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Yorktown Falls to Jersey Powerhouse

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Jamison Embury and Yorktown have a big showdown with John Jay-Cross River on Saturday, April 15. Credits: Rob DiAntonio
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BRIDGEWATER, N.J.— Yorktown’s boys lacrosse squad was in a battle at defending New Jersey Group 4 state champion Bridgewater-Raritan, cutting the host’s lead to one, 7-6, on a goal by Dom Cioffi (2G) in the third quarter.

The Panthers, however, closed the game out strong and defeated the Huskers 11-8 on April 8.

Justin Cavallo (1G, 1A) tied the game at 1-1 before the Panthers scored twice to go up 3-1 at the end of the opening quarter.

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Hunter Embury (2G) and Jamison Embury (2G, 1A) both tallied second-quarter goals but the Panthers still led 5-3 at halftime before Hunter Embury and Shane Dahlke scored in the third stanza to tie the game at 5-5.

Louis Ragusa (6 saves) and Anthony Altimari, who won eight of 10 faceoffs, also produced for the Huskers.

Yorktown registered a dominating effort in its 14-2 victory at Suffern on April 5.

“I thought the reason we played well against Suffern was due to our groundball dominance and transition game,” Yorktown’s Reese Andrews said. “We won almost every 50-50 groundball which generated both fast breaks and much-needed possessions.”

Andrews, a first-year sophomore attackman, led the Huskers in goals with three for his first career hat trick on the varsity, in addition to recording an assist, thanks to a great effort from his teammates.

“Not one of my goals was a one-person effort,” Andrews said. “They all came from dodges and feeds from my teammates. We moved the ball really well and that allowed me to get some feeds inside. Brett Makar also made a great play in transition and assisted me on the crease.”

Makar, a senior captain, said Andrews is a young guy who has been competing day in and day out in practice, building confidence and sharpening his skills as the season progresses.

“He loves the game and is a hardworking guy on our team,” Makar said. “I’m glad to see his work in practice translate over to his play over the last couple of games.”

Yorktown’s effort against Suffern was truly a team one offensively as numerous Huskers (2-2) put up at least a point.

Making up that team effort along with Andrews were Cavallo (2G, 1A), Kyle Casey (1G, 2A), Jamison Embury (1G, 2A), Altimari (2G), Hunter Embury (2G), Tyler Cunnington (1G), Steven Veteri (1G), Brendan Williams (1G), Michael Broder (1A) and Makar (1A).

“Our offense clicked very well yesterday,” Andrews said. “We moved the ball very well and created openings in the defense so we could push towards the goal. Our defense dominated and gave us multiple long possessions. We played our game and maintained control.”

The Husker defense was also a team effort.

“Our entire defense stood out, to be honest,” Andrews said. “In their one-on-one matchups, they rarely got beat. Whenever Suffern pushed to the goal, we slid well and played great help defense. The defense played very sound.”

Giovanni Santini (5 saves), Ragusa (2 saves) and Daniel O’Meara (1 save) also each played well in goal and do a great job in working in tandem with the defense in front of them.

“Louis, Dan and Gio are all great goalies, respectively, as they all are starting to come into their own and play some of their best lacrosse,” Makar said. “They are serious competitors and vocal leaders in the defensive huddle and a huge part of our defense as we try to build on our chemistry every day in practice, making it that much easier for us defensemen with their communication and ability to save shots. It’s definitely nice to have those guys behind you.”

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