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LI Express topples FCA, 7-4, to win US Lacrosse U15 National Championship in Florida

Sunday, 29th July 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Youth, Posted 7/29/12

All-tournament pick Tyler Dunn scored three goals and Joe Licciardi scored twice and the second-seeded Long Island Express tallied the final three goals of the game to defeat Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), 7-4, today in the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships at Lake Buena Vista at the ESPN Complex.

FCA had tied the game, 4-4, when Grant Ament fed Aric Dupell with 9:32 to play in the final quarter.

But the Express went ahead for good as Paul Dilena scored unassisted at 8:01 and then Dunn fought off some checks and score to put the Express up 6-4 at 5:18 before sealing it with an insurance goal with 3:15 to play.

Express goalies Gregg Meyers and Joe McGuigan were strong in the nets. For FCA, AJ Barretto and Colin Reder played strong.

The Express went ahead 1-0 early when Licciardi scored from Joe Froccarno at 9:20 of the first quarter. Dunn took a pass from Paul Dilena and scored from the crease to make it 2-0.
Zach Drake fed Henry Grass (Bronxville) for FCA’s first goal to make it 2-1. Then, longpole Parke Schweiter scooped an Express turnover and went coast to coast to tie the game for FCA with 9:33 to play in the second quarter.

After Meyers made a nice save of an Ament drive, James Thomas put the Express ahead, 3-2, with 1:17 to play in the half. Then, after a failed clear by FCA, the Express converted an extra-man goal as Licciardi scored from Brendan Quinn at 46.1.

In the third quarter, Grass made it 4-3 with 3:58 left in the third quarter.

All-Tourney team
Timmy Kelly, Attack, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Stephen Chase, Attack, Team Florida
Henry Grass, Attack, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Tyler Dunn, Attack, Long Island Express
John Daniggelis, Midfield, Long Island Express
Joe Licciardi, Midfield, Long Island Express

Chris Brady, Midfield, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Arend Broekmate, Defense, Nor Cal Talon
Jack Goettelmann, Defense, Long Island Express
John Tornabene, Defense, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Joe McGuigan, Goalie, Long Island Express
Gregg Meyers, Goalie, Long Island Express


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