Sat. Pa. boys and girls: La Salle tops Garden City

Posted: March 31, 2013

La Salle backed up its No. 3 spot in the Under Armour national rankings by defeating fifth-ranked Garden City (N.Y.), 7-4, in a nonleague boys' lacrosse game Saturday.

Garden City, ranked No. 1 at the end of the 2012 season, saw its 24-game winning streak end with the home loss.

Matt Rambo led La Salle with two goals and two assists. Goaltender Nick Hresko stopped seven shots.

"He was off the charts," La Salle coach Bill Leahy said of Hresko. "He made some big saves.

"It's nice to go to Long Island and get a win over a team that's historically and nationally recognized," Leahy added. "It's a good step."

In other action:

Sean Tornetta scored five goals for Perkiomen Valley in a 8-6 victory at Methacton. The Vikings all but one of their goals in the first half for a 7-3 advantage.

Brian Gallagher and Will Dulin registered hat tricks in Abington's 13-5 victory at Germantown Academy. The Ghosts held GA scoreless after halftime. Max Derham led the Patriots with three goals.


Jawan McAllister drove in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning single to propel St. Joseph's Prep over host Archbishop Ryan, 10-8, in a Catholic League game.

The Hawks and Raiders were tied, 7-7, before McAllister's hit. Tim Rafter went 3 for 4 with two triples and five RBIs for the Hawks.

In another Catholic game, Archbishop Wood didn't look back after a leadoff home run by Matt Mandes, and the Vikings wore out visiting Conwell-Egan, 11-1. Winning pitcher Justin Babb pitched four innings and allowed two hits and one earned run and struck out seven.

Nonleague. Will Latcham pitched four hitless innings for Cardinal O'Hara, which held on for a 4-2 home win over Malvern Prep.

La Salle scored all four of its runs in the sixth inning in shutting out visiting Archbishop Carroll, 4-0. With a 2-0 lead and one out in the sixth, Dominic Cuoci doubled the lead with a two-run double to right field.

Track and Field

Kayla Coley of Cheltenham won the long jump and the 100- and 300-meter hurdles at the Pennsylvania Track Classic at Plymouth Whitemarsh. The senior ran a 14.30-second 100 and a 43.27 in the 300. She won the long jump at 17 feet, 51/4 inches.

In the boys' meet, Cardinal O'Hara's Kevin James set a meet record in the 3,200 (9 minutes, 15.72 seconds). The previous mark (9:21.88) was set back in 1988, by Randy Lowe of Interboro.


Jamie Keba and Gina Massaro each drove in three runs for Conwell-Egan in a 7-4 victory over the hosts in the Archbishop Spalding Tournament in Severn, Md.

Massaro went 3 for 3 with a double and triple. Keba also went 3 for 3, with two doubles.

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