LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 3/16/12
Eric Talbot scored four goals and Cody Petillo scored the game-winner with about five minutes to play as Sachem North opened its season in style tonight by defeating host Archbishop Spalding (Md.) in Severn.
Shawn Murphy and Kyle Rhatigan each had two goals and one assist for the Flaming Arrows, who rallied from a 7-6 fourth-period deficit after leading most of the game.
Brendan Schade made 13 saves for Sachem North and Jack Gannon had two assists while Rhatigan had the game-tying goal. The Sachem North defense played a key role by killing off a non-releasable 2-minute man-down situation in the fourth period.
“The whole defense played very well,” said Flaming Arrows coach Jay Mauro. “We didn’t give up a goal when we were two men down at the end of the third period or when we were down one man on the non-releasable situation.”
Sachem North 9, Archbishop Spalding 7
SN: Eric Talbot 4G, Shawn Murphy 2G, 1A, Kyle Rhatigan 2G, 1A, Cody Petillo 1G, 2A, Jack Gannon 2A.
Brendan Schade 13 saves
Archbishop Spalding – Will Hirschmann 3G, 3A, Junes 1G, Gableman 1G, Cooper 1G, Anlay 1G, Greenfield 1A
Buss 14 saves
North Babylon 15, Half Hollow Hills West 14, OT
Eric Marzocca scored the game-winner to win it for North Babylon in a non-league opener.
Connor Slaine and Matt Beccaris led North Babylon with five goals and one assist each. Andrew McAlpile (four goals, one assist) sent the game into OT for Hills West late in regulation.
West Hempstead 7, Glen Cove 3
Daniel Njoku and Danny Sheeler each scored three goals for West Hempstead in the non-league opener.