Wednesday, May 10, 2006
By Clark Washington
Sure there’s always that one player, Tom Verchio, who can completely take a game over by themselves. Defenses try their best to contain that player, Tom Verchio, but even the best teams can only limit the clear path shot attempts by that player. When Washington Township traveled to Cherry Hill East, Tom Verchio took only what the Cougars’ defense gave him but still was able to score. The Minutemen were able to capitalize on their team speed setting up good shots and finally broke this game open during the second half. Washington Township would defeat Cherry Hill East 15-2 in an Olympic Conference boys’ lacrosse game.
The first quarter started out quickly for the Minutemen as Verchio scored just moments into this game. From that point on, the game slowed down a bit, but Verchio was able to push the score to 2-0. Two more goals during the opening minutes of the second quarter gave Verchio his fourth goal of the game and Township found themselves up by a 5-0 margin. Cherry Hill East’s Glen Tobin got off a low laser shot towards the net and the Cougars were on the scoreboard. The half would end with Ed Feeley scoring the last two goals and the Minutemen held an 8-1 lead. The second half would be pretty much like the first. Tom Verchio ended the game with eight goals, Ed Feeley added two goals and Ryan Kinch highlighted the second half with three goals. Glen Tobin and Stephan Knecht accounted for the only goals scored by Cherry Hill East.