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ESPN Boston boys' lacrosse All-State team

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FIRST TEAM
G – Nick Marrocco, Jr., Duxbury
In his first season starting between the pipes for the Dragons, Marrocco was named an Eastern Mass. All-American while averaging 13 saves per game. Also a standout hockey player during the winter season, Marrocco is committed to Georgetown and was named Most Valuable Player of the bostonlax.net All-American game.

D – Rob Breed, Sr., Xaverian
One of the galvanizing forces behind the Hawks’ run to the program’s first state lacrosse title, the Eastern Mass. All-American was tasked with shutting down the opponent’s top attacks.

D – Ben Cox, Sr., Medfield
Named the Tri-Valley League’s Defensive Most Valuable player, Cox was a four-year member of the lacrosse team and part of back-to-back MIAA Division 2 state championship lacrosse teams. During the winter, Cox finished second on the Warriors hockey team in scoring, posting 12 goals for 38 points in 21 games. He will continue his lacrosse career at the University of Vermont.

D – John Sexton, Jr., Lincoln-Sudbury
The Notre Dame commit was a jack of all trades for the Warriors this season, taking faceoffs, playing on man-up situations and providing lockdown defense. Sexton was named an Eastern Mass. All-American and is a three-time Dual County League All-Star.

LSM – Nick Brozowski, Soph., Concord-Carlisle
A ground ball machine, the Maryland commit was named an Eastern Mass. All-American in addition to Dual County League All-Star honors.

M – Dan Delaney, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury
The Eastern Mass. All-American tallied 38 goals and 20 assists while leading the Warriors to a Division 1 final appearance. Delaney will continue his lacrosse career at Fairfield University next year.

M – Keegan Dudeck, Sr., Longmeadow
The Lancers captain closed out his career on a high with a five-goal outburst in their Division 2 state championship win over Medfield. Dudeck tallied 38 goals and 17 assists for his senior season.

M – Jack Wheeler, Jr., Xaverian
Turning in a dazzling offensive display at Harvard Stadium, Wheeler was a key component to the Hawks’ first-ever lacrosse championship. The Boston University commit and Eastern Mass. All-American tallied 42 goals with 15 assists this year.

A – Jay Drapeau, Jr., Westford Academy
Among the state scoring leaders in each of the last two seasons, Drapeau ripped off 71 goals in 2013. The Loyola commit was an ESPN Boston MIAA Lacrosse All-State second-teamer last year and also was a Hockey All-State Honorable Mention during the winter season.

A – Andrew Melvin, Sr., Medfield
The Eastern Mass. All-American helped lead the Warriors back to the Division 2 state championship game. Melvin will continue his lacrosse career at Bates College.

A – Nico Panepinto, Sr., Needham
Named ESPN Boston’s third annual “Mr. Lacrosse” winner last week, the Fairfield University signee finished his high school career with 179 goals and 159 assists. Panepinto, also a standout on the football field for the Rockets, was a two-time Eastern Mass. All-American and ESPN Boston All-State selection.

Specialist – Derek Osbahr, Sr., St. John’s Prep
Osbahr was an offensive weapon for the Eagles at the faceoff X as the best draw-winner in Eastern Mass. Also a member of Prep’s Super 8 hockey squad, the Eastern Mass. All-American will continue his lacrosse career at Bentley University.

SECOND TEAM
G – Ryan Goodall, Sr., Dover-Sherborn
D – Jack Ullrich, Jr., Hingham
D – Jay Walsh, Sr., Duxbury
D – Ian Yanulis, Sr, BC High
M – Caleb Brodie, Jr., Hingham
M – Brendan Flaherty, Sr., Beverly
M – Mike Panepinto, Jr., Needham
M – Roby Williams, Jr., Wayland
A – Hunter Burdick, Sr., St. John’s (Shrewsbury)
A – Nick Pino, Sr., North Andover
A – Tyler Reilly, Sr., Grafton
Specialist – Drew Kelleher, Jr., Longmeadow

