It’s not to say that NJCAA Lacrosse isn’t interesting all the time (it is…), but this week was something special, and it showcases how the JuCo ranks are expanding, and continually improving, and why you should probably be paying more attention to it! Upsets, parity, and plenty of scoring: JuCo is the real deal!
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NJCAA Top Ten
- Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, NY)
- CCBC-Essex (Baltimore, MD)
- Genesee Community College (Batavia, NY)
- Nassau County Community College (Garden City, NY)
- Monroe (Rochester, NY)
- Suffolk County Community College (Selden, NY)
- Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD)
- SUNY Delhi (Delhi, NY)
- Howard Community College (Columbia, MD)
- Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, MD)
Also receiving votes:
ASA College (Brooklyn, NY)
CCBC-Catonsville (Baltimore, MD)
Broome Community College (Binghamton, NY)
ASA Upsets #4 Suffolk
ASA College won their biggest game in program history last week, knocking off #4 Suffolk 12-11 on the road. ASA is now 5-1, and 1-0 in Region XV. It was a tight game from beginning to end, and neither team led by more than two goals. The 12-11 final score was set with five minutes to play, and Kevin Hartley, Raymond McClough, Jeremy Wiley, Matthew Edwin, and Reid Mydske must be credited with clamping down on D. ASA goalie, Kyle Hubbard, was electric at times, and finished with 27 saves to go along with six ground balls.
Joe Granata notched four goals and an assist. Casey Jackson and Brandon Goodwin each finished the win with two goals and a helper, as did freshamn kiddie Antoine Williams. Sophomore Coltin Borthwick distributed three assists on the afternoon.
A tough road stretch weekend followed the big win, and ASA dropped games to 3-2 Howard (15-6), and 3-3 Catonsville (13-9). Suffolk dropped their next game as well, which came at the hands of 6-0 Genessee.
Genessee Rolls On
At 6-0, Genessee is looking like the real deal in 2013. This past week they picked up solid wins over Delhi 14-3, and Suffolk 13-4. Against Delhi, Tyler Skowronski got Genesee on the board early with the first goal of the game and the only goal of the first quarter. The Cougars opened it up in the second quarter with goals from Pete DiLaura, Nick Gray, Saxon Weil and Christian Reiller to take an 8-3 lead into the half.
In the second half, the GCC defense shut Delhi down and kept the Broncos off the board for the final two periods. Brady Lawrence made 11 saves in net and Johnny Astrologo had nine takeaways and four ground balls. Jordan McElligott, Bobby Wheeler, Adam Jacobs, Tom Owen, Tyler Meehan and DiLaura combined for 18 takeaways and 22 ground balls. Reiller led the offense with four goals and four assists. Weil added three goals, Marcus Palvino recorded a goal and two assists, Skowronski finished with two goals and Gray, Charlie Evans and Cameron Seneca chipped in a goal each.
Against Suffolk, Christian Reiller again put Genesee in front early with a first quarter goal, but in this game Suffolk responded and tied the game halfway through the opening period. Reiller scored again with 15 seconds remining in the first frame to give the Cougars the lead for good. Chris Rabung scored a man up goal early in the second quarter to spark the Cougars offense. GCC scored five more times in the second, including two goals from Nick Gray and a goal from Steve Raimondi, to take a 7-1 lead into halftime.
The Genesee penalty kill was tested in the second half and Suffolk scored the first goal of the third quarter on a man up advantage to draw within five at 7-2. GCC responded with a man up goal of their own and a late goal by Marcus Palvino gave the Cougars a 9-3 lead going into the fourth. GCC scored four times in the final frame and the win extends their unbeaten streak to six games.
Reiller finished the afternoon with four goals and two assists. Gray tallied three goals, Rabung and Raimondi each added two goals, Jonathan Gill recorded a goal and an assist, Luke Grahnert had two assists and Charlie Evans chipped in one goal.
Brady Lawrence had another strong performance in net making 18 saves. Jordan McElligott led the defense with five takeaways and five ground balls. Bobby Wheeler had four takeaways and Pete DiLaura had five takeaways and three ground balls. Mike Breindel was an impressive 8 of 12 on faceoffs.
Union County Week 3 Highlights:
Delhi Vs. Onondaga – Photo Credit: Chip Green
Quick Score Reports
Delhi improves to 4-2. Broome falls to 2-3. Delhi was up 5-1 after 1 quarter, and 9-2 at the half to take a 14-6 win. Delhi – David Fernandes 4-1, Devlin Clarke 0-1, Cabot Noyce 1-1, Jordan Owen 1-1, Jake Guy 0-1, Brendan Caoili 1-0, James Massett 2-0, Dan Caliendo 1-0, Colby Treat 1-1, James Lennon 1-0, Paul Hylan 2-0 Broome – Rob Depersis 1-2, Ryan Beauregaurd 1-0, Jack Felter 3-1, Greg Gerhardt 1-0, MJ Maekl 0-1 Delhi – Matt Sialiano – 5 saves, Wayne Van Valkenburgh – 4 saves Broome – Tyler Pickett – 23 saves.
AACC – Steven Anderson and Sean Johnston 3g, 1a. Alex Hutchinson 4g, 1a. Carson Bekken 3a. AAC is now 3-1, while NOVA drops to 0-4 so far.