|High School Lacrosse:
St. Augustine Watches Prifte Have His Way Helping Shawnee Net A Win
Thursday, May 13, 2004
By Clark Washington
So far this season, there have been two teams from the Olympic Conference that have set the standard of how to execute and win in the sport of high school boy's lacrosse. The two division leaders from the represented divisions met on the field at Shawnee High School to compete against each other for the first time this season. St. Augustine, who has had a tough series of games lately, ran into a Renegades team who has won 14 games in a row. Keith Prifte led Shawnee’s attack with six goals in their 12-4 victory over the Hermits.
It has been a tough couple of days for St. Augustine this week. After winning comfortably against Paul VI on Monday, their next game was against the well established and successful Moorestown Quakers. It was a very competitive battle, but St. Augustine loss by a 10-6 margin. Two days later, today’s match-up against the undefeated Quakers seem to be another test that the Hermits were ready.
Getting that first goal of the game always tend to relax the entire team into knowing what it takes to produce points in the scorebook. For Keith Prifte, the first 4 goals gave Shawnee enough confidence and patience to really relax. Mike Burns fed Prifte nicely to give the Renegades the initial goal of the game. Steve Prifte would also find Keith inside the box to give Shawnee its second goal. It wouldn’t be until the ten minute mark in the second quarter that St. Augustine would celebrate their first goal of the game. At the half, Shawnee held a 5-2 lead.
Right back to work went Keith Prifte with his aggressive play. His fifth goal of the game pushed Shawnee’s advantage to 6-2. Getting involved in a pretty passing display, Dale McHale connected with Keith who then found Eric Stilley alone for the open shot. Stilley would score his second goal later in the half. Ed Carswell scored twice, Steve Prifte and Mike Burns added a goal apiece to round out the scoring.
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