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Boys’ lacrosse: Immaculata (N.J.) OTs St. Anthony’s in Team RWB benefit game

Sunday, 30th March 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, High school, Posted 3/29/14
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Chandler Vanderbeek scored his third goal with 2:05 left in overtime to lift host Immaculata to a stunning 11-10 come-from-behind victory over St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) today in a benefit game for Team Red, White and Blue.

Griffin Vanderbeek (2015, committed to Mount St.Mary’s) led Immaculata with four goals and one assist, while Connor Vanderbeek (2014, signed with High Point like twin brother Chandler) added two goals. Joe Riccadonna made 11 saves

Immaculata (2-0) – down 8-4 at halftime – rallied to send the game into OT by outscoring the Friars (0-2), 4-1, in the fourth quarter. John Madaras had the tying goal with under 2 minutes to play.

In OT, Chandler Vanderbeek dodged left and used open space to score the game-winner and cause a major celebration.

“I picked up a groundball and coach was yelling for me to get it back to the box,” said Vanderbeek. “I was thought he said take it to goal since it was so loud and I could not hear well.

“I dodged left and turned back to the right and saw the opportunity; no one was in front of me. I shot high and the next I knew the whole team was on me going crazy in a huge dogpile.”

Joe Licciardi had three goals and an assist for St. Anthony’s.

Vanderbeek said his team has the potential to challenge at the state level. This win will provide much confidence.

All proceeds from admission, concessions, and donations will go to the charity that works with American veterans. Team RWB’s “mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity

“We knew there would be a big crowd, and I am sure we would have had more if the weather had been better,” Vanderbeek said. “Still, there were a lot of people for that game in horrible weather

“People lined up the whole field and the bleachers. It was great playing for that cause and some people that had just come back from serving got pretty pumped up.”

Immaculata 11, St. Anthony’s 10, OT
St. Anthony’s 4-4-1-1-0 -10
Immaculata 3-1-2-4-1 – 11

St. Anthony’s
Joe Licciardi 3g 1a
JT Caputo 1g, 1a
Eamon Campbell 1g
Mike Laviano 1g
Ryan Bonomi 1g
Brendan Holmire 1g
Connor Byrne 1g
Greg Galligan 1g

Griffin Vanderbeek 4g, 1a
Connor Vanderbeek 2g
John Madaras 1g
Wyatt Agaisse 1g
Chandler Vanderbeek 3g
Joe Riccadonna 11 saves



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