The South outlasted the North tonight 19-16 in the fourth annual Under Armour all-America Senior Classic before 2,364 fans at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.
The South team took a lead it would not relinquish just over four minutes into the fourth quarter as Georgetown-bound attackman Brian Casey of Georgetown Prep scored his third goal of the game off a feed from North Carolina-bound Marcus Holman of the Gilman School.
Ridgefield’s University of Virginia-bound attackman Matt White had four goals and two assists for the North.
White scored off a feed from Somers’ Joe Marasco 2:56 into the final period to give the North a 13-12 lead. He also scored the first goal of the game for the North, which tied it at 1-1.
The North went ahead 7-6 with 5:31 left in the second quarter on a goal by University of Virginia-bound Connor English of Manhasset.
The South’s Dave Emala scored just before halftime to tie it at 7-7.
The North had snapped a 5-5 tie 5:47 into the second quarter when South Side’s Virginia-bound Nick O’Reilly, who finished with three goals, scored off a feed from Marasco, who had a goal and two assists.
O’Reilly scored earlier in the quarter from Marasco to give the North a 6-5 lead and also had the goal that put the North ahead 5-4.
The North had tied it at 4-4 when White scored earlier in the period off a feed from North Carolina-bound Ian Bradish of West Islip.
The play of the day occurred early in the third quarter. After controlling a loose ball, Marasco drove to his left before unleashing a behind-the-back pass to White, who caught it and scored off a behind-the-back shot of his own that tied it up at 8-8.
The following players from the LaxLessons.com region started for the North team: White, O’Reilly, Marasco and Bradish.
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