Lacrosse roundup: Underclassmen lead EHT boys to victory over Middle
The Egg Harbor Township High School boys lacrosse team controlled the game, beating Middle Township in a battle between the Cape-Atlantic League's two top teams, 11-6.
Middle jumped on EHT early, scoring the game's first goal, but EHT freshman Zack Wechsler tied the game up and quickly gave EHT the boost it needed.
"I've been waiting for the young kids to answer to the challenge," EHT coach John Ohlsen said on the phone. "The young guys are getting a chance and starting to come around. Once (Zack) scored, everyone kind of woke up."
Justin Greenwood led the Eagles with a three-goal game. The attack line, consisting of Connor Houghton, Ryan King and Nick Lacovara, scored two goals apiece.
Andrew Baumgartel put up a personal-best effort in net, stopping 15 shots for the win.
Middle's Alex Terenik led with with three goals, and Adam Vaul added two. Tom Williams made 20 saves in the loss.
EHT, 11-3 overall, remained unbeaten in the CAL at 10-0. Middle, No. 10 in The Press Elite 11, dropped to 11-3 (9-2 in the CAL).
Middle Township 3 3 4 1-11
Egg Harbor Township 1 0 1 4-6
Goals-Terenik (3), Vaul (2), DeMarco MT; Greenwood (3), King (2), Lacovara (2), Houghton (2), Avellino, Wechsler EHT.
Goalies-Williams (20) MT; Baumgartel (15) EHT.
Records- Middle Twp 11-1, EHT 11-3.
Lower Cape May Regional 3
Matt Hess led the host Falcons with five goals, and Tom Giordano added a goal and an assist. Jack Von Savage scored twice for the Caper Tigers. Lower goalie James Cella made 13 saves.
Lower Cape May Regional 1 1 1 0-3
Oakcrest 2 2 3 1-8
Goals-Jack Von Savage (2), Blackley LCM. Hess (5), Giordano, Vargas, Boney O.
Goalies-Cella (13) LCM. Verzicco (2) O.
Records-LCM 7-6, Oakcrest 8-5.
Cedar Creek 15
Lower Cape May Regional 12
Oakcrest completed a sweep of its season series with Lower Cape May in a Cape-Atlantic League matchup.
Dominique Barber led the Falcons with four goals and Alexis Sutley added three. Courtney DeFalco scored two goals and added an assist as well.
Ashley Hunt led Lower with four goals. Madie Gibson and Emily Levin added three goals each, and Gibson also registered an assist.
Lower Cape May Regional 8 4-12
Oakcrest 7 8-15
Goals-Hunt (4), Levin (3), Gibson (3), Lewis, Pearson LCM; Barber (4), Sutley (3), Hay (2), DeFalco (2), Conover (2), Martin, Mancella O.
Goalies-Davids (16) LCM; Coleman (15) O.
Records-Lower 7-4, Oakcrest 8-6.
Mainland Regional 19,
Vanessa Pagilei led the Mustangs with seven goals while Kailey Stangle added five in the win. Absegami's Marry Riggs scored four goals, and Caroline Kelley and Gabi Ojeda scored three goals each.
Mainland 11 8-19
Absegami 10 7-17
Goals-Pagilei (7), Stangle (5), Albright (3), Dolan (2), Reynolds, Hoelker MR; Riggs (4), Kelley (3), Ojeda (3), Millar (2), McSweeney (2), Earl, Mamme, Kennedy A.
Goalies-Hurts (10), Corson (7) MR; Becker (18) A.
Records-Absegami 3-10, Mainland 3-6.
No. 8 Middle Township 18,
Egg Harbor Township 13
Middle Township's Bridget Ruskey scored a game-high seven goals. Jenna Herlihy added four goals and Allison Hunter and Maddie Anagnou each finished with three goals. Julianna Riggitano had five assists.
Kristen Pinkney led the Eagles with five goals.
Egg Harbor Township 8 5-13
Middle Township 13 5-18
Goals-Pinkney (5), Angello (4), Valian (2), Lucia, Meyer EHT; Ruskey (7), Herlihy (4), Hunter (3), Anagnou (3), Risko MT.
Goalies-Miller (7) EHT; Laing (10) MT.
Records-EHT 7-7; Middle 14-0.
No. 11 Lacey Township 16,
Pinelands Regional 9
Lacey's Holly Brewster had seven goals, and Rebecca Martin added five. Brittany Biele and Emily Lane scored two each.
Pinelands' Brittaney Corti led with three goals, and Zoe Silitoe and Kelly Byrnes had two each.
Lacey Township 4 12-16
Pinelands Regional 3 6-9
Goals-Brewster (7), Martin (5), Biele, Lane LT; Corti (3), Silitoe (2), Byrnes (2), Schnable, DeWeever PR.
Goalies-Miklosey (7) LT; Dietrich (14) PR.
Records-Lacey 13-2, Pinelands 1-5.
Southern Regional 18,
Brick Township 4
Marina Felmly, Shana Hayes and Morgan Von Schmidt scored three goals each for the Rams. Allison Spaschak added two goals and two assists and Hannah Myers made seven saves in the win.
Brick Township 2 2-4
Southern Regional 10 8-18
Goals-Geddes (2), Trotter (2) BT; Felmly (3), Hayes (3), Von Schmidt (3), Spaschak (2), Andriani, Clark, Frangipane, Stango, Kucis, Yannacone, Winn SR.
Goalies-O'Rourke (6), Davis (5) BT; Myers (7) SR.
Records-Brick Twp 1-10, Southern 4-9.