NJ boys lacrosse power rankings (5/8/12)
Panthers extended their winning streak to 27 games Saturday with a 14-2 decision over a solid Shawnee squad. Scott Bieda and John Longordo netted four goals each and Connor Murphy anchored another rugged defensive effort and even scored a goal. Face Rutgers Prep Wednesday in Somerset County Tournament quarterfinals.
Nick Kilkowski pumped in five goals and Alex Salazar stood firm in the cage with eight saves and Tommy Celmer provided versatile midfield play as the Hilltoppers outlasted Delbarton, 9-4, last Wednesday to finish undefeated in the Fitch-Pitt Division. They face Oratory Thursday in the Union County Tournament semifinals.
|3||Don Bosco Prep||13-0||4||
The Ironmen shocked Mountain Lakes. 14-3, last week behind a six-goal outing by Jack Ray, then outscored their next two opponents, 30-10, behind the offense of Max Allen and Brady Wulster and the overall play of middie Teddy Sisco. Face Ramapo today in Bergen County Tournament quarterfinals.
Green Wave fell to Summit, 9-4, last Wednesday, but still have won nine of their last 10 behind the offensive leadership of Connor Bilby and the steady defense of Will Reynolds and Michael Bicknese. Heads to Morris County Tournament quarterfinals Thursday vs. winner of today's first-round game between Madison and Morristown.
The Red Devils received strong goalkeeping from both T.J. Jones and Owen Molloy and a combined six goals from Connor Meth in victories over Hillsborough, 8-3, and Moorestown, 6-3. Squares off with Immaculata Wednesday in Somerset County Tournament quarterfinals.
Blake Searfoss showcased his shooting touch Saturday with three goals in a 7-5 win over Chatham, but was back in his customary passing mode Monday with three assists in a 10-7 decision over Kingsway. Paul Leonhauser paced nine Red Devil scorers in that game with three goals.
|7||Seton Hall Prep||8-4||8||
Tim Mulrenan has recorded 10 goals and nine assists in his last three games and Chris Donovan, O'Shane Kirlew and Paul Werner all have made important contributions to the offense. Pirates battle West Essex today in Essex County Tournament quarterfinals.
Michael Waterfield, Jared Delouisa and Casey McAdam have developed into steady offensive performers for the well-balanced Pioneers. They face Pingry Wednesday in the Somerset County Tournament quarterfinals.
The Maroons have allowed just 20 goals over the last five games behind solid defensive play by Tripp Telesco and Dylan Logan and the reliable goalkeeping of junior Noah Pounds. They face Northern Highlands today in Bergen County Tournament quarterfinals.
The Ridgers rallied in the fourth quarter behind Jameson Smith, Colin Goldstein and Nick Spitaletta to edge Chatham, 6-4, last Thursday for their third straight victory. Battle Columbia today in Essex County Tournament quarterfinals at Watsessing Park in Bloomfield.
The Lakers gained a huge confidence boost by snapping a two-game losing streak with a 5-3 come-from-behind upset Saturday against Shoreham/Wading River. Spencer Herman, Eric Dircks and goalie Jared Bernstein led the way for Mountain Lakes.
Cougars lost three straight games by a total of five goals against excellent competition, then cut loose with 15-0 win over Pequannock Monday in Morris County Tournament first round. Sam Carson, Paul Hackett, Cristofe Strunc and Thomas Guida each sank two goals in that victory.
The Marauders got nine goals each from Conor Buoye and Rich Notillo and also stout defensive play from Austin Nibblet as they outscored the last three opponents, 36-4. Face Montville today in Morris County Tournament first round.
Pat Egan, Jake Pellegrino and Mike Mount have surfaced as understated offensive weapons for the Panthers. Battle a dangerous Pascack Valley team today in Bergen County Tournament quarterfinals at River Dell High.
Kevin Wanke (35 goals, 34 assists) is a highly skilled, resourceful scorer, but defenses also cannot ignore Josh Reinson, Jeff Garinger and Brian Papsin as threats. Face Hillsborough Wednesday in Somerset County Tournament quarterfinals.