Tuesday, May 29, 2007
By Clark Washington
It was a game that the boys' lacrosse team from Moorestown would not give up no matter what the score was. The second seeded Quakers were hosting the third seeded Green Raiders from Ramapo with a chance to advance to the Group 3 state finals. The Quakers were behind numerous times only to battle back into the game. Trailing by a goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation, John Marcelli's game tying goal sent the fans jumping out of their seats and this game would be decided in a sudden death overtime period. But with 1:47 remaining in overtime, Ramapo's Tom Bosnick picked up a loose ball and scored his second goal of the game ending Moorestown’s season. Moorestown’s 13-12 loss would end a very exciting season.
During the first quarter, Ramapo held a two goal advantage but Moorestown would rally during the second quarter. Three straight goals by Mark Burns, Andrew Berry and Brian Lapres turned a two goal deficit into a 6-5 lead with 3:56 remaining in the first half. The Green Raiders would score the last two goals of the half and led by one at the break. Ramapo would stay one step ahead of Moorestown by outscoring the Quakers 4-2 during the third quarter. That’s when Jon Lefferts would score one of his four goals to ignite the Moorestown attack and quickly the Quakers were back in this game. Marcelli would tie this game during the fourth quarter but Ramapo would find a way to advance to the state finals and try to defend their title.