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Boys lax: Avon Grove, Shanahan reach state quarterfinals; Downingtown East ousted

(1-3) Avon Grove 11, (12-2) St. Joseph’s Prep 1 – Zach Augustine, Nick Chastain, Jake Smith and Joey Borcky had two goals apiece and combined for four assists for the quick-starting Red Devils, who were never challenged after grabbing an 8-1 halftime lead en route to victory in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs Tuesday. 
Avon Grove, which got 13 of 17 faceoff proficiency from Nate Hammond and a combined six saves from goalies Andrew Spencer and Zac Hanway, faces (1-2) Conestoga in the state quarterfinals Saturday (TBA).
Avon Grove     3-5-2-1– 11
St. Joe’s Prep  1-0-0-0-  1
Avon Grove
Zach Augustine 2g 1a
Nick Chastain 2g 1a
Jake Smith 2g
Scooter Whiteside 1g 2a
Jason Lengel 1g
Joey Borcky 2g 1a
Jackson Muller 1g
Colby Riddell 1a
Mike Russo 1a
Nate Hammond 13 of 17 Faceoffs
Andrew Spencer 5 saves
Zac Hanway 1 save
St Joe’s Prep
Ortlib 1g
 
(12-1) La Salle 9, (1-5) Downingtown East 2 – The Cougars suffered the season-ending loss at the hands of the District 12 champion Explorers in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs.
La Salle
Clibanoff 10 saves
Giuliani 10/12 face offs
Taylor 1g, 3a
Matt Clibanoff 1g, 1a
Meagher 1g
Pinto 1g
LaMond 2g
Mockaitis 3g
Foster 1a
 
(1-1) Bishop Shanahan 18, (3-5) South Western 4 – Bryan Rafferty, Gabe Goforth and Connor Heisman had four goals each with a combined four assists as the District 1 champion Eagles cruised to victory in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs.
Shanahan draws (11-1) Allentown Central Catholic Saturday in the state quarterfinals.
Shanahan          3-4-6-5 – 18
South Western   1-2-1-0 – 4
Shanahan
Bathon 1G
Rafferty 4G’s 2A’s
K. Gucwa 2G’s 3A’s
Tagliaferri 2G’s
Goforth 4G’s
Heisman 4G’s 2A’s
Ford 1A
Kingsbury 1A
Riccardo 1A
J. Lynch 1G
Pezone 6 saves
Kingsbury 16/26 FO’s
South Western
Quinn 3G’s
Wolfe 1G
Slater 1A
Bollinger 2A’s
Race 14 saves
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