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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Defeats Gov. Livingston, 13-5, in BLAX

The Alternative Press Staff

Sunday, April 27, 2014 • 5:43pm

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Christian Gordon scored six goals and had two assists in Scotch Plains-Fanwood's 13-5 boys lacrosse victory over Gov. Livingston.

Playing head to head, Gov. Livingston evened the score with a goal by Brian Hutton with 3:21 left in the first. Scotch Plains woke up with a four-goal run that put the Raiders in control for the rest of the game.  

"We started a little sluggish -- by the second quarter we got together and it was a nice win for us. We were sleeping at first and woke up," said Scotch Plains coach Nick Miceli.

When Scotch Plains settled in, they managed to keep the Highlanders' top offensive threats, Alex Lipkin and Brian Hutton without a goal in the second and third quarters. Their defense held tight and limited inside shots.  

Tom O'Sullivan led the Highlanders with seven ground balls and dodged through the Raiders defense with a goal to slice the deficit 8-4 in the third.   

The Raiders continued on the offensive to add five more goals to their tally.

"We came out a little sleepy. We picked it up and picked up a team win today," said Christian Gordon, Scotch Plains lead scorer.

Scotch Plains goalie Cole Weber who made 9 saves in the win hasn't missed a beat since completing treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. "We are doing well, I had personal road bumps," said Weber. "The team is doing great and everyone is stepping up. The defense is a huge help to me. I would be nothing without my defense."
 
Box Score:
Gov. Livingston - Alex Lipnick 2 goals, 1 assist; Brian Hutton 2 goals; Tom O'Sullivan 1 goal; Matt Rothfeld 1 assist. Goalie Peter Kransy 18 saves.
Scotch Plains - Christian Gordon 6 goals, 2 assists; Thomas Walker 2 goals, 1 assist; Kevin Kerby 3 asists; Kevin Choros 3 goals, 1 assist; Jack Gemly 2 goals, 1 assist.
Goalie Cole Weber 9 saves. 
 
Gov. Livingston hosts DePaul at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at their Senior Night Game.

Scotch Plains hosts St. Joseph Metuchen on Tuesday, April 29. 

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