Pope John lacrosse loses to New Providence in tight game

Loses 7-6, VanDyke tallies three goals

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  • New Providence Pioneer Jon Ebert and Pope John XXIII Lion Davis Stoner collide. New Providence beat Pope John XXIII on their home turf in high school boys varsity lacrosse on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The final score was 7-6. The game was played at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, New Jersey.




  • New Providence Pioneer James Burke and Pope John XXIII Lion Jordan LeFrois clash. New Providence beat Pope John XXIII on their home turf in high school boys varsity lacrosse on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The final score was 7-6. The game was played at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, New Jersey.




  • Lacrosse fans watch the game. New Providence beat Pope John XXIII on their home turf in high school boys varsity lacrosse on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The final score was 7-6. The game was played at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, New Jersey.




  • Lacrosse players scramble for the ball. New Providence beat Pope John XXIII on their home turf in high school boys varsity lacrosse on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The final score was 7-6. The game was played at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, New Jersey.



Goals: NP — Jack Harvey 4, Jon Ebert 2, James Burke; PJ — Billy Van Dyke 3, Sean Ferguson, Ed May Davis Stoner
Assists: NP — Burke 2, Ebert 2, Harvey, Mike Palmieri; PJ — Stoner 3, Ferguson, Van Dyke
Saves: NP — Garrett Pope 10; PJ — Andrew Frye 21
Team records: New Providence 3-0-0, Pope John 0-2-0.

BY GEORGE HUNTER
SPARTA — New Providence beat Pope John XXIII on their home turf in high school boy’s varsity lacrosse on Saturday, March 29.

The final score was 7-6. The game was played at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, New Jersey. Pope John XXIII Lions also lost its season opener by one point against Montville High School on Wednesday, March 26.

New Providence's Jack Harvey tied the game on an unassisted goal with less than eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. Harvey also scored with 3:02 left in the fourth to give New Providence the edge for a victory. He tallied four goals and one assist.

Billy VanDyke led Pope John with three goals and one assist.

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