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Philly boys’ Command team keeps winning at Under Armour Underclass All-America tourney

Friday, 30th July 2021

Categories All-Star Games, Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's, Posted 7/30/21 – From Staff Report

The Philly boys’ Command team (2024-25) remained perfect today with two wins at the Under Armour Underclass All America tournament at Troy Park in Elkridge, Maryland.

The Philly boys (3-0) opened the day with a 7-4 triumph over Upstate NY as Aydan DiRocco (Haverford School), Finn Lawrence (Haverford School) and John Majka (Malvern Prep) each scored twice and Nathaniel Lucchesi (Radnor) scored once. Johnny Webb (Radnor) had four saves and Hayes Schreiner (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) had three for Team Philly.

Next Team Philly routed the West, 14-3, as Ben McCarthy (Haverford School, two goals) and Nate Prince (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) combined to win 16 of 20 faceoffs. Gavin Michener (Penn Charter), Lucchesi, DiRocco each scored twice while Ennis Udo (Malvern Prep), Majka, Alex Tulio (Springside CHA), Tyler Gougler (Springfield-Delco), Ryan Metz (Salesianum School) and Prince each scored once. Webb had 3 saves.

The Philly girls’ Command team split games today and is 2-1. First, the girls routed Upstate NY, 11-4, as Aditi Foster (Upper Dublin) had three goals and an assist and Quinn Whitaker (Episcopal Academy) and Alex Reilly (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) each scored twice.

The Philly girls then dropped a tough 8-7 decision to Long Island after making a valiant comeback from a 6-2 deficit. In the loss, Reilly had three goals.

Meanwhile in the Highlight Division, Team Philly boys claimed a thrilling 10-9 overtime win over Long Island and then dropped a heartbreaking 6-5 decision to Upstate NY.

In the win over LI, AJ Nikolic (Malvern Prep) had the game-winner and Kyle Lehman (Wissahickon) led the attack with four goals and Andrew Kelly (La Salle) scored twice. Lehman had two goals in the defeat to Upstate NY.

The Philly Highlight girls’ team fell to Long Island, 12-6, but rebounded for a 19-2 rout of Upstate NY. Kate Galica (Conestoga) and Sydney Wilson (Agnes Irwin) each scored four goals while Gabby Koury (Owen J. Roberts) and Kiley Mottice (Archbishop Carroll) each had three tallies.

Philly’s Mary Carroll (right) defends during the loss to Long Island Friday (Photo Courtesy of Drew Fox)