05/12/2019 7:15 AM
Hunterdon Central won its third straight H/W/S title.
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For the third year in a row, Hunterdon Central ran the table in the Hunterton/Warren/Sussex tournament.
Leading Edge 2020 Cory Dobrosky led the charge with two goals and three assists and '20 teammate Jack Aimone (Rutgers) added two goals and two helpers as the Red Devils downed Pope John, 9-6, Saturday for their third straight H/W/S title.
Dobrosky found his brother, '20 Colin, for a goal that gave Hunterdon Central the lead, a goal that stood as a major turning point.
"We were looking for a play and after I picked up the ball, I looked around and saw my brother was open," Cory Dobrosky told NJ.com's Brandon Gould. "I got the pass over to him, he scored and that really hyped us up. It felt really to get back into a rhythm. We grinded this one out and got the W."
Manasquan 12, Christian Brothers Academy 7: '19 Canyon Birch (Penn State) racked up five goals and added an assist and '19 James Pendergist (Rutgers) scored three times and added two assists as Manasquan won its third consecutive conference title Saturday.
"The experience definitely helped us come out with the win today," Birch told NJ.com's Brian Deakyne. "It all started with our defense, they came out and started to play really well in that second quarter. That gave us a lot more possessions on offense and once we had more possessions, we had more looks at their defense and were able to dissect them more and more. Throughout the game, that really helped us."
'19 Mike LaPoint (Tampa) made seven saves and '21 Max Pauwels won eight faceoffs for Manasquan. '21 Noah D'Andrea tossed aside seven shots in the CBA cage.
"I feel like it definitely shows us that once we get in that little bit of a dogfight, we know that we have to stop them and take care of what we know we have to do," LaPoint said. "It feels amazing to have this three years in a row. For me being able to start here the last two years, winning it definitely feels great."
Delbarton 12, Chaminade 9: '20 CJ Kirst was flat-out dominant with four goals and two assists and '20 Cole Krauss racked up six ground balls and led a defense that held the Flyers to one first-half goal as the Green Wave knocked off previously unbeaten Chaminade, the nation's No. 3 team, according to Inside Lacrosse. '20 Chris Nichols scooped up a pair of ground balls.
Mendham 11, Morristown 9: '21 Justin Beimfohr buried four goals, including his 30th tally of the year, and added an assist, while '20 Collin Euvino handed out four assists to go with a goal and '20 Michael Ricciardi (Furman) added a goal and three assists as Mendham edged Morristown.
Ridgewood 9, Somerville 2: '19 Gavin Peene (Air Force) had two goals - including his 30th of the season - and an assist as Ridgewood rolled.
Seton Hall Prep 15, Millburn 5: '20 Luke Blanc played the role of provider for the Pirates, dishing out four assists to go with a goal, and '20 Connell Kumar scored once in the win.
Westfield 14, Fordham Prep 2: '19 Jake Engelke netted four goals and added three assists for Westfield.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 16, Hillsborough 4: '20 Aidan Guma scored once and added two assists and two ground balls as Scotch Plains cruised.
Johnson 16, Dayton 1: '19 Brandon Hund (Towson) had three goals and three assists as Johnson rolled.
Ridge 15, Montgomery 9: '20 Max Drift buried a hat trick to eclipse the 50-goal plateau for the second straight year for Montgomery. '20 Lucas Kopecky won 16 of 27 faceoffs.
Summit 6, Moorestown 4: '19 Ben Cantwell (UMass) set up a pair of goals for the Quakers.
Mountaion Lakes 10, Chatham 3: '20 Aidan Decker tossed out a pair of assists for Chatham.
Montclair 11, St. Peter's Prep 5: '20 Andrew Williams scored once and added an assist for St. Peter's Prep, while his brother, Colin, scooped up a ground ball.
Wayne Hills 14, Princeton 2: '22 Will Doran scored once for Princeton.