Haverford’s Will McNamara (front) battles Darien’s Brandon Coley during
the host Fords’ 11-5 victory today at the third annual Checking for Cancer Classic in Hanover, Pa.
In a day marked by much-awaited interstate and intersectional matchups, Haverford and West Islip came away with impressive wins.
Haverford pulled away for an 11-5 win against Darien in a matchup of the consensus top two ranked high school teams in the nation.
Possession was the key for the Fords, who will remain No. 1. They won an astonishing 19 of 20 faceoffs led by star of the game Joe McCallion, who was 15 of 15 on faceoffs to go along with one goal and two assists.
Darien got two goals apiece from Case Matheis and Graham Maybell. Richard Gregory had the other goal. Henry West had two assists, but suffered a foot injury in the second quarter and did not return.
In other games at the Checking for Cancer Classic, Fairfield Prep beat Chatham (N.J.) 10-8, Greenwich fell to Conestoga (Pa.) 13-5 and Wilton lost to La Salle (Pa.) 12-4.
A new generation of West Islip players, meanwhile, is continuing the program’s proud tradition. Conor Braddish scored three goals and Mike Sagl scored twice as the Lions held off Chaminade 8-7. The game was tied at 2-2 at halftime.
Brunswick picked up a huge 7-6 win against Salisbury, which started this week ranked as high as fifth nationally in some polls.
In other games of note today, Mahopac beat Yorktown for the first time since 1999, winning at home 12-11 in double overtime on a goal by Anthony Berardis. You can watch that game-winning goal by clicking here.
Defending Section 1 Class A champion Lakeland/Panas improved to 5-0 by edging host Rye 8-7.
Manhasset turned in what coach Bill Cherry called its best overall effort of the season, winning 10-1 at John Jay.
Joe Mancini and Ryan Matthews each had two goals for the Indians. Mancini also had two assists. Quinn Moroney had three assists. Frank Morelli was outstanding in goal, as was the entire Manhasset defense.
The lone JJ goal was scored by Forrest Walter from Jake Weil midway through the second quarter, making it 6-1. (Manhasset led 5-0 after the first quarter.)
New Jersey power Summit extended its win streak to 52 games by handling 2009 FCIAC champion Ridgefield 10-5. The Hilltoppers, who led only 4-2 at the half, outscored Ridgefield 5-1 in the third quarter in improving to 7-0 on the season.
Garden City was dominant in a NY vs. Mass meeting, beating Duxbury 10-0.
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Anthony DeLuca controls for West Islip during today’s 8-7 win against Chaminade.
Today’s college results
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