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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from March 31 (boys’/men’s)

Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Uncategorized  

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 3/31/20

3/31/08 – Boys’ notebook: Philly boys’ teams fare well against the elite clubs

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 3/31/08

The elite boys’ teams in the Philadelphia area learned exactly where they stand last week in the national scene.

Each of the top four teams in the Top 10 Poll played at least one game against nationally-ranked or nationally-recognized teams from the perennial hotbeds of Baltimore and New York.

Haverford School, ranked No. 1 by and 19th nationally by Inside Lacrosse, made the biggest splash Wednesday by downing the No. 1 team in the nation, Maryland’s Loyola Blakefield, 7-5.

The Fords traveled back to Maryland Saturday to meet the No. 5 team in the nation, Gilman School, Md., and led 5-1 early in the second half before suffering a respectable 11-8 defeat.

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3/31/09 – La Salle defeats Malvern Prep, 4-3, in 2 OT after dropping last two in OT

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 3/31/09

After losing its last two games in overtime, the La Salle lacrosse team found itself in yet another overtime game today against a top-tier team.

This time, Peter Schwartz scored with 1 minute, 20 seconds left in the second OT to lift the host Explorers to a 4-3 triumph over rival Malvern Prep.

The win improved La Salle – ranked third in the PA State Media Rankings and by to 2-3. Malvern, ranked fifth in both rankings, fell to 1-3.

La Salle dropped two straight games last week to Baltimore powers, Gilman School (8-7) and Calvert Hall (11-10), despite coming out with big leads and holding the edge until the final seconds of overtime. The losses, combined with their opening-day defeat to Conestoga, dropped the defending state champion Explorers off their perch as the No. 2 team in the nation (by Inside Lacrosse) entering the season.

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3/31/11 – Thursday’s boys’ roundup: Conestoga, Radnor, Springfield-D claim Central League openers

Connor Frisina scored three goals while Billy Flatley and Tyler Brooke added a pair each to lead visiting Conestoga to an 11-3 victory today over Penncrest in a Central League boys’ lacrosse game.

Matt Barrett

The victory improved the Pioneers to 3-0 overall. They were coming off a huge 11-9 win over Boys’ Latin (Md.), a team ranked among the top five in the nation in two national polls.

Matt Klodarska scored two goals for Penncrest (1-1, 0-1).

Radnor 12, Marple Newtown 4

Charlie Rubin had three goals and an assist, Ben Junior scored three goals and Mike Barnes had two goals and won 12 of 14 face-offs as the Red Raiders defeated the Tigers in a Central League game.

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3/31/14 – Boys’ Rankings: No. 1 Malvern Prep survives two major challenges, opens in Inter-Ac

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 3/31/14

Malvern Prep weathered two major challenges last week, defeating No. 3 Salesianum School, 6-5, and then No. 4 Avon Grove, 11-10, in overtime. The Inter-ac league season opens this week.

1. Malvern Prep (6-0) Prev: No. 1- The Friars prepare for their Inter-Ac League opener Friday at Germantown Academy by playing Tuesday at La Salle.

2. Haverford School (4-2) Prev: No. 2- The Fords scored a major comeback win (9-8) Saturday over St. Paul’s (MD) at the PNC Invitational. They open Inter-Ac play Friday at home vs. Episcopal Academy.

3. Salesianum School (0-1) Prev: No. 3- The Sals, coming off the 6-5 loss to Malvern Prep, begin play in Delaware Wednesday at Wilmington Friends.

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3/31/15 – .@FusionLax Monday boys’ HS roundup: @MPFriars, Penncrest, @SJPLacrosse, @Fords_Lacrosse, @SFLacrosse, @WCRustinLax win

Mike Fay (three goals, one assist) scored the game-winner in overtime as host Malvern Prep defeated Salesianum School, 10-9, Monday in non-league lacrosse.

Billy Coyle added two goals and two assists for the Friars and Charles Kelly won 15 of 21 face-offs.

For Salesianum School (3-1), AJ Witherell had three goals and three assists and Michael Drake added two goals and three assists.

Penncrest 9, Parkland 8

Ryan Kinnard (four goals) scored the game-winner as the Lions rallied for the non-league win.

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