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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from May 14 (boys’/men’s)

Thursday, 14th May 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 lacrosse history), Posted 5/14/20

5/14/08 – Boys’ lacrosse: Springfield-Delco picks up big win over Aces in finale, 11-4

By Ben Skalina, Posted 5/14/08

Groundballs were the story on Tuesday night at Springfield-Delco.

The Cougars got nearly all of them, and controlled the game from start to finish for an 11-4 thumping of Lower Merion in a key Central League tilt.

Springfield, ranked eighth by, finishes 7-2 in league play (14-5 overall) and ties with Radnor for second in the league. The 10th-ranked Aces dropped to 6-3 in the Central League (16-4 overall) and finish tied for fourth with Conestoga.

“We just picked them up, picked them up, picked them up, and I felt like they never got into a good offensive groove,” Springfield coach Mike Friel said of his team’s groundball play and its effect on Lower Merion’s game.

The fun started early for the Cougars and never stopped. Josh Cavanaugh (three goals) picked the ball up off of an illegal procedure on the first face-off, and immediately dodged and scored just 11 seconds in. On the next possession, Colin Keegan (three goals) took an assist from Joe Arrell (three goals, two assists) on the crease and pushed the advantage to two goals.

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5/14/09 – Scholastic wrap: Emmaus boys win LVC crown; GA edges Penn Charter to advance to Inter-Ac tournament, Posted 5/14/09

    Mic Debellis scored six goals and Dan Kinek had four goals and two assists as Emmaus throttled Easton, 16-5, Wednesday to claim the Lehigh Valley Conference boys’ championship at Nazareth High.

    Will Scott added one goal and five assists for the Green Hornets (16-4) while Dan Zagnoli made 10 saves. Emmaus led just, 6-4, at halftime, but scored 10 unanswered goals to break the game open. Emmaus earns the top seed and a bye for the District 11 tournament, which begins next week.

    Matt Michael and Chris Varella each had two goals for the Red Rovers (13-6).

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5/14/09 – Boys’ wrap: WC East stuns Radnor, 8-5; Downingtown East, Springfield-D, L. Merion win, Posted 5/14/09

    Matt Maday scored four goals and Andrew Protenic added three while goalie Justin Laxton was brilliant with 18 saves as visiting West Chester East stunned fourth-seeded Radnor, 8-5, tonight in the second round of the boys’ District 1 lacrosse tournament.

    Thirteenth-seeded East (15-3) advances to the quarterfinals Saturday against Central Bucks East, which bested Unionville, 12-8. Radnor, the fourth-ranked team in the PA Media Rankings, finishes its season at 15-4.

    Radnor led, 2-1, in the first quarter when Protenic scored three unanswered goals off two assists from Chris McCormick (one goal) and one from Ben Tuscai. The East defense then put a net around Laxton, who made several key stops when the Red Raiders did pose a threat.

    Tim Kulp, Chris Saggese, Zach Lieb, Kurt Smith, Killian White, and Jim Barr played standout defense for the Vikings

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5/14/10 – Friday’s boys’ roundup: La Salle tops Downingtown East; Ridley downs PW, Posted 5/14/10

Stephen Kelly and Kevin Forster each scored four goals while Dan Losier and Patrick Resch each had two to lift visiting La Salle to a 15-5 victory over Downingtown East Friday in non-league boys’ lacrosse.

The Explorers closed their season at 15-2 as they gear for the Catholic League playoffs. The Cougars finished at 9-9 and have clinched a tie for the Ches-Mont League crown. They are one-half game ahead of Downingtown West, which can tie for the crown by defeating Bayard Rustin today.

Ridley 13, Plymouth Whitemarsh 3

Tyler Johnston scored three goals to lead the Green Raiders to a non-league victory over the Colonials. The Green Raiders (12-6) finished tied for fourth in the Central League and are expected to earn a District 1 playoff berth while the Colonials (also 12-6) await their fate as the No. 3 team from the Suburban One American.

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5/14/11 – Boys’ lacrosse: Sankey scores six goals to lead Penn Charter to 19-7 rout of Hun School (N.J.) in Inter-Ac Invitational

By Warren Scott, Posted 5/14/11

Joey Sankey erupted for six goals and three assists and Shane Carr scored three goals and added four assists as Penn Charter coasted past Hun School (N.J.), 19-7, today in the first round of the Inter-Ac Invitational at Episcopal School.

The sixth-seeded Quakers (11-10) advance to play at third-seeded and Inter-Ac rival Germantown Academy on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

Penn Charter bolted to a 9-1 first-period lead and padded the advantage to 14-3 by halftime.

Ray Vandegrift added two goals and two assists for the Quakers while Tyler Earley had a goal and two assists and Kevin Murphy and Dean Roseman each had a goal and an assist and Jackson Tamasitis had 13 saves.

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5/14/12 – Boys’ lacrosse: Mouser (five goals), reserve goalie Gaulin lead Shipley School to 9-7 upset of Episcopal Academy in Inter-Ac Invitational

Shipley School goalie Chris Gaulin, who played brilliantly after being pressed into duty following an injury, waits for a shot by Ian Strain during Saturday’s 9-7 victory over host Episcopal Academy in the Inter-Ac Invitational (Photo by Gary V. Gordon)

By Warren Scott, Posted 5/14/11

Julius Mouser had five goals and two assists and reserve goalie Chris Gaulin made 16 saves to lead Shipley School to a stunning 9-7 victory over host Episcopal Academy today in the first round of the Inter-Ac Invitational boys’ lacrosse tournament.

