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High School Lacrosse:
Washington Twp Opens Their Season By Defeating West Deptford

Monday, April 4, 2005

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

It is so easy to continue the discussion about this year's boy lacrosse season and how it will be a learning experience for many of the teams. That learning curb is even steeper for the addition of so many new players participating in the sport and how it will take some time for those individuals to polish up their skills. West Deptford was one of the new teams added this season and were participating in their second game of the season when they traveled to Washington Township. The Minutemen were looking to start their season off with a win and they would do brake open a close game during the second half. Wayne Sartorio netted 5 goals for Washington Township as they went on to defeat their opponent 10-2.

Everyone has been adjusting to the rules and that includes the referees. This game had its number of stoppages confirming the call made on the field and it was quite evident that the list expanded to the men in stripes as to individuals getting a chance to polish up their skill set. Township would break a 1-1 deadlock in the second quarter of this game by scoring twice before the half. The third goal of the game was scored with 2:39 remaining before intermission.

Midway through the third quarter, the Minutemen expanded their lead to 4-1 on a nice assist by Sartorio. Less than a minute later, Township built onto their lead. A three goal third quarter to go along with four more goals scored in the fourth quarter was more than enough to win this game. Washington Township has another game against another new team in Cherry Hill West on Wednesday. West Deptford will look to pick up their first win of the season against Clearview on Thursday.

Photos by Art Redd

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