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Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Loses in OT

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Credits: Jim Dixon
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Credits: Jim Dixon
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MENDHAM, NJ - The Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team dropped one Saturday to Mendham in a contest that began with low scoring from both sides.

By the end of the first two periods, the score card looked more like the box score of a soccer game than a lacrosse game. The teams went into the half tied at 1-1.

It was not until the thirdrd quarter that goals began to happen when Mendham scored four and Roxbury scored two. However, the offensive action subsided in the fourth quarter.

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Although the final frame did not see much scoring, it was hardly boring as Roxbury's Dave Biank scored the game-tying goal with three seconds left on the clock to send the game into sudden-death overtime.

Roxbury had an opportunity to win the game, but the all-important shot wound up finding the goalie's basket chest high. Mendham took possession while the Roxbury defense frantically tried to fend off the attack. It was to no avail; Mendham won 6-5

Stats: Dave Biank: two goals; Matt Dances: two goals; Paul Shadel: one goal; Eric D'Arminio and Grant Dixon each had an assist. Goalie Brandon Maresca had six saves.

The Gaels, now 9-6, next play Monday against Governor Livingston at home.

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