Sam Lombardi, Lear Asplundh, Jack McKenna
The Boys Lacrosse team faced off against Valley Forge Military Academy for the second time this season on May 1st for senior night. The senior players included Nolan Curran and Matt Firth on attack, Ryan Stephens on midfield and taking faceoffs, and Matt Kilgariff, Sam Lombardi, and Mikey Summerson on defense.
The ceremony during half-time commemorated each of the seniors and detailed where they planned on going after high school. Nolan Curran and Sam Lombardi will both be attending the Smeal School of Business at Penn State University, Matt Firth will be attending the University of Maryland, Ryan Stephens will be attending Kutztown University, Mikey Summerson will be attending Liberty University, and Matt Kilgariff will be attending Johns Hopkins University.
The last meeting between New Hope and Valley Forge resulted in a 13-9 win for the Lions. The senior night game mirrored it almost exactly, resulting in a 13-10 win for New Hope. New Hope took an early lead as they tore through Valley Forge’s defense. The team was not able to throw anything at New Hope that they had not already prepared for The second half of the game became more competitive as the teams came within one point of each other; however, a penalty for an illegal hit took Valley Forge’s strongest shooter out of the game during the last quarter, which allowed New Hope to turn over the ball and score three more goals and widen the gap.
With a fairly even record this year, the lacrosse team is looking to finish out the year strong by winning their upcoming games against George School, Springfield, Neshaminy, and Church Farm.