ad
ad ad
ad ad
VIDEO: Bergen Catholic starts fast, holds off Seton Hall Prep
Written by - Saturday, May 28 2016  

A six-goal spurt late in the first quarter gave Bergen Catholic a big lead in its boys' lacrosse state semifinal against Seton Hall prep. The Crusaders needed all of those goals, as they held off a furious late rally to pull out a 14-12 win.

With the win, second-seeded Bergen Catholic advances to the Non-Public A state finals against top seed Delbarton.

It looked like an easy win for the Crusaders when they built a 7-2 lead after one quarter and stretched it to 12-5 heading to the fourth. Seton Hall scored seven times in that final quarter, cutting the deficit to two with 1:34 to play. But Bergen Catholic won the next face-off and was able to run out the clock.

Dwayne Mattushik keyed the first-quarter surge, contributing three goals and one assist, all in the opening period. Shane Fable scored three times and had two assists for the Crusaders, and Trevor Weingarten also notched a hat trick.

Alex Borg scored twice for Bergen Catholic. A.J. Anderson and D.J. Kelly had a goal and an assist apiece, while Jeremy Magno also scored.

Crusaders goalie Matt DiScola made 14 saves.

Seton Hall, the third seed, got a five-goal effort from Griffin Westlin. Brian Tevlin and Jack Rutter notched two goals and one assist apiece.

Sean Leahey had a goal and two assists, while Jack Gorelick and Michael Mughetto also scored. Colin Kirst made 12 saves for the Pirates.

Seton Hall's season ends with a 15-5 record.

Bergen Catholic is now 15-6.

For sports video highlights of this New Jersey high school boys' lacrosse state tournament game, click play in the box at left.





Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Recent Sports News

VIDEO: Ridgewood scores five in fourth to take down Bergen Catholic

News image

A Ridgewood team badly in need of a win broke out in the fourth quarter to post a 9-4 triumph over Bergen Catholic. The Maroons broke up a tie game by scoring five times in the final period to snap a three-game boys' lacrosse losing skid. Ridgewood had four goals in ...

Read more

VIDEO: Fair Lawn stays unbeaten with win over DePaul

News image

Fair Lawn continued a strong start to the girls' lacrosse season with a home victory against DePaul. The Cutters were in control throughout the game as they won their fifth straight, a 12-4 triumph. Tori Elia led the way on offense for Fair Lawn, scoring four goals. Ariel Harari, Danielle ...

Read more

VIDEO: Bergen Catholic dominates Don Bosco Prep

News image

Bergen Catholic has had the better of its boys' lacrosse rivalry with Don Bosco Prep over the past few years. But in the latest installment, the Crusaders put forward a truly dominant performance. The Crusaders scored nine goals in the second quarter to take a 13-0 halftime lead, en route to ...

Read more

VIDEO: Ridgewood's rocket start takes down Northern Highlands

News image

Ridgewood made quite a start in its boys' lacrosse season opener, scoring eight times in the first 19 minutes. The goals dried up for the Maroons the rest of the way, but the big early lead proved more than enough in a 10-6 win over Northern Highlands. Quin Peene scored four ...

Read more

VIDEO: Summit strikes in overtime, defeats Ridgewood in TOC final

News image

The final of the girls' lacrosse Tournament of Champions lived up to everyone's expectations. But only one team could walk off the field happy, and with a goal early in the second overtime, it was Summit that earned the title. Callie Humphrey scored 18 seconds into the the second extra period ...

Read more

VIDEO: Delbarton back on top, bests Bergen Catholic in final

News image

A first-quarter explosion made it clear that the Delbarton boys' lacrosse team wasn't going to lose in the state final for the second year in a row. The Green Wave scored six times in that opening period and went on to avenge last year's defeat to Bergen Catholic, 15-5. Rory Madigan ...

Read more

Access our story archives:

Select a month:

Select a year:

Select a sport: