NJ boys lacrosse power rankings (5/22/12)
The Panthers stretched their winning streak to 30 games with a 16-3 win over Ridge Thursday for the Somerset County title. Ryan Hollingsworth, Scott Bieda, Ray Mastroianni and Vince Colatriano lead the defending champion against Washington Twp. today in the second round of the Group 4 state tournament.
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Jack Ray has plunked down 19 goals in the last six games while Max Allen and Brady Wulster continue to steer than offense with balanced playmaking. Ironmen battle St. Joseph of Metuchen Wednesday in the Non-Public A quarterfinals.
Summit's 10-7 loss to Ridgewood last Wednesday marked the first time since 2009 that the Hilltoppers' stingy defense yielded double-digit goals. Will Weber, Stef Stadlinger, Bill Hadley and goalie Alex Salazar look to rebound today against Johnson Regional in the Group 1 second round.
Connor Meth, J.T. Palladino, Eric Scott and Alex Gaydos attempt to reignite the offense today against South Brunswick in the Group 4 second round. The Red Devils had an 11-game winning streak snapped by No. 1 Bridgewater, 16-3, last Thursday in the Somerset County finals.
Zachary Schreck netted three goals to power a balanced offense and Jake Andersen stopped 10 shots last Wednesday to guide the Red Devils past Voorhees, 16-3, for the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament crown. Hunterdon Central faces Cherokee today in the Group 4 second round.
Seven players netted their first goals of the season Saturday in an 18-1 win over Woodstown in the first round of the Group 1 tournament. Rob Orazietti, Chris Cuccinello and Dylan Muti had engineered a near-flawless showing against Kinnelon, 12-4, three days earlier in the Morris County Tournament final. Lakes battles Madison today in the Group 1 second round.
Will Reynolds, Brendan Huston, Kohl Geibel and Michael Bicknese helped the Green Wave hold their ground defensively in a 5-3 loss Saturday to Long Island power Chaminade. Delbarton goes up against Christian Brothers Wednesday in the Non-Public A quarterfinals.
The Pioneers look for faceoff man Casey McAdam and shooters Matt Raposo, Logan LeBlond and Mike Waterfield to rev up the offense following a 10-day layoff. Somerville matches up with Demarest today in the Group 2 second round.
Senior attackman Max Luing has struck for multiple goals in nine of the last 10 games, and his efforts have been supported well by the defensive play of Tripp Telesco, Pete LoParo, Ryan Ghaderi and goalie Noah Pounds.
Senior attackman Jack Curran has deposited 18 goals over the last five games and junior attackman Mike Clarke has helped that offense with a balanced hand. The Bulldogs face West Deptford today in the Group 1 second round.
Colin Goldstein has produced 12 goals and Jameson Smith nine for the Ridgers over the last three games. John Winchell and Eric Prezioso lead the defense against Robbinsville today in the Group 1 second round.
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Brent Croonquist and Pete Marchetto trigger the offense with their faceoff work and Tim Mulrenan, Paul Werner and Ethan Bliss are adept at rewarding those efforts with goals. The Pirates face St. Peter's Prep Thursday in the Non-Public A quarterfinals.
Alec Mikrut sank four goals and Kevin Wanke and Jeff Garinger had two each when the Cougars upset No. 10 Glen Ridge, 9-8, last Thursday. Montgomery battles Vernon today in the Group 3 second round.
The defense of Pat Keller, Toph Clarke, Matt Slodowitz and Jon Spada was on point Saturday in a 13-2 win over Shore Regional in a Group 1 first-round game. Glen Rock faces Voorhees in the second round today at St. Joseph of Montvale.
Sam Carson has been an outstanding setup man lately for the Cougars with 19 assists in the last nine games, and Kyle Howard-Johnson, David Gill and Matt Proto head the group that's been complementing his play. Chatham faces Jefferson today in the Group 2 second round.