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New York Class A state championship: West Islip tops Ithaca, 12-7, for fifth crown in seven years

Saturday, 9th June 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High school, Posted 6/9/12

Nick Aponte collected three goals and four assists and Tom Moore added three goals and an assist to help West Islip topple Ithaca, 12-7, today for its fifth Class A boys’ lacrosse championship in seven years at Middletown High.

The Lions (21-1) also won the title in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Goalie Jack Kelly was named Defensive Player of the Game with 14 saves for West Islip.

Ithaca seized a 2-0 lead in the first quarter and it was Kelly’s superb play that helped the Lions stay alive. Finally, the offense came to life in the second quarter when Brendan Smith, Aponte, Jon Reese and DeLuca scored to put them up, 4-2.

West Islip then exploded for six goals in the third quarter to take a 10-5 lead.

Ithaca, which lost in the Class A title game in overtime a year ago to Farmingdale, finished at 18-2.

West Islip 12, Ithaca 7

Ithaca 2-1-2-2 – 7
West Islip 0-4-6-2- 12

West Islip:
Anthony Deluca 3g, 2a
Nick Aponte 3g, 4a
Tom Moore 3g, 1a
Brendan Smith 1g
Ryan Wieczorek 1g, 2a
Jon Reese 1g, 1a
Anthony Santo 1a
Jack Kelly 14 saves



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