Boys Lacrosse NJSIAA State Championship Games Scoreboard
Bridgewater-Raritan 8, Southern 6
The Rams held a two-goal lead in the third quarter and were tied with seven minutes left in the game, but the Panthers tallied the final four goals of the game to surge ahead and claim their seventh state title.
Alex Delierre scored the go-ahead goal for Bridgewater (17-3) with 5:29 left in regulation and Tom Tremarco added an insurance goal with 2:10 on the clock.
Southern, which won its fourth sectional title in program history last Saturday when it defeated Lenape, 7-4, was trying to win its first state title. Senior attackman Ryan Sininsky had a remarkable game with three goals and one assist. Senior attackman Jack Kolbe scored twice and senior midfielder Zach Wascho scored once. Senior goalie Tyler Sininsky made 10 saves.
Delierre, Tremarco, and Colin Kurdyla each scored twice for Bridgewater and Brady Kurdyla and Daine Kostes had one goal apiece. Kurdyla, a senior midfielder who is committed to Rutgers, had a game-high five points with two goals and three assists. Will Kasica made six saves in goal.
Bridgewater-Raritan will likely receive the No. 4 seed in the Tournament of Champions and play host to Group 3 champion Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the first round on Saturday.
Rumson-Fair Haven 9, Summit 5
Junior midfielder Cole Cashion tied the game 5-5 with a goal that beat the buzzer to end the third quarter and junior attackman Quinn Stankovits scored the go-ahead goal 34 seconds into the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs closed the game in brilliant fashion to take down the Hilltoppers and claim the Group 2 state championship.