at the University of Pennsylvania’s Ace Adams Field at Penn Park.

Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion (left) with best friend Lt. (SEAL) Brendan Looney, USN
Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion (left) with best friend Lt. (SEAL) Brendan Looney, USN

The game honors the memory of two true American heroes: First LT. Travis Manion (La Salle), who died in Iraq in 2007; and his best friend and roommate from the US Naval Academy, Navy SEAL, Lt. Brendan Looney (DeMatha), who died in Afghanistan in 2010.

When Travis died he was originally buried in a family plot near his hometown. However, after Brendan passed away, the decision was made to bury both men side by side at Arlington National Cemetery. The decision to do this made national news and was covered by all of the major networks.

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3/28/16 – Phillylacrosse Boys’ Rankings: @MPFriars keep hold of top spot, @UDcardsLax moves up to No. 4

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 3/28/16

The Boys’ Rankings:


1. Malvern Prep (3-1) Prev. No. 1: The Friars stay at No. 1 despite suffering their first loss to MIAA power Calvert Hall, 7-6, in overtime. They host No. 8 St. Augustine Prep on Wednesday and then host No. 5 Garnet Valley on Saturday.

2. Hun School (1-0) Prev. No. 2: The Raiders handled previously-undefeated Georgetown Prep (MD), 14-8, and host Blair Academy (N.J.), on Saturday.

3. Haverford School (3-2) Prev. No. 3: The Fords host Gilman on Tuesday.

4. Upper Dublin (1-0) Prev. No. 11: The Cardinals opened in style with a 16-4 rout of defending PIAA champion Radnor. They open their Suburban One Freedom season Tuesday vs. Norristown.

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3/28/18 – .@LaSalle_Sports defense stifles @Stoga_Lax, 8-3, in battle of top-ranked teams

By Matt Chandik, Posted 3/28/18

For the second consecutive year, it was a nonleague game billed as a battle between two of the PIAA Class AAA contenders. For the second year in a row, La Salle was clearly a cut above Conestoga.

The host Explorers (ranked No. 3 by got two goals and an assist from Ethan Masucci, two goals from Matthew Clibanoff and a staunch defensive effort in front of goalie Michael Clibanoff (10 saves) in an 8-3 rout of the visiting Pioneers (No. 5).

La Salle’s Brendan Meagher (left) celebrates a goal with Danny Mallee (Photo by Matt Chandik)

The group of Dan Jordon, Joey Burnham, Brett Mallee and Bob Bohner made life miserable for a Conestoga offense that’s still coming together. It’s a savvy, veteran group, and it’s going to be bad news for anyone who challenges the Explorers this year.

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3/28/19 – Carozza (4G) tallies game-winner in OT as WC East defeats Bishop Shanahan, 11-10

Joe Carozza scored his fourth goal in overtime to lift host West Chester East to an 11-10 victory over Bishop Shanahan today in Ches-Mont League play.

The Vikings (3-0) improved to 2-0 in the Ches-Mont while defending Class AA PIAA champion Shanahan (1-1 overall) dropped its league opener.

The Eagles actually led, 7-3, at halftime, but East pulled within 7-5 and later Bryant Maits tied it with less than 2 minutes remaining to send it into OT.

In overtime, sophomore Aiden Long made the key caused turnover and Jesse Roth set it up downfield for Carozza to end it.

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