05/16/2019 7:05 AM
St. Anthony's downed rival Chaminade on the strength of Brennan O'Neill's (34) seven-goal game.
Photo courtesy of Newsday's Joseph D. Sullivan. Photo gallery.
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What a way for Brennan O'Neill to cap his junior year.
The Team 91 2020 Crush attackman showed everyone why he's considered the top recruit in the class of 2020 and maybe all of high school lacrosse by burying an absurd seven goals and adding an assist as St. Anthony's knocked off rival Chaminade, 14-13, in a battle between two of the country's top five teams for the Long Island, Intersectional and state CHSAA Class AAA championships Wednesday.
Among that stat line was a fourth-quarter hat trick, including the game-tying goal with 4:16 to play.
“(Chaminade goalie) Liam (Entenmann) is one of the best keepers in the country and I knew I had to change things up a bit with my shot,” O'Neill told Newsday's Gregg Sarra. “So, I went low on the game-tying shot. I think our tough schedule prepared us for this game and this situation. Our guys were ready for the pressure and came up big.”
O'Neill showed off his full bag of tricks for the Friars, including a shot that ripped out the top corner and another behind-the-back tally.
Aidan Danenza ('20 Crush/Duke) had a goal and two assists for St. Anthony's, which won its 10th straight game after a loss to the Flyers in the regular season. Andrew McAdorey ('20 Crush) scored once and added an assist. Senior captain Greg Campisi ('19 Orange/Harvard) guided the defensive effort from his LSM spot.
Half Hollow Hills West 11, Eastport-South Manor 10: LSM Gerald Filardi ('19 Orange/Penn State) buried a feed from Christian Mulé ('19 Orange/Duke) for the go-ahead goal as part of Filardi's two-goal, two-assist day as Hills West edged ESM for its first playoff win in more than a decade. Mulé finished with a whopping three goals and three assists, enabling him to crack the 100-point mark for the second straight season. Justin Brown ('20 Crush/Michigan) scored once in the win. Mike Katz ('22 Smash) shouldered the scoring load for ESM, finishing with a goal and two assists, while LSM Ryan Huff ('19 Orange/Penn State) added two goals.
Islip 13, Glenn 11: Justin Tiernan ('19 Orange/Lehigh) capped his brilliant career with another four-goal, one-assist game for Glenn, which also got a five-goal day from Cory Capri, giving the uncommitted '20 Orange sniper 50 goals on the season.
Comsewogue 12, Kings Park 1: Christian Michaels ('19 White/UMBC) made 14 saves in his final game for Kings Park.
Kellenberg 10, St. John The Baptist 6: Connor Buschle ('19 White) scored once for St. John The Baptist.