Dayton JV Lacrosse: Gets First Win Against Wardlaw, 1-2 on Season

Dayton's JV Lacrosse team Credits: Chip Dickson
Gavin Dzikowski Credits: Michael Dzikowski
Jovanni Salcfas Credits: Michael Dzikowski
Adam Weinstein Credits: Michael Dzikowski
Michael Kanarek Credits: Michael Dzikowski
Nick Stampoulos Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After a 7-0 loss opening day loss to Summit, the Dayton Laxer’s travelled to Ramapo this past Saturday to face yet another tough and experience program . Down 2-0 in the 1st quarter, Jack Pleva found Adam Weinstein in front of the net to bring the Bulldogs closer at 2-1. Outstanding goaltending by freshman Nick Stampolous kept the the Bulldogs close as the first quarter ended 3-1. However, Ramapo was too much in the end as Dayton’s only other goal came late in the fourth on a pass from Michael Kanarek to Rob Spagnola made the final score 7-2. On the bright side, it was a much better showing for the boys from Dayton as they in there first full year of JV Lacrosse with a team comprised mostly of freshman.

With little time to rest, Dayton (0-2) would host Wardlaw (4-1)  and continue their improved play. Jumping on the visitors from the start, Kanarek would would score two minutes into the game on a beautiful unassisted goal.  Kanerak would then continue to add to his point total, as he found Weinstein again in front of the net for a 2-0 lead. Sophomore and first year player Jovanni Salcfas would then take over on his way to a five point day, as he found Weinstein again on the crease for his second goal to put the Bulldogs up 3-0. Salcfas would then score unassisted to make it 4-0 in what seemed to be a rout.  But Wardlaw would not go away as they scored two quick goals to cut the margin to 4-2.  Salcfas would again score unassisted to extend the lead to 5-2 and a unassisted goal with 20 seconds left in the by Spagnola bring the halftime score to to 6-3.
It was a sloppy start to the second half by both teams until Salcfas once again found Spagnola to bring the score to 7-3. Wardlaw would answer with a goal to enter the 4th quarter down 7-4. Exceptional goaltending once again by Stampolous and a hard hitting defense lead by defensemen Anthony Apicella, AC Corigliano, Kyle Guerreiro, Chris Katz, Cole Kebea, Daniel Munoz, and Pleva held Wardlaw scoreless until one minute 20 second mark when they would score a goal to bring them within two. Offensive player of the day Salcfas would answer and finish his five point day with an assist to Spagnola for the chip shot and final score of 8-6. 
The Boys travel to Scotch Plains High School (667 Westfield Rd) on Thursday April 19th for a 4:00 p.m. game. 
Season Stats (1-2)
      Groundballs   Shots   Points(G&Ass)  
  Spagnola    4   15   4  
   Choi   1   0   0  
  Kanarek   9   3   3  
  Ares   3   0   0  
  Greeman   2   0   0  
  Sickinger   1   0   0  
  Katz   2   0   0  
  Salcfas   7   6   5  
  Corigliano   4   0   0  
  Guerreiro   1   0   0  
  Apicella   9   1   0  
  Dzikowski   4   3   0  
  Pleva   10   0   1  
  Weinstein   0   4   3  
  Berkowitz   0   2   0  
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