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High School Lacrosse:
Moorestown Captures Their Eighth Straight State Title

Saturday, June 9, 2007

By Crystal Parker
SJSports Staff Writer

The Lady Quakers were in perfect position of claiming another state girls' lacrosse title for their high school but the way this game started out, Moorestown would have to earn it. In this year's Tournament of Champions game, the Quakers would have to overcome an early two goal deficit in order to defeat West Morris Mendham. Moorestown's coaches would rally their players during a timeout that soon proved to be the turning point in this state title game. The Quakers would score the next nine consecutive goals to take a commanding lead. Bridget Callahan would score two of her four goal performance during that stretch to lead the way for Moorestown. The Quakers would go on and defeat Mendham by a 16-6 margin and celebrate their eighth straight state title.
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High School Lacrosse:
Moorestown Yet Again, S.J. Group 3 Champs

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

This was a game that the Lady Quakers from Moorestown had something to prove to themselves. And what better to do so against another dominating lacrosse team. The top seeded Quakers were hosting the second seeded Lady Renegades from Shawnee in from of a very large crowd. For the first seven minutes of this game, the defenses took center stage keeping the game scoreless. Just like a shaken soda bottle building up pressure, Moorestown's Giulia Giordano goal allowed the rest of the team to get excited knowing that they were able to score first against the Renegades. From that point on, Moorestown kicked their offense into high gear to take a commanding lead. The Quakers defense was the key to their 11-3 win as they kept Shawnee off the scoreboard during the entire first half.
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High School Lacrosse:
Moorestown's Comeback Falls Short in Overtime

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

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.
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High School Lacrosse:
Lenape Continues to Come up Big

Monday, May 14, 2007

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

When two teams with winning records meet on the field, it's hard not to judge the other team to see how good they really are. You can say that about both the Indians from Lenape and the Pioneers from Clearview. Both have winning programs and have demonstrated that they could come away with a victory if they play at the top of their game. Clearview would jump out to a one goal lead, but the Indians would respond and flipped their deficit to a two goal lead at the break. Both teams would tighten up their defenses during the second half and Lenape would come through with a three goal performance by Scott Kalmey. Lenape would hold off the Pioneers and secure a 7-5 victory.
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High School Lacrosse:
Camden Catholic Continues To Dominate

Thursday, May 10, 2007

By George Brookings
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was a team effort, no doubt about it. The Lady Irish from Camden Catholic's girls' lacrosse team was very determined not to let their guard down against the Lady Panthers from Collingswood. These two teams have a history of one team coming from behind and defeating the other. On this day, Camden Catholic kept their intensity during both halves of this game and quickly took control. Michelle Vittese scored six goals for Camden Catholic helping the Irish build a lead that they were able to feel comfortable about. The Irish would post a 20-6 win over Collingswood.
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High School Lacrosse:
Shawnee Passes another Test against Lancers

Monday, May 7, 2007

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

High school students are always encouraged to learn as much as they can, work hard and do your best and you will exceed. Exams are also that measurement of what you have been taught and the results show how much you have learned. So far this season, the Renegades from Shawnee boys' lacrosse team have been passing all of their tests and it was time to give them another. Facing them this time at Holy Cross, the Lancers would provide Shawnee with a challenge that the Renegades needed all the help they could get. Trailing by a goal in the fourth quarter, Shawnee would take the lead on Kohl Meyer's goal and managed to hold off the Lancers late rally. The Renegades would celebrate their 7-6 victory in a game that had to be their toughest test of the year.
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High School Lacrosse:
Simon Nets Four Goals for Lenape

Thursday, May 3, 2007

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

So far this season, the competition has gotten a lot better when it comes to the arrival of boys' lacrosse. Each year, more schools are adding lacrosse to their athletic program and each year the teams are getting better. When the Minutemen from Washington Township traveled to Lenape to take on the surging Indians, Township had an opportunity to pick up a very important division win. Lenape would find themselves trailing early but bounced back when Zach Simons scored two first half goals to rally the Indians. Lenape would improve their record to 8-3 with their 7-4 win over the Minutemen.
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High School Lacrosse:
Moorestown Powers through Slow Start

