PHOTOS: Southern Downs Howell to Advance to South Group 4 Boys Lacrosse Final
Senior attackman Ryan Sininksy scored three goals and added two assists and senior goalie Tyler Sininsky made 14 saves to send defending champion Southern Regional back to the South Group 4 title game by defeating the Howell in a semifinal game on Wednesday afternoon.
Senior midfielder Jake Washco also scored three goals and added one assist while junior attackman Hayden Lucas delivered two goals and two assists. Junior midfielder Joey DeYoung tallied two goals and one assist and senior midfielder Zach Washco also scored twice. Senior FOGO Kurt Falk won 12 of 20 at the face-off X.
Southern, which is the No. 1 seed in the bracket and ranked No. 5 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10, opened a 4-0 lead after the first quarter and led 7-2 at halftime. An even third quarter made it 9-4 heading into the final 12 minutes where Southern scored three unanswered goals to put the finishing touches on a convincing victory.
Howell senior goalie Colin Fay was outstanding with a career-high 24 saves. Senior attackman Vincent Burns scored twice and senior midfielders Tyler Burns and Doug MacKenzie had one goal each for the Rebels, who were seeded fifth in the tournament and ranked No. 7 in the SSN Top 10.
Southern will host Lenape in the sectional title game on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Southern Regional vs. Howell - South Group 4 Semifinals