Seton Hall Prep just made a pretty impressive statement.
Led by Leading Edge 2021 Jack Dunleavy‘s three-goal, one-assist day and eight saves from ’22 Jaz Zanelli (Bucknell), the Pirates routed rival Delbarton, 12-5, in a battle of New Jersey’s top two teams Wednesday.
“The focus is on playing more as a unit more than Me Ball. We play team ball,” Dunleavy told Mike Kinney of NJ.com. “If we keep playing like that, we know it’s gonna take us really far.”
’22 Kevin Agnew paired two goals with an assist and ’21 Will Ferraro (Providence) tacked on an assist in the win.
’22 David Link (Villanova) paced the Green Wave with a hat trick, while ’23 LSM Jake Melchionni snapped home his first career goal.
’21 Colby Plotts (Utah) continued his absolutely bonkers start to his senior year. The LSM tallied his second straight hat trick to go with two assists, eight ground balls and a faceoff win. He has 34 ground balls and 12 points in four games.
’22 Christian Bockelmann (Yale) led the Bulldogs’ rout with a casual four-goal, two-assist day. His brother, ’23 pole Matthew Bockelmann, tallied once in the win.
’22 James Haley snapped home a hat trick to pace Westfield in a battle of two of the best teams in the state. ’22 Cullen Decker countered with Chatham’s lone goal.
’23 Carson Cooke‘s two-goal, two-assist, two-ground ball day led the way in Shore’s rout. ’23 Walker Hunter denied seven of the eight shots sent his way on cage.
’24 David Brothers pocketed a goal to help Bernards roll.
’24 Rob Tyra continued his torrid start to the season with three goals, two assists and four ground balls for Johnson.
’23 Trevor Brotons set up North Hunterdon’s lone tally and also grabbed a ground ball.