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

The expectations are extremely high this and every season for the Lady Quakers from Moorestown. Their girls' lacrosse team has just about every opponent marking their calendars as one of their toughest games on their schedule. With that much reputation, opposing players push their game to a higher level making it even that much harder for Moorestown to overcome. Good teams know how to settle themselves down and not let their opponents dictate how their offense will perform in unexpected situations. This game against the Lady Blue Devils from Shore Regional was tied twice during the early moments. The Lady Quakers would find their momentum and rebound from a previous loss and post a 14-7 victory at Moorestown High School.
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High School Lacrosse:
Wojcik's Overtime Goal Helps Cinnaminson Defeat Delran

Monday, April 23, 2007

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

When two teams who have a history of never giving up no matter what the score is come together, you can expect a very competitive game. This was definitely true when the Lady Pirates from Cinnaminson traveled to Delran to take on the undefeated Bears in a Burlington County League girls' lacrosse game. Cinnaminson would jump out to an early two goal lead only to see Delran battle right back. During this entire game, the Pirates would have leads only to see Delran's determination pay off. Lauren Wojcik would be at the right place at the right time when she scored the winning goal just 57 seconds into the overtime session. Cinnaminson would finally end this thrilling match-up by posting an 11-10 victory.
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High School Lacrosse:
Six Goal Performance by Conti Ignite Dragons

Saturday, April 21, 2007

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was another test for both teams to face as they both won their previous game and were looking to keep their momentum moving in the right direction. The Fighting Clan from Vineland traveled to Kingsway to take on the Dragons in a non-league boys' lacrosse competition. The young Vineland team appeared confident at the start of this game, but senior Anthony Conti from Kingsway quickly jumped on the scoreboard with two goals and set the tone for the rest of the game. The Dragons opened up a five goal lead at the break and expanded that lead to a final score of 13-1. Conti scored four goals during the first half alone to lead Kingsway to their fifth win of the season.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Chicago Ends Wings' Season with 17-11 Win

Sunday, April 15, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Philadelphia Wings season and playoff hopes came to an end with a 17-11 loss to the Chicago Shamrox at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL. After a loss to the Minnesota Swarm at home last night, the Wings had one final opportunity to secure a playoff spot with a win tonight and with a New York Titans win over the Toronto Rock. Although the Titans defeated the Rock 12-11, the Wings were not able to overcome a five goal lead by the Shamrox at halftime.
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High School Lacrosse:
Eastern's Defense Dominates Divisional Match-up

Saturday, April 14, 2007

By George Brookings
SJSports Special Correspondent

With a new season of boys' lacrosse underway, based on personal opinions one team has to be selected as the best in our area. And with that much attention now on that team, opposing squads will either use that ranking of a team as a motivating factor to see how well they can compete them as well as other teams or just intimidated. But don't be fooled, the reason for the Vikings from Eastern High School is successful is because of their defense. By limiting your opponent's scoring chances will only keep your offense in the game no matter what the score maybe. In an Olympic Conference American Division game played at Eastern, the Minutemen from Washington Township scored the first goal just seconds into the game. The Vikings would respond by scoring six unanswered goals during the first half and then dominated the second half to pick up the 15-5 victory extending their winning streak to four games.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Philadelphia Fall Short; Wings Defeated By Swarm 11-8

Friday, April 13, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Wings hold just a slim chance to make the playoffs after an 11-8 loss to the Minnesota Swarm Friday at the Wachovia Center in front of 11,738 fans. The team could have secured a playoff spot with two wins this weekend. Now, the Wings will have to win Saturday's matchup in Chicago and Toronto will have to lose to New York. Philadelphia tied the game twice, but never held a lead. Goalie Matt Roik kept the Wings in the game with 34 saves on 45 shots. Athan Iannucci was the teams only multiple-goal scorer, with two.
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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.
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High School Lacrosse:
Holy Cross Finally Gets Their Season Opener

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

It's not easy waiting around for something to happen and you have no control over it. Take for instance the Lancers from Holy Cross boys' lacrosse team. Finally getting a chance to play, they still had to wait for the junior varsity to finish their game. By the time the Lancers took the field against West Deptford, this game swung quickly in favor of the home team. Holy Cross jumped out to a five goal lead at halftime and continued to dominate their opponent behind Paul Colflesh and Sean Neary three goal performance. The Lancers would start off the season with a 12-4 victory.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Wings Rocked by Toronto, 15-6

