By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/3/13
BOYDS, Md. – Eight different players scored as New Jersey North defeated Long Island North, 8-6, today in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic Boys’ High School championship game at the Maryland Soccerplex.
New Jersey North used pinpoint passing and reeled off four goals to open the second half and seize a 7-4 lead. Then it used strong defense and solid goaltending to claim the first Brine title for its state (New Jersey split into two teams this year after having one team the first five years of the tourney).
By unseating Rochester’s hold on the National title, New Jersey North will advance to play Canada in January for the Brogden Cup, held in Orlando, Fla.
“We all pretty much knew each other and we had great team chemistry,” said NJ North’s Pat Galvin (Seton Hall Prep, 2014, attack), who had one goal and one assist. “We got the kinks out after the first game and them we came together.
“We moved the ball well and I put that to our team chemistry. We made some nice passes.”
New Jersey North goalies Sam Bebout (2014, Summit) and Lance Gibson (2014, Bergen Catholic) each had three saves and were standouts all tournament long.
New Jersey North coach Tony Calandra (Chatham) said his team was versatile and balanced.
“A lot of different people made contributions,” he said. “We had a lot of parts working. A different guy stepped up every time we needed.
“We had multiple goal scorers. One constant was the goalies were excellent the entire tournament. And the defense was solid.”
New Jersey North 8, Long Island North 6
Goals – NJN: Crowley, Galvin, Hanlon, Borcich, Greenberg, Landspurg, Strabley, Waldron; LI: Concannon (2), Dunn, Hawthorne, Konen, Morris
Assists: NJN: Galvin, Sullivan, Kiess, Waldron; LIN: Concannon, Dunn, Baranthan
Saves – NJN: Bebout (3), Gibson (3) LIN: Carbone (3), Moser (3)
Final Record: NJN 6-0-1; LIN 6-1-0
Academy (MS) Championship
Long Island rolled to the title with a 13-2 triumph over Rochester as Brian Crawley had three goals and an assist, Jensen Corabi had two goals and three assists and Bradley Baker scored twice.