Tuesday, May 23, 2006
By Clark Washington
What do you expect? You are supposed to get what you wish for on your birthday, right? Senior Sean DeLaney could hear over the public announcer system that the "birthday boy" just scored another goal for Moorestown in the opening round of the boys' lacrosse Group 2 tournament. Added to his list of presents would be the celebration of scoring eight goals helping the Quakers pick up the 17-8 win over the visiting Patriots from Wayne Hills. That last goal for DeLaney would give him his one hundredth point. The third seeded Quakers will now wait for the winner of the Crawford versus West Morris Central game to see which team they will host in the next round.
It didn't take long for DeLaney to find his mark. Two of the first three goals that were scored for Moorestown were scored by the birthday boy. Chris Andreola assisted on Domenic Sebastiani's goal two and a half minutes into the first quarter pushed the Quakers lead to 3-0. After a timeout by Wayne Hills, the Patriots finally got on the scoreboard at the 7:27 mark of the quarter. Five minutes later, David Rigers would score his first of four goals in the game to pull within two goals, 4-2. But that's when the Quakers scored six unanswered goals, three by DeLaney, to control this game. The second half was a more patient offense for the Quakers as Moorestown and Wayne Hills scored five goals each. To go along with Delaney's eight goal performance and Sebastiani scoring twice, Chris Andreola also scored a pair of goals for the Quakers.