Friday, March 30, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Philadelphia Wings offense struggled as they lost to the Toronto Rock by a score of 15-6 in front of 16,813 fans at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. The Wings play again tomorrow night against the Rochester Knighthawks at Blue Cross Arena at 7:30 p.m. "We couldn't get our game plan off the ground tonight," said Wings' General Manager and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson. "We wanted to come out and score some quick goals, but we couldn't manage to get anything in the net the first half. "
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Philadelphia Ends Losing Streak; Wings Defeat Shamrox, 12-11

Saturday, March 24, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Wings trailed for the entire game, but fought back to win, 12-11, with a last-minute goal by Kyle Fiat Saturday at the Wachovia Center in front of 12,132 fans. It was the first meeting between Philadelphia and the expansion Chicago Shamrox. The Wings never held the lead until the winning goal was scored. Goalie Matt Roik stopped all ten shots in the fourth quarter to make the victory possible. Sean Greenhalgh led the Philadelphia offense with four goals and two assists. The Wings had lost their previous four games.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Wings Lose, 14-13, To First-Place Rochester

Saturday, March 3, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Wings couldn't end their losing streak, falling to Rochester, 14-13, Saturday at the Wachovia Center in front of 11,491 fans. The Knighthawks led for most of the game, but the Wings battled back to tie the score late in the third quarter. The game remained close before Rochester finally pulled away late in the game. John Grant led the Knighthawks with three goals and four assists, while Kyle Wailes led Philadelphia with three goals and three assists. "It was a real good battle tonight," said Wings' General Manager and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson. "They're a good lacrosse team and we fell just one short. We worked hard. When you're up against a team like that you have to leave everything on the floor. Unfortunately we lost, but I thought we were very solid all night."
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Bandits Steal Wings' Winning Streak

Saturday, February 17, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Wings ended a four-game winning streak with a 12-8 loss to the Buffalo Bandits Saturday at the Wachovia Center in front of 12,688 fans. Buffalo took the lead in the first minute of play and never looked back. Goalie Steve Dietrich led the Bandits with 49 saves. John Tavares recorded a hat trick for Buffalo. Kyle Wailes led the Wings with three goals and an assist. "We started out slow, maybe feeling too good about ourselves from our previous wins," said Wings' General Manager and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson. "Buffalo jumped on us and got ahead. They took care of business when they had too and we had a lot of missed opportunities."
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Philadelphia Rolls Over Rock, 10-9

Saturday, January 27, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Wings continued their winning streak with a 10-9 win over the Toronto Rock, Saturday at the Wachovia Center in front of 11,292 fans. It was the team's second win in as many nights. Philadelphia defeated New York Friday night. Athan Iannucci led the Wings with three goals and two assists. Goalie Matt Roik led Philadelphia with 31 saves. "It feels great," said Wings' General Manager and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson. "We won back-to-back games this weekend. It was just fantastic. We had a slow start and came back with three strong wins. We're starting to get things together and are confident now."
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Wings Soar Past Titans 16-11

Friday, January 26, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Philadelphia Wings won their second straight game, 16-11, in their first ever meeting against the New York Titans at Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Philadelphia found their firepower as three players scored three goals or more during the contest including rookie Athan Iannucci and Sean Greenhalgh, both with four, and Dan Marohl with three. The Wings face the Toronto Rock in their next game tomorrow night at the Wachovia Center at 7:30 p.m. "Our offense finally got their feet under them tonight," said Wings' General Manager and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson. "The challenge for this young team is to keep our focus and rest and prepare for Toronto tomorrow."
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Wings Lose Home Opener To Lumberjax 14-12

Saturday, January 13, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Wings' remain winless (0-2) this season as they fell to the Lumberjax, 14-12, Saturday at the Wachovia Center. Dallas Eliuk, who spent 15 seasons in Philadelphia, made 44 saves for the victory. He is the only goaltender to win the Championship MVP twice and is a nine-time All-Pro. The Wings pulled within one goal on six occasions, but could not even up the score. Jeff Ratcliffe led the Wings with three goals and an assist, while Peter Morgan recorded three goals and six assists for the Lumberjax.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Wings Lose Season Opener To Edmonton 13-12

Sunday, January 7, 2007

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Philadelphia Wings lost their season opener to the Edmonton Rush by a score of 13-12 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB. Despite the loss, Philadelphia's rookies had a strong performance with Kyle Wailes recording six points (3G, 3A), Athan Iannucci scoring three goals, and Geoff Snider scoring one goal. Rookie goaltender Jay Preece made 37 saves in his first NLL contest. The Wings face the Portland LumberJax in their home opener next Saturday, January 13 at the Wachovia Center at 7:30 p.m.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Barrage Win 23-17; Crowned MLL Champions