Honorable Mention
Dom Abate, Sr. M, Beverly
Tommy Bannan, Sr. G, Hingham
Kevin Bletzer, Jr. M, Catholic Memorial
Rogers Boylan, Sr. D, Dover-Sherborn
Evan Boynton, Sr. D, Concord-Carlisle
Mike Carbone, Sr. A, Marshfield
Tucker Ciessau, Sr. A, Scituate
Matt Comerford, Sr. G, Reading
Pat Cronin, Jr. A, BC High
Matt Crowell, Jr. M, Medfield
Mark Dente, Sr. A, Reading
Kevin Farrell, Sr. FOGO, Billerica
Chris Frye, Sr. A, Walpole
Andrew Gallahue, Jr. A, St. John's Prep
Henry Guild, Sr. M, Lincoln-Sudbury
Carson Hart, Sr. M, Wayland
Keifer Heckman, Sr. A, Peabody
Eamon Hunter, Soph. LSM, Lincoln-Sudbury
Joe Igoe, Sr. M, Framingham
Reid Leveillee, Jr. D, Longmeadow
Giles Ober, Sr. G, Algonquin
Kieran Presley, Sr. M, Amherst
Brian Rotatori, Sr. M, Grafton
Drew Smiley, Jr. A, St. John's (Shrewsbury)
D.J. Smith, Sr. G, Billerica
Robert Treiber, Jr. G, Medfield
Luc Valenza, Sr. D, Foxborough
Tyler Weeks, Sr. D, Andover
Sam Wheaton, Sr. G, Minnechaug

Coach of the Year -- Ryan Liebel, Longmeadow
The Eastern Mass Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its boys' lacrosse 2013 All-Americans.

Here is the list:

FIRST TEAM
ATTACK
Jay Drapeau, Jr., Westford Academy
Nico Panepinto, Sr., Needham
Andrew Melvin, Sr., Medfield
Nick Pino, Sr., North Andover

MIDFIELD
Mike Panepinto, Jr., Needham
Dan Delaney, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury
Jack Wheeler, Jr., Xaverian
Caleb Brodie, Jr., Hingham
Brendan Flaherty, Sr., Beverly

DEFENSE
John Sexton, Jr., Lincoln-Sudbury
Ben Cox, Sr., Medfield
Rob Breed, Sr., Xaverian
Jack Ullrich, Jr., Hingham
Jay Walsh, Sr., Duxbury

SPECIALIST
Nick Brozowski, Jr., Concord-Carlisle

GOALIE
Nick Marrocco, Jr., Duxbury
D.J. Smith, Sr., Billerica

SECOND TEAM
ATTACK
Tucker Ciessau, Sr., Scituate
Andrew Gallahue, Jr., St. John's Prep
Mark Dente, Sr., Reading
Henry Guild, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury

MIDFIELD
Dom Abate, Sr., Beverly
Roby Williams, Jr., Wayland
Matt Crowell, Jr., Medfield
Eric O'Brien, Sr., Reading
Joe Igoe, Sr., Framingham

DEFENSE
Luc Valenza, Jr., Foxborough
Tyler Weeks, Sr., Andover
Rogers Boylan, Sr., Dover-Sherborn
Evan Boynton, Sr., Concord-Carlisle

SPECIALIST
Kevin Farrell, Sr., Billerica
Derek Osbahr, Sr., St. John's Prep

GOALIE
Ryan Goodall, Sr., Dover-Sherborn
Tommy Bannan, Sr., Hingham

MIAA boys' lacrosse championship picks

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DIVISION 3

Dover Sherborn (18-4) vs. Cohasset (17-3)

Players to watch: D-S – D Rogers Boylan, A Matt Davies, G Ryan Goodall, M Matt Huemme, A Brandon Jaeger; Cohasset – G Jack Conte, LSM Tim Gillis, M Will Golden, A John Mills, M Colin Whelan.

Breakdown: The Raiders eye their second straight Division 3 title, but face a Skippers team that has won nine straight games dating back to a May 9 regular-season loss to D2 finalist Hingham. D-S feeds off of their goaltender, Goodall, who is equally adept making tough stops as he is springing the transition game with his long-strike passing ability. The Skippers are guided to Harvard by first-year head coach James Beaudoin, who hopes to lead the program to its first championship since 2010.

