|High School Lacrosse:
Camden Catholic Stands Tall Against Lenape
Wednesday, April 7, 2004
By Clark Washington
When the sport of lacrosse became viewed as a game to take serious back in the early 1900s, the men were the ones representing their country during the Olympic competition. Even before that time period, during the early 1800s when the game lasted from sun up to sun down with the field over five hundred yards apart, lacrosse was reportedly played to toughen the warriors for actual combat. Dressed with their body armor and ready for battle, the boy's lacrosse team from Camden Catholic visited the Indians from Lenape. Despite Kyle Bowe's overall effort for Lenape, keeper Sean Scanlon stood tall turning away shot after shot for Camden Catholic. The Irish stayed one step ahead of Lenape to come away with the 7-6 victory.
For the first 3 quarters, on paper neither team looked to have an advantage over their opponent. Both teams were trading goals, and both teams' goalkeeper was coming up with big saves keeping the game close. During those first 36 minutes, there were 4 ties and the largest lead was only one goal. Bowe would control the flow for Lenape assisting and scoring. His unassisted goal shot through a host of players gave Lenape a 3-2 lead with 2:45 remaining in the half. Colin Donato would then record his first goal to go along with his 2 first half assists two minutes later to tie the game up again. The Indians would hold a one goal lead at the break when Kruse scored with 3 seconds remaining on the clock.
When the second half began, Shane Whipkey evened the game up when he received a pass from O'Donnel. That’s when the defense picked up with most of the play slowed down with penalties and a brief injury to Bowe. As the third quarter winded down, Jake Plasky's goal with 3:15 remaining in the third gave Lenape a 5-4 lead. The lead would quickly disappear when Donato, Matt Shaw and Tyrell all scored for Camden Catholic giving the Irish their second win of the season. Bowe recorded his third goal during the final quarter for Lenape.
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