Sunday, August 27, 2006

By Erin Vosburgh
Philadelphia Barrage Correspondent

In front of 5,374 fans at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, the Philadelphia Barrage crushed the Denver Outlaws 23-12 in the MLL Championship Game. Roy Colsey was named Bud Light game MVP for his 10-point (6G, 2 2ptG, 2A) performance in the game. The Barrage was crowned the 2006 MLL Champions. Philadelphia started off the scoring at 12:29 with a goal from rookie midfielder Matt Zash, followed by another goal by Bobby Horsey. Denver answered back going on a three-goal run giving them a one-goal lead. Mike Law scored two of those three goals, along with a goal from Brian Langtry. The Barrage regained the lead with goals scored by B.J. Prager, Justin Smith, Roy Colsey and a two-point goal from Matt Striebel, his first of the season. Denver rookie midfielder Casey Cittadino scored with 0:08 seconds left on the clock to end the quarter.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Barrage Top Cannons 17-12, Advance To Championship Game

Friday, August 25, 2006

By Erin Vosburgh
Philadelphia Barrage Correspondent

In front of fans at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, the Philadelphia Barrage topped the Boston Cannons 17-12 in the MLL semifinals. Matt Striebel was named Bud Light game MVP for his six-point (5G, 1A) performance in the game. The Barrage advance to the New Balance Championship Game Sunday; this will be Philadelphia’s second appearance in the MLL Championships in team history. In 2004, the Barrage defeated the Cannons 13-11 at Nickerson field to me named the MLL Champions.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Barrage Battle Bayhawks In Final Season Game

Thursday, August 10, 2006

By Erin Vosburgh
Philadelphia Barrage Correspondent

With a playoff spot tightly secured, the Philadelphia Barrage prepare for their final game against the Baltimore Bayhawks. When these two teams met at Villanova Stadium on July 27, it was an interesting event with a long lightning delay, followed by another lightning delay with three minutes left in the first quarter, following by another delay, ending the game three minutes early. Despite the constant delays the Barrage managed to top the Bayhawks 22-11. This second match-up is important for the Barrage; they need a win to be dubbed the Eastern Division Champions.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Bayhawks Struck By Barrage 22-11, Clinch First Playoff Spot

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

By Erin Vosburgh
Philadelphia Barrage Correspondent

After a long lightning delay, the game between the Philadelphia Barrage and Baltimore Bayhawks officially began at 8:53. The Barrage got off to a two-goal lead early in the first quarter with goals by Roy Colsey and Bobby Horsey. Baltimore came back to tie the game at two, with goals by Kevin Frew and Kyle Dixon. Colsey scored his second of the night to give the Barrage the lead. At 9:10 p.m., with 3:23 left on the game clock in the first quarter, the game was delayed again due to lightning. At 10:07 p.m., both teams returned to the field and resumed the game.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Bayhawks Get Struck By Barrage 22-11

Thursday, July 27, 2006

By Erin Vosburgh
Philadelphia Barrage Correspondent

After a long lightning delay, the game between the Philadelphia Barrage and Baltimore Bayhawks officially began at 8:53. The Barrage got off to a two-goal lead early in the first quarter with goals by Roy Colsey and Bobby Horsey. Baltimore came back to tie the game at two, with goals by Kevin Frew and Kyle Dixon. Colsey scored his second of the night to give the Barrage the lead. At 9:10 p.m., with 3:23 left on the game clock in the first quarter, the game was delayed again due to lightning. At 10:07 p.m., both teams returned to the field and resumed the game. Baltimore scored the first goal three seconds in to play to tie the game. B.J. Prager scored his first of the night for the Barrage to end the first quarter, giving Philadelphia the lead. Mark Millon scored his first of the night for the Bayhawks, keeping the score tied at four. Colsey scored his third of the night, followed by a goal from Michael Springer. The score at the end of the first half was Philadelphia 6, Baltimore 4.
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High School Lacrosse:
Seventh Straight Title for the Lady Quakers from Moorestown