X-factor: For the skippers to win, they’ll need Golden to bring his A-game to the faceoff X and control play. He’s capable.

Pick: D-S 11, Cohasset 7.

DIVISION 2 WEST/CENTRAL SEMIFINAL

Longmeadow (23-0) vs. St. John’s of Shrewsbury (18-3)

Players to watch: Longmeadow – A Kevin Barry, M Eric Barsalou, G Matt Draymore, M Keegan Dudeck, A Zack Lukus; SJS – G Andrew Arnold, A Hunter Burdick, A Josh Freilich, FOGO Connor Maloney, A/M Andrew Smiley.

Breakdown: The two district champions met once during the regular season, with the Lancers invading Shrewsbury and keeping their perfect season in tact with a 10-8 victory. Both of these teams have their share of offensive firepower, but they can also stop it, highlighted by Pioneers pole Aidan Fox. As their prior meeting, this game will likely be decided by the midfielders and which team is able to win 50-50 ground balls.

X-factor: Another matchup where I’ll be watching the faceoff X. Maloney will need to be on point for the Pioneers to reverse the previous result.

Pick: Longmeadow 11, St. John’s 10 (OT).

DIVISION 2 EASTERN MASS

Hingham (21-3) vs. Medfield (21-3)

Players to watch: Hingham – G Tommy Bannan, M Caleb Brodie, M Jacob Brodie, A David Freitas, D Jack Ullrich; Medfield – D Ben Cox, M Matt Crowell, A Andrew Melvin, G Robert Treiber.

Breakdown: The last time these teams squared off at Harvard Stadium (2010), the result was a double-overtime instant classic. The Warriors, who were then on a run of two straight state titles, hope the result is near the same. These squads have been near lights-out in front of their goaltenders, so expect a low-scoring struggle.

X-factor: Cox and Ullrich: Two of the state’s best operating in their own end, they are game-changers.

Pick: Medfield 7, Hingham 5.

DIVISION 1

Lincoln-Sudbury (18-2) vs. Xaverian (15-6)

Players to watch: L-S – M Dan Delaney, A Jordan Dow, M Chris Giorgio, A Matt Hall, LSM Eamon Hunter, LSM John Sexton; Xaverian – D Rob Breed, M Ryan McClellan, M Ryan Scheib, A D.J. Sperzel, M Jack Wheeler.

Breakdown: It’s been a while since the two teams met in the first week of the season on April 6 (a 10-5 win for L-S), and many things have changed. The No. 1 seed Warriors held serve through the bracket, running through their opponents by a combined score of 41-11 on the road to Harvard. Meanwhile, the Hawks had to dispatch last year’s D1 finalist Needham and fend off Catholic Conference rival BC High — in overtime – in the semifinals.

X-factor: It doesn’t matter where he is (taking faceoffs, on defense, on the man-up), Sexton is a force. It’s always worth watching the manner in which head coach Brian Vona deploys Sexton in the game plan.

Pick: L-S 9, Xaverian 6.

TVL boys' lacrosse postseason awards

May, 28, 2013
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The Tri-Valley League recently announced its boys' lacrosse All-Star team and postseason award winners.

Here's a look at the list, as provided by Dover-Sherborn head coach Brian McLaughlin:

Editor's note: League all-star lists may be sent to editors Scott Barboza (sbarboza@espnboston.com) or Brendan Hall (bhall@espnboston.com).

