GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase Recap: St. Anthony’s and Haveford Go 2-0

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St. Anthony’s senior attackman and Michigan commit Jake Bonomi. Photo: Bob Sorensen                

The Inaugural GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase was held at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) over the weekend. The event featured six teams from around the Mid-Atlantic region for two days of lacrosse on Long Island. Each team played two games a piece and each gam featured some of the best talent in the country.  

Since each team just played two games there were multiple teams that went undefeated at the event. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), Haveford (Pa.) were the two teams that left the event with two wins on the weekend. 

Saturday, April 27th

Haveford (Pa.) 6, Ward Melville (N.Y.) 5

This was a close defensive battle as Ward Melville held just a 2-1 lead at the half. Both offenses woke up in the second half as Haveford knotted it up at 2 early in the third. After ending a long scoring drought Ward Melville took a 3-2 lead late in the third and rode that into the fourth. It was pretty back-and-forth through the final period of play as things were tied at 5 with under a minute to go. Senior midfielder and Utah commit Mac Costin scored the game-winner for Haveford with just 13 seconds left in the game. 

Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 12, Darien (Conn.) 11 – OT

This was a fantastic game as Darien started hot but Seton Hall Prep was able to comeback strong. After Darien started off the scoring, Seton Hall Prep was able to get things going and make it a 3-3 game at the end of the first. Things would go back-and-forth in the second period as Darien held a 6-5 lead at the half. Just as Darien started to get hot in the third Seton Hall Prep came right back. With Darien leading 11-10 with just over a minute in the game Seton Hall Prep tied it at 11 to force overtime. Trinity Commit Cullen Wolff scored the game-winner for Seton Hall Prep as they took down the Blue Wave. 

St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 20, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) 10

The St. Anthony’s Friars got a dominating win over a banged up Lincoln-Sudbury team that was missing six starters. Even though this was a lopsided match both sides fought hard all the way to end. Things were close in the first half as St. Anthony’s led 8-5 heading into halftime. It was in the second half where St. Anthony’s exploded, taking an 18-7 lead heading into the fourth and eventually sealing the deal with a 20-10 win. Top-ranked junior and Duke commit Brennan O’Neill had four goals for the Friars in the win. 

Sunday, April 28th

St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 11, Darien (Conn.) 9

In what was maybe the best game of the weekend St. Anthony’s came back from being down at the end of the first and secured the two-goal win. Darien got out to a hot start as they led 3-1 at the end of the first. Early in the second St. Anthony’s started to find their footing. St. Anthony’s went on a four-goal to end the half with the 5-4 lead. It was a back-and-forth third quarter as things were tied at 7 heading into the fourth. Again, it was a back-and-forth quarter until St. Anthony’s scored two straight at the end to secure the 11-9 win over Darien. St. Anthony’s senior midfielder and Michigan commit Jake Bonomi scored five goals in the game to lead the way. Bonomi had 10 goals combined in the two games. 

Ward Melville (N.Y.) 10, Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 3

After getting out to an early 3-1 lead in the first Ward Melville absolutely dominated, handing Seton Hall Prep their first loss of the season. Seton Hall Prep was able to get a few things going late in the second but Ward Melville still held a 7-3 lead at the half. In the second half Ward Melville continued their dominance as they secured the 10-3 victory. Senior faceoff man/midfielder and Syracuse commit Brandon Aviles lit it up as he led Ward Melville with 5 goals and 1 assist. 

 

Haveford (Pa.) 11, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) 8

It was a very hard fought game as Lincoln-Sudbury’s second half comeback just fell short and Haveford came away victorious. Haveford started off this one very strong, getting out to a 3-1 first quarter lead and then held a 6-2 lead at the half. Haveford held a 10-4 lead heading into the fourth, but Lincoln-Sudbury would soon wake up. Lincoln-Sudbury put together an impressive run in the fourth but would fall short of a complete comeback as Haveford walked away with their second win of the weekend. Haveford 2019 midfielder and Virginia commit Peter Garno had fantastic game as he led the way in the win. 

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