Saturday, June 10, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

Every season is a memorable one, but it's much sweeter when a team claims the division title, the group title and also the state championship...for the seventh time! Moorestown's girls' lacrosse team completely dominated the tournament of champions by outscoring their opponent 107-21 and capturing their seventh straight New Jersey State Title by completely dominating the Blue Devils from Shore Regional. The senior led team won just about every aspect of the game and rolled onto their 20-4 victory. Brooke Cantwell continued to show off her ability to come up with different ways of scoring finished the game with seven goals and four assists. Gulia Giordano and Lauren McAfee also put the ball into the net several times as a total of nine different Lady Quakers scored goals for Moorestown.
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High School Lacrosse:
Shawnee's Defense Slows Down Washington Township

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

By Joyce Sagerty
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was a match up between two good girl's lacrosse teams that have demonstrated their abilities at scoring goals at will. Good speed, nice passing and individual effort could be found on the lacrosse field at Shawnee High School. The second seeded Lady Renegades were hosting Washington Township who were positioned in the third seed of the South Jersey Group A girls' semifinals. This game was a bit different than the rest as goalie Allie Shropshire for Shawnee was able to stop all but three shots that headed her way. The Renegades, behind Becca Perkins seven goal performance built a lead that put this game away early. With Shawnee's 12-3 victory, they will now travel to Moorestown to take on the number one seeded Quakers.
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High School Lacrosse:
Balanced Scoring for Moorestown Moves Quakers in Familiar Territory

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

It's no secret that if you want to be the best, you must at least compete against the Lady Quakers from Moorestown. With so many players on the team that have the ability to score from anywhere on the field, a team must be able to match Moorestown's talent both offensively and defensively. The fifth seeded Lady Cougars from Cherry Hill East had just won a thrilling come from behind victory and were looking to continue that momentum against the top seed in the South Jersey Group A girls' lacrosse bracket. On this day, twelve different players for Moorestown would score at least a goal and the Quakers would advance to the finals with their 20-1 victory. Moorestown will now host the second seeded Lady Renegades from Shawnee for the title.
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High School Lacrosse:
East Delivers another Exciting Finish against Lenape

Thursday, May 25, 2006

By Joyce Sagerty
SJSports Special Correspondent

It's that scenario that's played out in an athlete's mind about scoring that last second shot to win a game. That particular scene was set in the opening round of the South Jersey Group B girl's lacrosse game played at Lenape. Fifth seeded Cherry Hill East was trailing the fourth seeded Lady Indians by a single goal with less than thirty seconds remaining in regulation. Kelly Dallas came through with the game tying goal for the Lady Cougars and this game appeared to be headed for overtime. But that's when Diana Shalkowski received the ball off of the draw and rushed down field and deposited the game winning goal. Cherry Hill East would advance to the next round with their 10-9 victory over Lenape.
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High School Lacrosse:
Moorestown's DeLaney Has His Way in Group 2 Action

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

What do you expect? You are supposed to get what you wish for on your birthday, right? Senior Sean DeLaney could hear over the public announcer system that the "birthday boy" just scored another goal for Moorestown in the opening round of the boys' lacrosse Group 2 tournament. Added to his list of presents would be the celebration of scoring eight goals helping the Quakers pick up the 17-8 win over the visiting Patriots from Wayne Hills. That last goal for DeLaney would give him his one hundredth point. The third seeded Quakers will now wait for the winner of the Crawford versus West Morris Central game to see which team they will host in the next round.
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High School Lacrosse:
Moorestown Continues To Prepare For Postseason

Thursday, May 18, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

With their fourth consecutive Burlington County League title already in their possession, the Lady Quakers from Moorestown were at it again taking on another opponent from the South Jersey area. Not taking any team lightly, the Quakers went out on their field ready to take on the Bears from Delran. Too many times it has been witnessed the favor in a game has come away with a loss. The Bears has several players such as Lindsay Davenport, Kelly Caracci and Kate Simmons who have demonstrated their ability of scoring goals. But on this day, Moorestown completely dominated the game from start to finish. The Quakers collectively defeated Delran in a game were fifteen different players scored at least a goal. The Quakers would post their fifth win in a row with their 20-2 victory.
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High School Lacrosse:
Bain Reaches Milestone, Eastern Falls to Shawnee

Thursday, May 11, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

The girls' lacrosse game between the Lady Renegades from Shawnee traveling to Eastern had several highlights to it even before the game started. One important factor for the Vikings was that they had to win this game against one of the top team in New Jersey in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. Eastern would pull within a single goal early in this game when Meghan Bain scored her 100th goal of her career at Eastern. But after that milestone goal, it would be all Shawnee for the remainder of this Olympic Conference game. Becca Perkins scored six times helping the Renegades post an 18-4 victory over the Lady Vikings.
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High School Lacrosse:
Collingswood Gets It Done In a Close Game

