TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 4/3/13
Jackson Lee scored with a minute left in the second overtime to lift host Hunterdon Central (NJ) to a 7-6 victory over arch-rival Bridgewater-Raritan today in boys’ lacrosse, snapping the Panthers’ 36-game win streak.
Bridgewater-Raritan (0-1) is the two-time defending Tournament of Champions winner. It defeated Hunterdon Central, 10-5, in last year’s quarterfinals, and the year before in a Group IV playoff.
Lee, a senior, finished with three goals and two assists while senior Nick Tortoriello (Vilanova) had a goal and an assist. Keegan Hickey (two goals) tied the game with just over a minute left in regulation.
The last team to beat Bridgewater-Raritan? Hunterdon Central, 6-5, on April 23, 2011.
“It’s great to take out No. 1,” said Tortoriello, a midfielder. “We’ve always had a big rivalry with them; you could probably say we don’t like them and they don’t like us.”
Ryan Mygatt (three goals) scored with 9:30 left in the second quarter to give Bridgewater-Raritan a 5-2 lead. But the Red Devils did not give in.
“Losing to them left a bitter taste in our mouths last year,” said Tortoriello. “Winning today was a great jump-start for our team and a confidence builder as well for the first game of the season.
“It was exciting to take down our rival, but from here we have our whole season so we have to get ready for the next game.”