Tri-Valley League All-Stars:

Brandon Jaeger, A, Dover-Sherborn
Andrew Melvin, A, Medfield
Paul Beling, A, Holliston
Matt Crowell, M, Medfield
Drew Adams, M, Westwood
Zach Elkinson, M, Holliston
Matt Huemme, M, Dover-Sherborn
Brian Bissell, M, Medfield
Rogers Boylan, D, Dover-Sherborn
Ben Cox, D, Medfield
Jimmy Ganem, D, Medfield
Ryan Goodall, G, Dover-Sherborn

Specialist – Jeff Bolton, Ashland

Offensive Player of the Year – Matt Crowell, Medfield

Defensive Player of the Year – Ben Cox, Medfield

League MVP – Ryan Goodall, Dover-Sherborn

Coach of the Year – Chris Collins, Holliston

Assistant Coach of the Year – Dave Fredrickson, Westwood

Sportsman of the Year – Alex Muscanell, Hopkinton
DOVER, Mass. – As spring turns to summer and as the MIAA lacrosse tournament nears, it’s also around this time of year that Tri-Valley League rivals Dover-Sherborn and Medfield wrap up their season series – usually, with a conference title on the line.

Monday night’s tilt between the old adversaries was no different, with the Raiders looking to win the TVL outright, having beaten Medfield in the teams’ first meeting. Looking to earn a share of the league crown, the Warriors took the task to heart, taking a two-goal halftime lead. D-S pulled even in the second half, however, and the game looked destined for overtime.

But Medfield’s John MacLean tallied his lone goal of the game with 56 seconds remaining in regulation, and along with goaltender Robert Treiber’s 11 saves, the No. 9 Warriors earned a 6-5 win and a share of the TVL championship.

“It shows we can be tough in the fourth quarter,” Medfield head coach John Isaf said. “They came back to tie it, so we had to make a play to win it. We were smart, patient in the fourth quarter and good things happened.”

The Warriors (16-3) received multi-point games from Matt Crowell (goal, three assists) and Andrew Melvin (G, A) to shoulder the offense, but it was the defenses that were on display.

Despite suffering the loss, Raiders goaltender and ESPN Boston preseason All-State selection Ryan Goodall made 19 saves and was active in the clearing game, even earning an assist on Rogers Boylan’s goal to start the second half.

Treiber was equally up to the task. The junior netminder’s final save of the evening was his most important, stopping Brandon Jaeger last-ditch attempt to tie the game with about 12 seconds remaining.

“I wanted to make sure he wasn’t going to come near-post, so I locked that off and got ready to explode off-post,” Treiber said. “He put it out and there and I was able to catch up to it.”

His performance came as somewhat of a surprise to his coach, considering Treiber has been battling a groin injury and was held out of practice this week, as a result.

“I was sitting there wondering how he’s going to react when he hasn’t seen a shot in four days, going into tonight,” Isaf said. “But he’s a tough kid, he’s a gamer. He made some key saves for us tonight.”

FOCAL POINTS
Both Goodall and Treiber racked up the saves, but it was their clearing game, which paid real dividends for their teams.

Goodall got on the scoresheet with his third quarter assist, drawing the Raiders (13-4) within a goal. But Treiber’s feet were also an asset. On several occasions, particularly in the first half, the junior took off and created transition opportunities as D-S sought to cut off his midfield options.

“I like the run-and-gun,” Treiber said. “In transition, they’re always tough, and we allowed a few of them, but that’s part of the game. That’s what we’re trying to do, that’s what they’re trying to do.”

Although Isaf and his staff made a concerted effort to limit Goodall’s ability to connect on home-run passes, the talented senior still found his spots.

“Our game plan was to keep Goody [Goodall] from open-field clearing,” he said. “We didn’t do a very good job of that. He can throw a 50-yard pass on a dime, we know that, we’ve played against him for two years and we know he’s dangerous.”

MOVING ON
Aside from the opportunity to sweep the season series from their rivals, the Raiders missed out on a chance to claim the TVL title.

And while the result was ultimately different (following the Raiders’ 6-3 win on April 26), there were similarities between the two matchups.

“They were pretty similar games, in that they were both defensive battles,” said D-S head coach Brian McLaughlin, who secured career win No. 200 last week. “We were shaky, at best, on offense, with a lot of turnovers. They were probably caused by good defenses on each end, and that’s a main thing.”

With just one non-league game remaining on their regular-season schedule (against Franklin on Wednesday), McLaughlin’s team turns its attention to the lessons learned in Monday’s shortcomings and defending their Division 3 state championship.

