Plenty of hardware was up for grabs in boys lacrosse on Saturday and JSZ has highlights from three sectional championship games from all around the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights!
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 10 Chatham 9 | 2 OT North Group 3 Final
Scotch Plains-Fanwood claimed their first North, Group 3 Championship with a 10-9 double overtime win over Chatham. SPF with a two goal lead in final minute of regulation saw the game tied in the final 38 seconds. The second overtime period would be stopped for about an hour due to a weather delay. Senior Matt Power sank his second goal of the game to deliver the Raider’s their first Sectional Title in program history as Mikey Kloepfer finished with 4 goals and an assist. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction:
Thank you to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Rahway) for sponsoring our Scotch Plains-Fanwood coverage.
Thank you to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center for sponsoring our Chatham coverage.
Summit 10 West Essex 6 | North Group 2 Final
The Hilltoppers rode great goaltending and a standout performance from their star senior to the programs fifth consecutive sectional title. Dylan Sebastian tied a career-high with four goals, along with three assists, to pace the offense. Summit (16-2) also got a 14-save day from their goalie, Will Kein. West Essex (18-3), playing in its first ever sectional title game, was led by Jack Massotto and his four points. Summit will now prepare to face Rumson-Fair Haven in the Group 2 state championship next week – it’s a rematch of last year’s final won by Summit, 9-6.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Tatlock Field in Summit.
Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is brought to you by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.
Southern 7 Lenape 4 | SJ Group 4 Final
The top-seeded Rams pulled away late in a tightly contested title game to bring home a second-straight sectional crown. Merrimack commit Jack Kolbe and Eastern commit Zack Washco each finished with two goals and an assist in the win for Southern (16-3). Luke Birney netted a pair of goals in the loss for Lenape (9-9). Southern will face North champion Bridgewater-Raritan for the Group 4 state title next week.
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction:
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