SUMMIT, NJ - James Strabley had four goals and three assists, powering the Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team to a convincing 13-3 win over Lakeland. With the win, Summit advances to play Northern Highlands in the sectional final, May 24 at Investors Bank Field.
Strabley's Seven-Point Game Helps Summit Boys LAX Throttle Lakeland 13-3, Reach Sectional Finals
Summit surrendered the first goal of the game 90 seconds into the match, but roared back to score the next four. Connor Murphy, who notched a Hat Trick, took a feed from John Cordrey after defender James Tully had created a turnover.
Consecutive goals from Cordrey made it 3-1 Summit, the first coming unassisted and the second off a feed from Strabley. Murphy, also taking a pass from Strabley, closed out the first quarter scoring by making it 4-1.
After Lakeland scored to make it 4-2, Strabley scored two goals, each assisted by Cordrey. Halftime arrived with Summit leading 6-2.
The Hilltoppers owned the third quarter, outscoring Lakeland 5-0 in the frame to run the count to 11-2. Andrew Chase, Murphy, Riley Flynn, Chris Zanelli, and Strabley all were on target, with the score line finally catching up with -- and reflecting -- Summit's dominance.
Strabley and Zanelli each scored in the fourth, with each player serving as the provider on their teammate's goal. Sam Bebout had a relatively leisurely afternoon thanks, in large part, to Summit's possession dominance driven by Brian Hadley's work at "the X". Hadley won 14 out of 15 face-offs on the afternoon.