“It’s a good measuring stick going into the playoffs,” McLaughlin said of playing the Warriors. “Obviously, we need to score some more goals. But, if we can hold Medfield to six, hopefully, we can some Division 3 teams to six as well.”

MIAA boys' lacrosse preseason All-State Team

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Attackmen:
Tyler Bogart, Soph., Catholic Memorial
Jordan Dow, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury
Jay Drapeau, Jr., Westford Academy
Brandon Jaeger, Sr., Dover-Sherborn
C.J. LoConte, Sr., Duxbury
Andrew Melvin, Sr., Medfield
Nick Menzel, Jr., Archbishop Williams
Nico Panepinto, Sr., Needham
Robbie Pisano, Sr., Needham
Tyler Reilly, Sr., Grafton
Andrew Smiley, Jr., St. John’s (Shrewsbury)

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Scott Barboza/ESPN Army commit C.J. LoConte will look to shoulder a bigger part of the offense for defending Division 1 state champion Duxbury.
Midfielders:
Kevin Bletzer, Jr., Catholic Memorial
Will Blumenberg, Soph., Concord-Carlisle
Caleb Brodie, Jr., Hingham
Alec Brown, Sr., Wakefield
Tucker Ciessau, Sr., Scituate
Dan Delaney, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury
Henry Guild, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury
Carson Hart, Sr., Wayland
Davis Kraft, Sr., Algonquin
Matt LaCroix, Sr., Westfield
Drew O’Connell, Jr., St. John’s Prep
Mikey Panepinto, Jr., Needham
Kieran Presley, Sr., Amherst
Bryan Rotartori, Sr., Grafton
Jack Wheeler, Jr., Xaverian

Long-stick Midfielders:
Nick Brozowski, Jr., Concord-Carlisle
Mike Elcock, Jr., Needham
D.J. George, Sr., Arlington Catholic
John Sexton, Jr., Lincoln-Sudbury

Defensemen:
Evan Boynton, Sr., Concord-Carlisle
Tim Gillis, Soph., Cohasset
Brian Uva, Sr., St. John’s Prep
Luc Valenza, Sr., Foxborough
Jay Walsh, Sr., Duxbury
Tyler Weeks, Sr., Andover
Ian Yanulis, Sr., BC High

Goaltender:
Andrew Blood, Jr., Walpole
Matt Comerford, Sr., Reading
Ryan Goodall, Sr., Dover-Sherborn
Nick Marrocco, Jr., Duxbury
Giles Ober, Sr., Algonquin
Jake Reynolds, Jr., Scituate
D.J. Smith, Sr., Billerica
Robert Treiber, Jr., Medfield
Tighe Van Lenten, Sr., Masconomet

D3 boys' lax final: D-S 16, No. Reading 6

June, 14, 2012
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ALLSTON, Mass. – It took a period, but once the Dover-Sherborn boys' lacrosse team got going, it wouldn’t be denied.

The Raiders scored 11 goals in a row after the opening quarter, turning an early 2-0 deficit into a rout as they defeated North Reading, 16-6, in the MIAA Division 3 state final at Harvard Stadium.

Seniors Jared Spence (4 goals, 3 assists) and Ben Newbert (goal, 5 assists) ended their high school careers in style, with plenty of help in the attacking end from junior Brandon Jaeger (5 goals).

And after so many close calls in years past –- including four losses in the final -– Dover-Sherborn finally has its first state championship.

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Courtesy of Ryan KilianTwo-time All-American Billy Polk helped Dover-Sherborn win 10 of its first 11 faceoffs and build a lead in Wednesaday's Division 3 state championship game at Harvard Stadium. The Raiders won their first-ever boys' lacrosse title in a 16-6 romp.
“To finally win one was a nice feeling, that’s for sure,” Raiders head coach Brian McLaughlin said. “Especially with the five seniors we have – this is their third time (in a state final).”

A 2-1 deficit after one turned into a 7-2 lead at halftime, with Newbert scoring one of the goals and assisting three others. Jaeger scored twice, with freshman Matt Davies, senior Billy Polk and Spence also getting in on the act in the second period.