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

Three teams were competing for the division as the regular season comes down to an end this weekend. With only a handful of games remaining, every win no matter who the opponent may be, is a must win. The Lady Panthers from Collingswood would be looking for a win at Camden Catholic and to end the Irish's eleven game unbeaten streak. Those two teams along with Seneca needed to win every game in order to claim the Olympic Conference National Division title. Camden Catholic would rally late in the game to pull within a single goal, but the Panthers' key possession off of a draw allowed Collingswood to pick up the 12-11 victory and hand the Irish their first loss of the season.
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High School Lacrosse:
Washington Township Continues To Develop Team Chemistry

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

Sure there's always that one player, Tom Verchio, who can completely take a game over by themselves. Defenses try their best to contain that player, Tom Verchio, but even the best teams can only limit the clear path shot attempts by that player. When Washington Township traveled to Cherry Hill East, Tom Verchio took only what the Cougars' defense gave him but still was able to score. The Minutemen were able to capitalize on their team speed setting up good shots and finally broke this game open during the second half. Washington Township would defeat Cherry Hill East 15-2 in an Olympic Conference boys' lacrosse game.
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High School Lacrosse:
Collingswood Patiently Sticks To Game Plan

Friday, May 5, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

West Deptford was very impressive with their defense during the early moments of their game against the Lady Panthers from Collingswood. Rachel Mehaffey helped the Eagles jump out to an early two goal lead and knew that the entire team would have to continue to play at a high level against a very successful Lady Panthers team. Collingswood, after coming up short scoring a goal on their first five shot attempts, continued to apply pressure on West Deptford's defense and was rewarded by scoring eight straight goals and pull away from a determined Eagles team. Collingswood would pick up their tenth win in a row with their 18-7 victory.
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High School Lacrosse:
Moorestown Continues to Accept the Challenges

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was suppose to be one of their toughest games of the season, but all of the indications on the field showed that the Lady Quakers from Moorestown were clearly the better team. The Lady Gators from Seton Keough, located in Maryland, were nationally ranked as the twenty-fifth team found themselves faced with a relentless and defensive minded Quakers team. Seton Keough had won three of their last four games and was looking to pick up their third win in a row. Moorestown's first goal of the just about a minute into this game was the first of seven goals scored during the first half. It would be the first of six goals that Brooke Cantwell would score helping Moorestown improve their record to 10-0 on the season with their 16-2 victory.
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High School Lacrosse:
Stern's Effort Helps East Pull Away From Cherokee

Friday, April 28, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

The Olympic Conference American Division has teams that have demonstrated their ability of scoring goals. Three of those teams have been considered as top ranking girls' lacrosse teams in our area while Cherokee and Cherry Hill East were not that far behind. Each and every team from that division could qualify for the post season, but they will have to prove it on the field down the stretch. Both of these teams were in search of their first division win. Proving that they can maintain possession of the ball, the Lady Cougars would be able to hold off Cherokee during the second half. Sam Stern would score six times helping Cherry Hill East to pick up the 12-6 victory.
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High School Lacrosse:
Shawnee Hands Eastern Their First Loss

Thursday, April 27, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was a match-up that both teams had something to prove. The boys' lacrosse team from Shawnee knew that if they were going to win at Eastern High School and take on the undefeated Vikings, they would have to play smart. Eastern has demonstrated their ability in playing solid defense and counter that with a potent offense is the reason they have won eight games in a row. The Renegades would overcome a two goal halftime deficit by scoring eight unanswered goals during the second half to completely dominate this Olympic Conference competition. Mike Gersie and Mike Burns would lead the Renegades in scoring and Shawnee would post the 11-6 decision over Eastern.
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High School Lacrosse:
Winslow Township Defeats Washington Township in Overtime

Monday, April 24, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

No lead was safe and both teams had players with the ability of creating ways of scoring. That's the way this boys' lacrosse game could be described between Winslow Township traveling to Washington Township participating in an inter Olympic Conference game. The Minutemen would maintain a slight edge over visiting Winslow Township during the first half, but the momentum slightly again would switch over to the side of the Eagles. This game eventually would have to be decided in overtime where Winslow Township would pick up the 12-11 victory. Keenan Andersen netted seven goals and had five assists in this game for the Eagles.
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High School Lacrosse:
Eastern Takes Previous Loss Out On Kingsway

