TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/13/14
Jake Fox had two goals and two assists to lead a balanced attack as The Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada) improved to 4-0 Wednesday with a 12-10 victory at Gonzaga (D.C.). Hill Academy is No. 4 in the Warrior/TopLaxRecruits.com North America Rankings.
Timmy Monahan and Luke Vassos each had two goals and an assist for No. 15 Gonzaga (1-1) while Luke McCaleb had a goal and an assist. Michael Borda was defensive leader for the Purple Eagles.
The host Cherry Creek (CO) boys’ lacrosse team opened its season Wednesday by defeating Rock Canyon, 9-3, as Ryan Arthur collected three goals and an assist.
Mikey McCauley added a goal and two assists for the Bruins, last year’s state runners-up.
Also from Colorado, defending state champion Arapahoe rolled past Smoky Hill, 15-1, to improve to 2-0. Mountain Vista was a 19-8 victor over first-year Pine Creek, Regis Jesuit downed Chaparral, 16-7 and Highlands Ranch defeated Grandview, 11-8.
In PA, Malcolm Glendinning scored three goals and five others scored while Xander Pacilio made nine saves as host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy opened its season with an 8-3 victory over John Carroll (MD). Tim Brennan and Mike Bown each added a goal and an assist for SCHA while Matt Eckles, Tasso Karras and Brendan Clark also scored.
Bullis School (MD) defeated Flint Hill (D.C.), 10-5 to improve to 2-0 as Alex Tripp had a goal and five assists and Steven Shollenberger added two goals and an assist. Nicky Petkevich and Joe Stucky each scored twice.
In Florida, Oak Hall School (6-1) downed Fleming Island, 11-4 and IMG Academy toppled Episcopal of Dallas, 17-7. Ben French had four goals and five assists and Massimo Bucci had four goals and four assists while Jonathan Thelen had five goals and two assists.
In a key game Tuesday, No. 18 Landon School (MD) toppled Paul VI (VA), 13-8, to open its season. The game was tied 5-5 at halftime, but Landon’s Jack Bolen (Cornell) had four second-half goals and one assist. Colton Rupp (Cornell) had four goals and two assists and Sean O’Brien (Bucknell) had two goals and one assist while Hunter Sells (Johns Hopkins) posted 12 saves.
For Paul VI, sophomore attackman Nic Ancona had three goals.