The 10th-seeded Gators, who won the regular season title in the Friends Schools League, improved to 14-2. They will play at second-seeded Malvern Prep in the Inter-Ac Invitational quarterfinals Wednesday (4:30 p.m.).

Shipley, the two-time defending champions of the Friends Schools League, also begin league playoffs Tuesday when they host Westtown in the semifinals (4 p.m.).

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5/14/12 – NCAA men’s lacrosse: Maryland rallies past Lehigh, 10-9; Blye (Downingtgown East) sparks Terps, Posted 5/14/12
From Press Release

Lehigh’s Ty Souders (Emmaus) defends Joe Cummings during Sunday’s loss to Maryland. (Photo by Rene Schleicher)

The Lehigh men’s lacrosse team erased a five-goal deficit with seven straight goals bridging the second and third quarters, but Maryland wouldn’t go away as Joe Cummings scored with six seconds remaining to hand the Mountain Hawks a crushing 10-9 defeat, in an NCAA First Round game Sunday night. Maryland maintained possession for the game’s final 4:41 leading into the last-second score. Lehigh ends its record-breaking season at 14-3 while the Terrapins improve to 10-5.

The game came in front of a facility-record 2,278 fans and a nationally-televised audience on ESPNU and

“I look at the growth and overall maturity of the team and that’s something I keep pointing back to… back to the February loss vs. Villanova, getting shellacked in our home opener,” said Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese. “Our senior leaders and upperclassmen stepped up to lead us to a nine-game winning streak and a lot of firsts along the way. I’m really proud of them. They have a Patriot League Championship under their belts and did a lot of things for the first time in Lehigh Lacrosse history and for that, I’m very proud and thankful.”

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5/14/13 – District 1 playoffs: Avon Grove looks to continue success after winning first league title

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 5/14/13

When the District 1 boys’ lacrosse tournament opens today, Avon Grove will already have met its major goal: To win the Ches-Mont League championship.

The Red Devils, who are seeded No. 10 and host Holy Ghost Prep tonight at 7 p.m., shared the league crown with Downingtown East, Bishop Shanahan and Great Valley. Avon Grove, Shanahan and Great Valley had never won a Ches-Mont crown, but all four Ches-Mont champions teams are seeded among the top 13 teams and harbor hopes of a state berth.

(Click here for all boys’ playoff brackets. Click here for all girls’ playoff brackets)

“In the beginning of the season we made that (winning a league title) one of our goals,” said Avon Grove junior attackman Tanner Peck (Penn State commit). “With a lot of young players, and some freshmen and sophomores playing key roles as well as juniors that had not played varsity, we knew we’d need a lot guys to step up.”

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5/14/14 – Inter-Ac Invitational quarterfinals: @EAboyslacrosse earns meeting with @Fords_Lacrosse

Haverford School goalie Alex deMarco makes one of his six saves in Wednesday’s win (Photo for, Posted 5/14/14

Curtis Zappala had four goals and an assist and jake Martellucci added three goals and one assist to power host Episcopal Academy to a 14-6 victory today over Germantown Academy in the quarterfinals of the Inter-Ac Invitational.

The win advanced the third-seeded Churchmen (8-12) into the semifinals against second-seeded Haverford School Friday night (time TBA) at Cabrini College. The Fords defeated Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 12-6.

Chris Friedman and Rich Palazzese each added two goals for EA while Christian Feliziani and Ernst combined to win 18 of 24 face-offs.

Garrett Trucksess led GA with three goals and one assist and Jimmy McAfee added two goals and an assist.

Haverford School 12, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 6

Luke Desperito scored twice and Forry Smith had a goal and four assists to lead the Fords (19-5) to the quarterfinal victory

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5/14/15 – District 1 boys’ lacrosse: @Stoga_Lax rallies for stunning 10-9 OT win over @UDCardsLax, Posted 5/14/15
Staff Report

Conestoga’s Steve Hildebrand had the game-winner Thursday in the Pioneers’ 10-9 overtime win (Photo for

Steve Hildebrand scored with 2 second left in overtime to give visiting Conestoga a stunning 10-9 upset of Upper Dublin today in the second round of the District 1 tournament.

The 10th-seeded Pioneers (11-9) advance to the District 1 quarterfinals to meet Penncrest at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harriton High.

Upper Dublin’s Max Winebrake put the seventh-seeded Cards (18-2) ahead, 9-8, with 10.6 seconds to play. But Hunter Gregory was awarded the ensuing face-off win and Conestoga called time out to set up a play.

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5/14/17 – Maryland’s Rambo (La Salle, Duke’s LC) is Tewaaraton finalist; leads Terps today in NCAAs vs. Bryant, Posted 5/14/17
From Press Release

Matt Rambo is seen in action this year against St. Joseph’s (Photo by Rene Schleicher)

Maryland men’s lacrosse senior attackman Matt Rambo (La Salle, Duke’s LC) has been named one of five finalists for the 2017 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The award has been given annually since 2001 to the most outstanding Division I college lacrosse player.

The finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C., for the 17th annual ceremony on June 1.

Rambo is just the second player in Maryland history to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, joining Joe Walters (2006). The Terrapins have never had a winner of the prestigious award, which is the equivalent of college football’s Heisman Trophy.

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