Lacrosse roundup: Oakcrest girls come back to beat Ocean City in overtime
The Oakcrest High School girls lacrosse team scored six goals in the second half to come back and beat Ocean City 9-8 in sudden-death overtime on Tuesday.
It was the Falcons' first win against Ocean City in program history, dating back to its start in 2009.
"It was a long game but a hard-fought battle," Oakcrest coach Abby Mullen said. "We dug deep and pulled it out. I couldn't be more proud of those kids."
Courtney DeFalco tied the game up with 4 minutes, 8 seconds left in regulation, sending the game to overtime.
The game remained scoreless through the first six minutes of overtime, sending it to sudden death.
Dom Barber scored 5 minutes, 10 seconds into the sudden-death period to give the Falcons the 9-8 win. It was her fourth goal of the game.
Ocean City's Kelly Hanna led with three goals, and Abby Lyons and Kristi Rohrer added two apiece.
Ocean City 5 3 0 0 0-8
Oakcrest 2 6 0 0 1-9
Goals-Abby Lyons (2), Kristi Rohrer (2), Kelly Hanna (3), Lauren McNally OC; Dom Barber (4), Martin, Hay, DeFalco, Hutter, Mancella O.
Goalies-Twiggs (6) OC; Coleman (8) O.
Records-Ocean City 1-3, Oakcrest 2-2.
Lower Cape May Regional 12,
No. 11 Egg Harbor Township 11
Madie Gibson led the Caper Tigers with five goals. Lower's defense combined with Gab McKeown's eight second-half saves held off EHT.
Emily Levin, Ashley Hunt and Logan Walter each scored two goals for Lower. Hunt's goal, with the assist going to Kemlyn Pearson, was the deciding tally.
EHT was led by Mackenzie Meyer's three goals with Lauren Angello and Jordan Valian adding two apiece.
Egg Harbor Twp 7 4-11
Lower Cape May 7 5-12
Goals-Meyer (3), Angello (2), J. Valian (2), Lucia, Umplett, Pinkney, D. Valian EHT; Gibson (5), Levin (2), Hunt (2), Walter (2), Durbin LCM.
Goalies-Miller (8) EHT; McKeown (13) LCM.
Records-EHT 4-2, Lower Cape May 3-0.
No. 8 Middle Township 19,
Bridget Ruskey led the Panthers with seven goals, and Jenna Hurley added six in the win. Allison Hunter scored twice and had a game-high six assists.
Middle's Courtney Lang made 19 saves. Megan Hoffman scored four goals for Millville.
Millville 6 1-7
Middle Twp 13 6-19
Goals-Hoffman (4), Groves, Clements (2) M; McLaughlin (2), Bartha, Anagnou, Hurley (6), Hunter (2), Ruskey (7) MT.
Goalies-Huff (25) M; Lang (19) MT.
Records-Middle 5-0; Millville 2-2.
Our Lady of Mercy Academy 6
Nicole Goodwin led the Braves with six goals. Her fifth goal of the game was her 100th career goal, coming with 10:04 left in the first half. Naomi Earl scored five goals for the Braves.
OLMA's Jacki Battaglia scored five goals in the loss.
OLMA 2 4-6
Absegami 11 9-20
Goals-Battaglia (5), Mannion OLMA; Goodwin (6), Earl (5), Kennedy (3), Fleck (2), Millar (2), Mamme, Arora A.
Goalies-OLMA (7); Becker (6) A.
Records-OLMA 0-2, Absegami 1-3.
Ocean City 8,
The Ocean City High School boys lacrosse team beat Oakcrest High School for the first time in three years on Tuesday, 8-6.
The score was tied at six with two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Ocean City's Tommy Cusack scored the go-ahead goal with 1:30 left in the game.
Oakcrest's Blake Biren and Paulie Stablini each scored two goals, while Nick Vervizco had 13 saves.
Oakcrest 2 2 0 2- 6
Ocean City 2 1 3 2- 8
Goals-Dierolf, Johnson (2), Mateer, Conrad, Fahy, Cusack (2) OC; Hess, Biren (2), Stablini (2), Cassara OAK.
Goalies-Anderson (5) OC; Vervizco (13) OAK.
Records-Ocean City 2-2; Oakcrest 1-2.
No. 11 Barnegat 18,
Monsignor Donovan 3
Ryan Reynolds and JJ McKenna both led the Bengats with four goals each. Matt Manno added three for the Bengals.
Monsignor Donovan 2 0 0 1- 3
Barngat 5 6 7 0-18
Goals-Reynolds (4), McKenna (4), Manno (3), Tonnesen (2) Gerena (2), Magoon (2) Haus B; McClay, Derado, LaParik M.
Goalies-Grobelny (4), Kessinger (1) B; Derado (11).
Records-Barnegat 3-0; Mon Don 1-3.