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Both Sparta High School Lacrosse Teams Win Big

May 8, 2014 at 10:42 PM

SPARTA, NJ - The boys lacrosse team from Sparta High School beat Wallkill Valley by a resounding 20-1 in the first round of the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex Tournament. Cole Zugelder led the way with four goals and an assist.  

Jake Freedman and Andrew Smith each had three goals and John Puszcz had two.  There were additional goals from Jack Bushey, Zack Eberding, Lucas Faria, Skyler Francisco, Erik Lanyi, Owen Mead, Tyler Mead and Connor Sheridan.

Nick Clayton contributed with seven ground balls, Puszcz had six and Eric Reinhard had four.

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Goalie Reagan Penner stopped four shots.  Penner shared the net with Dan Smith who made two saves. 

Playing at home, this brings the Spartans' record to 7-7.  They travel to Hunterdon Central on May 15 for a 6 p.m. game.

On Wednesday, the Sparta High School girls lacrosse team beat North Warren, 19-3, at home in the first round of the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex tournament.  Julia Silvestri was impressive with six goals, an assist and a ground ball. Julia Corrice and Beth McGraw each scored three.  Alex Curran, Mackenzie Maguire and Taryn Penna contributed two and Julianna McGuire had one. 

Sparta goalie Bridget DenBoer saw nine shots, saving six for the victory. The Sparta girls' lacrosse record is 8-6.  They will face Villa Walsh on May 12.

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