ALAPOCAS – St. Elizabeth took an early lead and was never in trouble in a 15-2 win in nonconference boys lacrosse April 12 at Alapocas Run State Park. It was the Vikings’ third win in a row.
Ben Fahey scored three of his six goals in the first quarter as St. Elizabeth finished the stanza with a 5-1 lead. The senior attacker accounted for the first two goals of the second quarter, the first on a wraparound and the other from about 20 yards out, as the lead grew to six. About a minute after the second Fahey tally of the quarter, Delcastle found itself with a man-up situation, and Jeffrey Cloud beat St. Elizabeth goalie Kaleem Bey high, but that would be the last Cougars shot to find the net.
The Vikings were getting to the majority of the loose balls, and that persistence paid off with numerous offensive opportunities. Before halftime, St. Elizabeth would score three more, taking a 9-2 advantage into the break.
The game would settle down in the third quarter, with both teams picking up a few chances, but the goaltending was up to the task. Bey was particularly effective in net, stopping three quality Cougars chances. He finished with 10 saves on the afternoon. Kellen Sweeney scored the only goal of the third, wandering in front of the Delcastle goalie after holding the ball for approximately 30 seconds and beating him shortly before the horn sounded.
Sweeney finished with three goals for the Vikings, as did Kevin Marchioni. Dillon Chipman added a pair, and Vincent Corbino had the other one. Fahey and Corbino each had four assists. St. Elizabeth (5-3), which has won five of six, will have to wait a while before trying to extend the win streak to four matches. The Vikings next play April 27 at 3:45 p.m. at Sanford.
For the Cougars, Nicholas LaPolambara had the other goal. Delcastle fell to 2-4 and is back in action April 25 vs. McKean at Midway Softball Complex. Game time is 4 p.m.