By Jaclynkelli Kronemberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 5/22/14
Jack Tigh tallied four goals and one assist to boost Chaminade to a 13-6 CHSAA AAA Championship victory over St. Anthony’s today at Hofstra University.
The win gave Flyers head Coach Jack Moran his 500th win.
“Getting 500 wins feels great, but my wife and kids deserve all the credit,” he said.
“We came into the game with a lot of motivation,” said Tigh. “We knew we had to play them one more time and we knew we had to come out on top and win this one.
“Our offense came out hot, Isnardi made good saves and our defense played great. This feels great. I love all my juniors and seniors and this is a great way for the seniors to go out.”
The Flyers have won two straight titles and improved to 13-3. St. Anthony’s finished at 13-5.
Chaminade came out firing, taking a 4-2 first-period lead and a 10-5 edge after three periods. Sam Bonafede tallied three goals and one assist, Sean Cerrone tallied two goals and three assists and Matt Isnardi grabbed nine saves for Chaminade.
“This was our most complete game of the year,” said Moran, “This was 48 minutes of really good lacrosse.
“We told our kids you have to make St. Anthony’s earn every goal and don’t give them any easy ones because they are good enough to get seven or eight goals just because they can. We were fortunate enough to play great and we didn’t have our lull that we had in the other games.”
Jack Concannon grabbed 11 saves, Greg Galligan tallied two goals and Eamon Campbell tallied one goal and two assists for St. Anthony’s.
“We got outplayed,” said St. Anthony’s head coach Keith Wieczorek. “We played with energy and effort that whole first half but played very sloppy in the second half.
“We didn’t match their energy and effort in the second half. That is as clean and as crisp as I have seen them play all year. Hats off to them they were the better team tonight.”
Chaminade 13, St. Anthony’s 6
C: Jack Tigh 4G, 1A; Sam Bonafede 3G, 1A; Sean Cerrone 2G, 3A; Carney Mahon 1G, 2A; John Brennan 1G, 1A; Owen Rodgers 1G; Brendan K. Quinn 1G; James Roberts 1A
S: Greg Galligan 2G; Eamon Campbell 1G, 2A; Brendan Homire 1G; Joseph Licciardi 1G; Tom Laupus 1G; Michael Laviano 1A
Saves: Matt Isnardi (C) 9; Jack Concannon (S) 11; Daniel Costa (S) 1