05/10/2019 8:15 AM
Princeton Day School mounted a comeback for its fourth straight Mercer County title.
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It's never easy to win four straight championships, but Princeton Day School's patience paid off in the long run.
Leading Edge 2021 LSM Gibson Linnehan scored a goal and led a stingy defense that held Notre Dame scoreless in the second half as the Panthers roared back to win, 7-6, for their fourth consecutive Mercer County championship Thursday.
'21 Drew McConaughy chipped in an assist in the win for PDS.
Hunterdon Central 6, Sparta 2: '20 Cory Dobrosky had a goal and an assist, '20 Colin Dobrosky scored once and '20 Jack Aimone (Rutgers) set up a goal as Hunterdon Central moved on in a tight battle in a Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament semifinal. '21 Brendan Cina had an assist for Sparta, which also got a ground ball from both '20 Austin Castorina and '21 Colby Plotts.
Ramapo 7, Westfield 6: '19 Matt Karsian (Monmouth) had two goals and an assist as Ramapo stunned Westfield.
Manasquan 14, Rumson-Fair Haven 4: '19 Canyon Birch (Penn State) tallied a hat trick to go with two assists and '19 Mike LaPoint (Tampa) stuffed five shots as Manasquan cruised in the Shore Conference semis.
Seton Hall Prep 13, Iona Prep 5: '20 Luke Blanc (UMass) put up a hat trick to hit the 50-goal plateau for the season to go along with an assist and three ground balls as the Pirates rolled. '20 Connell Kumar (Virginia) had two goals and a ground ball, and '20 LSM Billy Rojack snared two ground balls.
Christian Brothers Academy 8, Shore 7: '21 Noah D'Andrea made seven stops in the Shore Conference semifinal win.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 8, Livingston 5: '20 Aidan Guma paired a goal with an assist in the win.
Pope John 7, Delaware Valley 6: '19 Tyler Neal (Rutgers) had a goal, an assist and four ground balls, and '19 Joe Cansfield had two goals and four ground balls for Del Val in the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament semis. LSM '19 Lane McCarty (Tufts) scooped up four ground balls as well.