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High School Lacrosse:
West Deptford Dominates Second Half

Thursday, April 13, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

Just two days ago, St. Augustine Prep boys' lacrosse team celebrated picking up their first win of the season by defeating Winslow Township. That momentum would carry over against their game at West Deptford where the Hermits would hold a 2-1 lead at halftime against the undefeated Eagles. Austin Tracey and Max Voumard scored back to back goals before halftime for St. Augustine. But the second half would be a different out for West Deptford as they received three goals from Matt Nicolosi and three goals from Steve Helmuth and outscore their opponent 10-1. The final score was 11-3 and West Deptford would keep their unbeaten record and win their fifth game in a row.

It was another one of those days where fans were showing up to watch a high school event because of the weather. But, you have to give some of the credit for people showing up to watch the boys’ lacrosse team due to the fact that they have won the first four games on their schedule. When the Eagles and the Hermits could not score a single goal during the first quarter, there was little concern on the West Deptford side of the field. When the Eagles took a 1-0 lead early in the second quarter, the Hermits didn’t give up. Two goals late in the quarter boosted St. Augustine’s confidence.

When the second half began, it was time for the Eagles to demonstrate why they work so hard during practice. Shot after shot was a test for goalie Ed Retzbach who had come up with some big saves for St. Augustine. West Deptford would receive goals from Brian Gibson, Kyle Gendron, Jason Woodring, Sean McNally and Mike Schultes to go along with Nicolosi and Helmuth three goal effort. Nick Pison accounted for the lone goal for the Hermits during the second half.

Photos by Art Redd

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