Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/31/21 – Staff Report
All four Philly teams will compete for gold following pool play games today in Day 3 at the Under Armour Underclass All America tournament in Maryland.
The Philly boys’ Command team closed at 4-0 with a 13-5 blitz of Upstate NY as Ben McCarthy (Haverford School) and Ross Prince (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) combined to go 17 of 22 at the faceoff X. Hayes Schreiner (Springside CHA) and Johnny Webb (Radnor) combined for 10 saves and Aydan DiRocco (Haverford School) had three goals while Stephen Pileggi (Upper Dublin) scored twice.
Philly earned the No. 1 seed in the playoffs and advance to the semifinals (vs. Baltimore-New England winner) Sunday at 11:45 a.m. at Troy Park, Eldridge.
The Philly girls’ Command squad closed at 3-1 with a 10-6 victory over CONNY as Blair Fox and Molly Chorin each scored three goals and Aditi Foster (Upper Dublin) had two goals and an assist. Team Philly earned the No. 3 seed and meets New England at Troy Park at 8 a.m.
The Philly girls’ Highlight team performed like a wrecking ball, blasting CONNY, 13-0, and the West, 19-1. In the first win, Kate Galica (Conestoga) had three goals while Emma Talago (Archbishop Carroll) and Sydney Wilson (Agnes Irwin) each scored two. Then in the rout of the West, Talago and Kiley Mottice (Carroll, also two assists)) each had four goals while Galica and Wilson each had three. Gabby Koury (Owen J. Roberts) added two goals.
Team Philly gained the No. 2 seed and will play in the semifinals at Troy Park at 11:45 a.m. vs the Upstate/Baltimore winner.
Meanwhile, the Highlight boys improved to 3-1 with two big wins, 9-5 over CONNY and 14-4 over the West. Andrew McMeekin (Episcopal Academy) was perfect at the faceoff X in the win over CONNY and Kyle Lehman (Wissahickon, three goals) and Jack Pilling (La Salle, two goals) paced the offense. In the rout of the West, Tristan Whitaker (Episcopal Academy) had three goals while Max Busenkell (Garnet Valley) and Frankie Fix (La Salle) each scored twice.
Team Philly, seeded No. 4, will meet New England at 10:30 a.m. in the quarterfinals. The winner faces No. 1 seed Washington DC.