Thursday, May 28, 2015

Boys' lacrosse: Shawnee beats Kingsway

Owen Demmerly scored four goals, including the 200th of his career, to lead Shawnee to an 11-4 victory over Kingsway in the state Group 3 boys lacrosse tournament on Tuesday.

Boys' lacrosse: Shawnee beats Kingsway

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Owen Demmerly scored four goals, including the 200th of his career, to lead Shawnee to an 11-4 victory over Kingsway in the state Group 3 boys lacrosse tournament on Tuesday.

Jake Dean and Kyle Borbi added two goals each for Shawnee (15-5), the No. 7 seed.

The Renegades, who have won 12 of 13 and six in a row, advanced to face second-seeded Ridgewood in the state quarterfinals on Thursday.

Ryan Davidson scored two goals and had an assist and goalie Conor Beers made 12 saves for 10th-seeded Kingsway (15-6).

Demmerly is the first Shawnee player to score 200 goals. He reached the milestone early in the third quarter, and quickly added No. 201 to give the Renegades an 8-3 lead.

"It's an awesome feeling," Demmerly said of scoring 200 goals. "It's very exciting for me but I didn't want to focus on that and not keep track of the game. That was more important."

Kingsway broke to a 2-0 lead but Shawnee outscored the Dragons, 11-1, over the next 40 minutes of play.

Shawnee goalie Reece Tursi made seven saves.

"It was our best defensive performance of the season," Shawnee coach Tim Gushue said.

-- Phil Anastasia

 

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at panastasia@phillynews.com.

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