Friday, April 21, 2006

By Stephanie Wright
SJSports Special Correspondent

It's never any fun losing a game to any opponent. The coaching staff as well as other players will sometime ease that bad feeling by pointing out all of the good things that happened during a game. Playing hard, playing smart and not giving up could be found on the field could be found when the Lady Vikings from Eastern hosted Kingsway. For Eastern, they had loss a close one goal game yesterday to Washington Township. Eastern would score fourteen first half goals and cruise to a 20-4 win over Kingsway in a non-league girls' lacrosse competition.
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High School Lacrosse:
Calmey Nets Three as Lenape Defeats West

Thursday, April 20, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

Two teams from different divisions were looking to pick an all important win. So far this season, the Patriot division has several teams all within a win or two of becoming the top team. The Lions from Cherry Hill West is in the thick of things and they were looking to pick up some momentum at home against the Indians from Lenape. Both of these teams are chasing division leaders who have demonstrated the ability to score plenty of goals, but this game would decided by Lenape during the second quarter. Scott Calmey would score two of his three goals before the half helping Lenape shutout Cherry Hill West by a 4-0 score.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Buffalo Flies Past Wings 8-7

Friday, April 14, 2006

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Philadelphia Wings had their playoff hopes all but dashed with an 8-7 loss to the Buffalo Bandits at HSBC Arena. In order to make the playoffs, the Wings must win their final regular season game against the Bandits tomorrow night at the Wachovia Center at 8 p.m. In addition, the Toronto Rock will have to defeat the Rochester Knighthawks and the Minnesota Swarm must defeat the Portland LumberJax in order for the Wings to qualify for post-season play.
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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.
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High School Lacrosse:
Seneca's Hard Work Pays Off

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

When you take a look at the statistics, the match up between the Golden Eagles from Seneca and the Lancers from Holy Cross, it appeared that this would be a competitive game. The team limiting their turnovers and executing well would pick up the well deserved win. When Mike Schiraldi scored the first goal of the game for Seneca, Holy Cross would respond with a goal scored by Joe Wagner. That's the way this Olympic Conference boys' lacrosse game went through four quarters. But on this day, the Golden Eagles' hard work especially during the second half allowed them to outscore the Lancers by three goals. Seneca's Kirk Kaiser would score three goals during that important second half and help the Golden Eagles pick up the 10-8 victory.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Toronto Rocks Wings in Overtime 15-14

Saturday, April 8, 2006

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Philadelphia Wings will have to wait until the final weekend of the regular season to determine their playoff fate after a 15-14 overtime loss to the Toronto Rock in front of 18,400 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. The Wings have two remaining regular season games against the Buffalo Bandits on Friday, April 14 at HSBC Arena and their final regular season home game on Saturday, April 15 at the Wachovia Center.
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High School Lacrosse:
Cherokee Continues to Dominate

Thursday, April 6, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

With the start of a new season, the Cherokee Chiefs boys' lacrosse team would be looking to improve on advancing further into the post season tournament and that would include defeating the Renegades from Shawnee. For several years, Shawnee has not only defeated the Chiefs in every game but they have also dominated the sport. Well, with the new season upon us, new beginnings can occur and the Chiefs finally were able to defeat Shawnee earlier in the week. So that was not good news for the Fighting Irish from Camden Catholic who traveled to Cherokee looking to pick up their second win. Matt Dunn was able to muscle his way past the defense and score a total of five goals helping the Chiefs pick up the 15-2 victory.
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High School Lacrosse:
Camden Catholic's Falcone Highlights Victory over Lions

Saturday, April 1, 2006

By Joyce Sagerty
SJSports Special Correspondent

A few weeks ago you could find players outdoor taking part of practices in anticipation of making the team. One of those sports would be the growing popularity of lacrosse. With more and more high schools establishing lacrosse teams in South Jersey, it can only benefit from the attention it’s getting. For Camden Catholic and Cherry Hill West who were starting off the season participating in an inter conference girls’ lacrosse team, it would be a chance for these two established squads to begin their season with victory. Midfielder Jessica Falcone would start the season off right by scoring five goals for Camden Catholic and the Lady Irish would pick up the 18-8 win at home against Cherry Hill West.
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High School Lacrosse:
Seneca Starts the Season off Right at Camden Catholic

