Summit High Boys Lacrosse Delivers Comprehensive Performance, Dominates West Morris Central, 11-1

Jameson Waldron moves upfield after yet another Hilltopper ground ball win in Summit's 11-1 victory over West Morris Central. Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - One knows a lacrosse team has played well when they dispatch a solid opponent with relative ease and even a bit of panache.

Such was the case at Investors Bank Field when, on a prototypical spring afternoon, The Maroon and White delivered a team-wide performance of equal stature, systematically dismantling West Morris Central, 11-1. The Wolfpack, despite their record, are a quality team, having recently lost a tough, one-goal game at Seton Hall Prep and previously giving Westfield all they could handle.

Most coaches enjoy discussing the need to win 'phases' and 'segments' of a game, and even though the Hilltopper Head Coach Jim Davidson is not one to wax poetic, the Hall of Famer had to be pleased that his boys won every virtually every phase, segment and nuance of this encounter handily.

Sign Up for E-News

Summit directed 41 shots at target to the Wolfpack's seven and claimed the ground ball battle, 36-18. Attack Harry Kilkowski -- with four goals -- and senor captain Corey McManus -- with a hat trick -- accounted for seven of the Summit scores, and junior goalie Will Vitton came within minutes of a shutout and was credited with three saves.

In what is becoming a consistent theme, Summit again displayed a successful alchemy of Yeoman's work at 'The X' from Sam Zanelli and Joe Persche, tenacious and voracious defense and ground ball play, and methodical offensive execution, all of which combined to create lopsided performance metrics and results.

In a first quarter that had the Hilltoppers owning the ball for about 90 percent of the 12 minutes, Summit built a 3-0 lead through goals from McManus, Kilkowski, and a missile from sophomore Greg Moller.

The second quarter was more of the same but, in perhaps the only constructive criticism one could direct at the home team on this day, the Hilltoppers did not finish their chances or the score would have ballooned way beyond the 4-0 mark it stood at when the teams went to halftime. McManus' second, assisted by Fowler, was the lone tally by either team in the frame.

The twine was bulging on a more regular basis in the third quarter, as Jack Johnson made a sweet pass to McManus on the crease for his Hat Trick, Eamon McTernan scored off a feed from Moller, and Johnson set-up Kilkowski.

The sweetest score, from the home supporters' perspective, was the quarter's last goal at the 3:59 mark when -- immediately after Kilkowski's score made it 7-0 -- defender Jameson Waldron stampeded off the wing on the ensuing face-off, picked up the loose ball and wheeled into the Wolfpack zone.

His 'long pole' carrying the ball aloft, Waldron powered his way into the middle of the field and then cranked the ball past West Morris goalie Nick Dondarski setting of an extra loud sideline celebration.

Up 8-0, the Hilltoppers slotted three more goals in the final quarter. Jackson Tyler launched a howitzer up high, followed by a pair of Kilkowski scores. Jack Dipietro had the lone Wolfpack goal.

"We did a good job, especially through our wing play and our defenders, on ground balls today," said Davidson. "We probably could have gotten even more out of the possession we had, but we have to be sharper on our finishing."

Summit, now 7-1 on the season, will take on West Essex April 20 at Investors Bank Field. Face-off is set for 4:30 p.m.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Tue, March 20, 1:30 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Age 3-K: Programs with Mrs. Wheeless

Arts & Entertainment Education


Wed, March 21, 7:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Networking and Interviewing 'IQ' Workshop

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Other

Thu, March 22, 12:00 PM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

FREE Tax Assistance

Community Calendar

Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

01/02/2018 7:36 pm ...

Summit Police Blotter

March 12, 2018

3/3 - Daniel T. Lipkin, 20, of Millington was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage under legal age. Mr. Lipkin was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/3 - Taurino Alday-Benitez, 28, of Summit was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. Alday-Benitez was processed and released with ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Talks Bond Surrogate Bargains

March 20, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on BNN / Bloomberg on finding investment opportunities among bond surrogates:

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management ...

Summit Area YMCA's Next LIVESTRONG Program Session Begins Mar. 20

A new spring session for The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, a 12-week cancer recovery program, will begin at the Berkeley Heights YMCA on March 20. The program is a research-based physical and wellness program in which certified Summit Area YMCA trainers work with participants to achieve their goals. LIVESTRONG  at the YMCA helps cancer survivors who find themselves in the ...

Profit from Recent Volatility with Stock Market Bargains

Markets retreated in February, the worst down month in two years. A record surge in volatility caused several ETFs designed as leveraged bets on low volatility to plunge, with at least one being forced to liquidate and hand its investors a near total loss.

The Causes of February’s Market Retreat

The initial catalyst for the sell off was inflation. The January jobs report showed ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Coffee, Tea or Fleas?

Two ducks are on a flight to Miami.  The first duck says to the second, “you flying south for the winter?”  The second duck replies, “Oh wow, a talking emotional support duck!”


Pa rum pum.


There have been a lot of news stories lately about animals traveling on airplanes.  Some are humorous, like the woman who recently tried to bring ...

Learn a Language @ Your Library

Anyone can learn a language at the Summit Free Public Library!

Did you know that the Summit Library has a subscription to Muzzy Club? Funded by a grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Muzzy Club is an online resource that allows Summit Library cardholders of all ages to learn a new language. Languages in Muzzy Club include British and American English, Spanish, ...