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High School Lacrosse:
Moorestown's Second Half Surge Not Enough against Ridgewood

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

The boys' lacrosse team from Moorestown have their work cut out for them as their schedule has them competing against some of the top ranked teams in New Jersey. That’s doesn't stop the Quakers from working hard to prove they belong in the group of elite teams. Ridgewood has been labeled as one of the top five teams and their early success showed why. Moorestown dug themselves a five goal deficit during the first half only to battle back right before the half. But Ridgewood's offensive attack picked up during the second half and posted a 14-7 win over the Quakers.

Both teams started out slow testing out the defense in order to put their offensive plans into motion. Chris Peterson gave Ridgewood a 1-0 during the first quarter when his shot bounced through traffic and into the goal. It would be the second quarter that Ridgewood would build a 5-0 thanks to Peterson's three goal performance during the first half. Moorestown finally got on the scoreboard just under three and a half minutes remaining until intermission when John Lefferts found the net. John Marcelli and Dom Sebastiani goals for the Quakers rallied the team and Moorestown only trailed by a 5-3 margin to begin the second half. Marcelli would score two more goals during the second half but it would not be enough as Ridgewood would outscore Moorestown 9-4 and pick up another victory.

Photos by Art Redd

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