Saturday, April 1, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

There's just over a month away before teams start worrying about the May 15th deadline to qualifying for the state tournament. With the start of a new season, it's always nice to pick up that first victory of the season especially on the first day. It puts a team one step closer in achieving that goal of extending the regular season. With new students making the team, this season will be interesting to watch. Participating in just their second season, the Golden Eagles from Seneca continue to impress in their game against Camden Catholic. The Golden Eagles would pick up the road victory with their 12-5 decision over the Fighting Irish.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Philadelphia Falls in Afternoon Matchup Arizona Defeats Wings, 13-12

Saturday, March 25, 2006

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Wings couldn't hold up to Arizona's pressure in a 13-12 loss Saturday at the Wachovia Center in front of 11,693 fans. Philadelphia led after one quarter, but Arizona adjusted to handle the Wings' offense and held the lead for most of the remainder of the game. Craig Conn led the Sting with three goals and Dan Dawson added a goal and six assists. Dan Marohl led the Wings with two goals and two assists.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Philadelphia Rebounds Against Rochester Wings Defeat Knighthawks, 16-12

Saturday, March 11, 2006

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Wings made up for a disappointing loss in the first of the home-and-away series against first-place Rochester with a 16-12 win in game two Saturday at the Wachovia Center. Newly acquired Mike Regan made an impact in his first game with Philadelphia, scoring three goals and two assists. Rookie Sean Greenhalgh led the Wings' scoring with three goals and three assists. The Wings see their next game action in two weeks when they face the Western Division leading Arizona Sting on Saturday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Wachovia Center.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Rochester Defeats Wings 17-8

Friday, March 10, 2006

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

An explosive Rochester Knighthawks offense led by Shawn Williams ten point performance (5G, 5A) defeated the Philadelphia Wings by a score of 17-8 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. The Wings (5-5) face the Knighthawks (7-3) again tomorrow at Wachovia Center at 8 p.m. "We really struggled offensively tonight and just looked sluggish overall," said Wings' General Manager and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson. "We were hoping to take this game tonight to take the pressure off of tomorrow a bit. Tomorrow night's game is absolutely crucial for us."
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Philadelphia Rolls Past Rock, Wings Defeat Toronto, 14-12

Saturday, March 4, 2006

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Wings woke up after a slow first half to defeat the Rock, 14-12, Saturday at the Wachovia Center. The win comes after a tough overtime loss to Toronto last weekend. Philadelphia took the lead for the first time late in the third quarter and held on for the win. Jeff Ratcliffe led the team with four goals and an assist, while Dan Marohl added three goals and two assists. "I think they just realized that if we're going to play in this league, we have to get back to what we're doing right ," said Wings' coach Lindsay Sanderson. "They weren't satisfied with the way they looked in the first half. It's nice to see them come back as a unit. The results speak for themselves."
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Three Wings Chosen As Reserves For 2006 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The National Lacrosse League announced today that Wings forwards Jake Bergey and Dan Marohl along with defenseman Glenn Clark were chosen as reserves for the 2006 East Division All-Star Team. They will join Wings captain Thomas Hajek, who was chosen yesterday as part of the starting lineup, and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson, who will be the Assistant Coach for the East Division Team. The 2006 NLL All-Star Game will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, February 25th at 4 p.m. and will air locally on Comcast SportsNet at 11:00 p.m.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Bergey Powers Wings in 10-7 Win over Stealth

Saturday, January, 21 2006

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Philadelphia Wings (3-1), led by forward Jake Bergey, defeated the San Jose Stealth, 10-7 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Philadelphia remains undefeated on the road this season with wins at Colorado (December 30), Minnesota (January 6), and tonight's win in San Jose. The Wings have a two-week hiatus before their next game against the Minnesota Swarm on Friday, February 10 at Xcel Energy Center.
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Lacrosse Spotlight:
Bergey Stings Swarm in 15-11 Philadelphia Win

Friday, January, 6 2006

By Jennifer Stefani
Philadelphia Wings Correspondent

The Philadelphia Wings (2-0) remain undefeated as they defeated the Minnesota Swarm by a score of 15-11at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. Nine-year veteran Jake Bergey powered the Wings with three goals on the night, while rookies Sean Greenhalgh, Chad Thompson, and Luke Wiles continued to be a factor contributing five overall goals. The Wings will face the Swarm again next Saturday, January 14 in their home opener at Wachovia Center at 8 p.m.
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