The Raiders (19-4) dominated the faceoffs, with Polk and junior Keaton Stoner combining to win 10 of the 11 faceoffs in the first half.

“If you can keep getting the ball in lacrosse, it’s tough for the other team,” McLaughlin said. “Since we controlled the ball and ran our offense through, it was a big plus for us.”

It was more of the same in the third period, as Davies, Spence and junior Matt Huemme all scored within the first four minutes to make it 10-2. D-S continued to dominate possession in the middle of the quarter, with only a couple saves by Hornet senior goalie Brian Conway on Newbert preventing the Raiders from increasing their lead.

They eventually did, however, with goals from seniors Peter Kostokos and Chris Flight to make it 12-2. North Reading senior Eric Valenti whipped on in from 15 yards out to finally stop the Radiers’ run with 1:13 left to go in the frame. Valenti and Jaeger swapped goals in the final minute of the period, and it was 13-4 in favor of D-S going into the fourth.

North Reading (22-2) head coach Chuck Campobasso credited Dover-Sherborn’s ability to keep control of the ball and limit his team’s opportunities.

“We didn’t have possession because they’re unbelievable,” Campobasso said. “They’re not gonna turn the ball over, they’re not gonna make mistakes.”

Spence scored 1:18 into the fourth to make it 14-4. Junior Michael O’Brien and senior Cody Carbone gave Hornet fans something to cheer about with back-to-back goals, making it 14-6, but Jaeger put the exclamation point on the Raiders’ fantastic season with his fourth and fifth goals in the closing minutes of the game.

North Reading started off strong, scoring the game’s first two goals. Junior Cameron Knight opened the scoring 2:02 in with a well-placed bounce shot from 14 yards out. Junior Anthony Lytle made it 2-0 with 5:20 to play in the first period, taking a pass from Valenti and going top shelf over D-S junior goalie Ryan Goodall’s shoulder.

Spence got the Raiders on the board just 35 seconds later with a goal from close range. Polk started the play with an excellent run from midfield, dodging three North Reading players in the process.

The Hornets outshot D-S in the first 12 minutes, 6-3, but Goodall made some good stops toward the end of the period to keep it a one-goal game.

“He made some great saves,” McLaughlin said. “They have a great offense, and they shot well. [Goodall] came up big for us.”

Newbert said he and his teammates were rushing their attack in the first quarter, but a more patient approach in the second turned the tide.

“After the first quarter, our coaches told us, ‘We’re not gonna get them back in the first 10 seconds. Just settle down; we got a whole game to play,’” Newbert said. “That’s what we did. We didn’t force the passes in the middle, and kids really ran their routes, made the cuts. Once that kinda settled us down, we really started getting going.”

Sophomore defenseman Zach Ambrosino played a solid game for Dover-Sherborn, picking up a couple key ground balls in his own zone to prevent the Hornets’ talented attackmen from getting shots on goal.

Valenti had two goals and two assists in his final game for North Reading. He’s one of eight seniors whom Campobasso said will have a long-lasting effect on the program.

“You see the excitement at some of our games, with some of the youth guys that they want to play for North Reading High School,” Campobasso said. “That’s their legacy…This is unbelievable, but it’s gonna be long-term with the amount of kids that are going to be coming out to play for us.”

This was the Raiders’ day, however, and one they went through plenty of growing pains to get to. The team lost in overtime to Scituate in the 2009 state championship, and fell by a goal in last year’s final to Weston.

Dover-Sherborn has been knocking on the door a long time. Wednesday, they finally burst through.

“It’s absolutely amazing,” Newbert said. “More than anything, our coach, he’s been here so many times, and to finally win it for us and him, it was just a great way for us to go out."

Coaches Cup: Consolation game recaps

April, 19, 2012
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DOVER, Mass. -- Both Andover and Lincoln-Sudbury rebounded after their opening round matches on Tuesday with wins against Dover-Sherborn and North Andover.

