Boys Lacrosse NJSIAA State Finals Scoreboard
Group 2 Final
At Shore Regional HS
Summit 9, Rumson-Fair Haven 1
The Bulldogs played well defensively and received a great performance in goal by senior Sean Bunnell, but Summit broke the game open in the second half and suffocated Rumson with its defense to win the Group 2 state championship.
The game was scoreless after the first quarter thanks in large part to Bunnell's five saves but Summit broke through with a pair of goals just after the midway point of the second quarter and added another late to take a 3-0 halftime lead. The Hilltoppers scored once in the third quarter before tallying five times in the fourth quarter. Tom Fischetti led Summit with three goals while Greg Moller and Nick Thomson scored twice and Skyler Schulter had one goal and two assists.
Summit's zone defense stifled Rumson, and when the Bulldogs did get a quality opportunity Will Vitton (nine saves) was there to make the stop.
Sophomore midfielder Kiel Forlenza scored Rumson's lone goal, a behind-the-back strike off a pass from senior attackman Wyatt Feinberg. Bunnell had 10 saves at halftime and finished with 14 saves.
Group 1 Final
At Livingston HS
Mountain Lakes 16, Manasquan 7
The Warriors fell behind early and never recovered as the Lakers poured it on to take home the Group 1 state title.
The combination of Mike Cabana and Trevor Glavin put on a show to lead the way as Cabana scored six goals and Glavin dished out a whopping nine assists. Matt Palazzi gave Mountain Lakes a decided edge at face-off X to contribute to the fast start and also scored two goals.
Freshman attackman Casey Mulligan led Manasquan with three goals and senior midfielder James Mele scored twice. Junior attackman Canyon Birch and senior midfielder Evan Hilla had one goal each, junior attackman Ryan Anderson had three assists and junior goalie Mike LaPoint made eight saves.
Mountain Lakes jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 90 seconds and added another at 7:36 to lead 3-0. Manasquan came back on a pair of goals by Mele, both of which were set up by Anderson, to make it 3-2 with 2:32 left in the first quarter. The Lakers, however, would score three times in the final 1:12 of the quarter to open a 6-2 lead and never look back.