We’re going down from the final four teams in New Jersey to the last two left standing. JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage of both Tournament of Champions semifinals games from Wednesday. Find out who will meet in the TOC final set for Saturday! Enjoy all the highlights now with the JSZ All-Access Pass.
Summit 11 Mountain Lakes 8
Two years ago, Mountain Lakes defeated Summit to earn a spot in the TOC final. The Hilltoppers returned the favor back to the Lakers after an inspired second-half performance propelled Summit to a win. Summit led 7-6 at the halftime break and turned up the pressure on Mountain Lakes’ volatile offense, limiting them to only two goals after intermission. Jimmy Persche led Summit with four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in the win.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Summit:
Don Bosco Prep vs. Pingry
Don Bosco (17-0) defeated Pingry (15-2) 9-5 to advance to the Boys Lacrosse Tournament of Champions Final. Pingry would score the game’s first goal, but Marquette commit Connor Gorman on back to back goals would help Don Bosco take a 2-1 lead. Big Blue owned the second quarter, goalie Aidan Fassnacht allowed no scores as he’d finish the game with 18 saves and they would go ahead 3-2 at halftime. However, Bosco opened the third quarter with four unanswered goals from Connor Gorman and Mason Carfello to lead by three and controlled the game from there. Gorman finished with seven scores and broke the school’s single season goal record with 54. The Ironmen will take on Summit (18-0) in the Final.
JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: