NJ boys lacrosse power rankings (5/15/12)
Evan Mock, Connor Murphy, Andrew Hengenmuhle and goalie Zach Jones continue to shine for a defense that allows just 3.0 gpg. The Panthers square off with Ridge at 7 p.m. Thursday in Somerset County Tournament final.
Austin Carbone netted four goals and Nick Kilkowski had three as the Hilltoppers rolled by Westfield, 12-1, Saturday for fifth straight Union County Tournament crown. Mike Badgley, Tom Lackaye and Will Shamim have been underrated contributors for this well-balanced outfit.
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Jack Ray netted three goals, Will Collopy made eight saves and his defenders were outstanding in Ironmen's 8-4 win over Ridgewood Saturday for their first Bergen County Tournament crown. Conor Scavone was an offensive sparkplug with four assists.
The Red Devils have spun off 11 straight wins with steady offensive play from Connor Meth, Eric Scott and J.T. Palladino and tough defense by Brian Mangion and Chris Catapano. Ridge looks to avenge an earlier loss to Bridgewater-Raritan in Somerset County Tournament final Thursday night.
Shane Taggert, Stephen Puleo and Nick Soriano anchor a defense that has yielded 4.4 gpg. over the last seven games. Blake Searfoss, now with 54 assists, leads the offense as the Red Devils prepare for the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament final against Voorhees Wednesday night in Flemington.
The Lakers exacted revenge for an earlier rout by Delbarton with a 10-8 win Saturday in the Morris County Tournament semifinals. Jon Broome, Rob Orazietti, Dan Badolato and Tyler Batesko guide Lakes against Kinnelon at 7:30 Wednesday in the MCT championship at FDU Florham.
It was shocked by Mountain Lakes, 10-8, Saturday in the Morris County Tournament semis after having dominated the Lakers, 17-7, a month earlier. Matt Killian, Jack Clarke, Will Weber and Austin Williams look to get the Green Wave back on track for the upcoming state tournament.
The Pioneers had their unbeaten streak snapped by Bridgewater-Raritan, 12-4, Saturday in their first-ever trip to the Somerset County Tournament semifinals. The young defense of Chris Contino, Pat Grega, Randy Maroney, Mike Dimino and Eric Dluhy have helped Ville secure a No. 1 seed for the Group 2 state tournament.
The Maroons' defense, led by Tripp Telesco and Ryan Ghaderi, hung in tough against Don Bosco's sizzling offense, but was outlasted, 8-4, Saturday in the Bergen County Tournament final. Max Luing sank two goals in the loss and has 13 in his last seven games.
Jameson Smith and Colin Goldstein erupted with six goals each Saturday as the Ridgers clinched their second straight Essex County Tournament crown with a 16-10 decision over Seton Hall Prep. Matt Lander helped the offense with two goals, four assists and Shane Doss made numerous clutch saves in the second half.
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Ethan Bliss and Ryan Giordano each netted two goals, but their squad could not match Glen Ridge's pace Saturday in a 16-10 loss in the Essex County Tournament final. A.J. Pravata and Jimmy Jannicelli look to bolster the defense for the state tournament.
Jack Curran (43 goals) and Mike Clarke (22) lead a potent offense while Connor Phillips, J.T. Jennings and Charlie Gravina dig in for a young, energetic defense. The Bulldogs face Jackson Memorial at 7 tonight in Holmdel in search of a second straight Shore Conference Tournament title.
The unpredictable Colts were fabulous last week with Top 15 upsets over Mount Olive, 14-9, and Chatham, 10-9, in Morris County Tournament play. Kobi Frankel, Brian Gnad, Mike Maniero and goalie John Calia lead Kinnelon against Mountain Lakes for the championship at 7:30 tonight at FDU Florham.
The Panthers showed grit against Ridgewood in the Bergen County Tournament semis before falling, 7-4, last Thursday. Braeden DeWan, Tim Miller, Pat Egan and Pat Keller prep the squad for the upcoming Group 1 state tournament.
The Cougars suffered their fourth one-goal loss this season, 10-9, to Kinnelon Saturday in the Morris County Tournament semifinals. Goalie Corey Fritts, defenseman Thomas Stephan and middie Sam Carson look to revive the team for the Group 2 state tournament.