Andover and L-S will meet on Saturday in Wellesley at 12:00pm, while D-S and North Andover will kick-off the final day of the Coaches Cup at 10:00AM.

LINCOLN-SUDBURY 12, DOVER-SHERBORN 11: Entering the fourth quarter trailing D-S by three goals, L-S regrouped and tallied five unanswered strikes to defeat the Raiders, 12-11.

“We knew we were going to comeback,” L-S head coach Brian Vona said. “We’ve just been that team all year.”

L-S tied the game with 20 seconds remaining when junior Henry Guild, (5 G) rushed to the right side of the D-S zone before he whipped the ball past the Raiders junior netminder Ryan Goodall for the equalizer.

“I’m just looking at the clock thinking we’re down by one, and we needed one, and instincts just kind of kicked in. All the coaching that we had just kind of kicked in, and I think I got a little lucky to be honest,” Guild said. “I went low to low, and [my shot] just bounced off the grass, the grass had a really nice bounce and it just bounced right up and in.”

On the ensuing possession, junior Chris Giorgio scooped up a loose ground ball, which was initiated by the game’s final face-off before Vona called a timeout, and crafted a play that instructed his team to feed junior Dan Delaney, (5 G, 1 A) for the go-ahead goal.

And luckily for Vona, his play worked out, as Delaney dodged through the D-S zone, and rifled a shot past Goodall for the game-winner.

“We were aware of the clock, we knew we had 13 seconds [following a timeout], and I had a lot of room on [the right side], and I was going to the goal,” Delaney said of his game winning strike. “I was going to the goal.”

“Ironically, exactly what we did, which never happens in high school lacrosse, but exactly what we drew up,” Vona added. “We knew they’d shut off the two adjacent passes, and we just skipped a pass and went from there, so it was a good pass to make it, and a hell of an athletic play by Danny to make it happen.”

D-S jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead thanks to senior Jared Spence, (5 G), and extended it to 8-4 at the break. However, once the second half commenced, L-S appeared rejuvenated, and notched two back-to-back strikes by Guild and Delaney during the final 30 seconds of the third quarter, which provided the Warriors with all the momentum.

The Raiders only fourth quarter goal came at 8:59 when senior Ben Newbert centered a pass to junior Brandon Jaeger, who then deposited the ball past Warriors senior goaltender Dan Shaughnessy.

D-S never scored again, as their defense allowed L-S to net four goals in a span of five minutes, which secured their fifth victory of the season.

“I think all of our guys played a tough game, we did not quit, [and in the] fourth quarter came back and won it,” Delaney said. “I think that was an important win for our team.”

Andover 10, North Andover 7: Starring at their third consecutive loss, Andover’s offense rebounded following a lackluster third quarter, and tallied six unanswered strikes in the fourth, which lifted the Golden Warriors past North Andover, 10-7.

Andover’s senior Tom LoMedico, (2G, 1A) sparked the rally by connecting with sophomore Will Reardon, (3G, 2A) at 10:28 before he and senior Matt McIver recorded back-to-back tallies, which tied the game, 7-7.

“I think the whole team started really believing, and I think we knew we could comeback the whole time, so once we started putting a few in, it just really helped us comeback,” LoMedico said.

The Golden Warriors regained the lead for good two minutes after their game-tying strike when McIver found LoMedico before Andover increased their lead with two additional goals by junior Andrew Eriksen and senior Jeff Hanson.

“I felt like we were kind of making rash decisions, and throwing the ball a little bit more then we needed to, and kind of pushing it into spots where we were kind of forcing the ball, and what we said at the end of the third quarter was that we know that we can score, we have 12 minutes, and let’s make sure we’re not forcing [passes or goals],” Andover head coach Wayne Puglisi said. “That was the main message.”

Andover began the game with a 2-1 advantage, but North Andover responded with four consecutive strikes, which gave the Knights a 5-3 lead at halftime.

North Andover extended their lead to 7-4 in the third when junior Nathaniel Hitchcock tallied back-to-back strike before Andover rallied to beat their crosstown rival for the first time since 2010.

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