La Salle tops Holy Ghost Prep to win Flyers Cup
PHILADELPHIA — Junior standout Andrew Romano scored twice, including the game-winner, as La Salle topped rival Holy Ghost Prep, 5-2, Monday in the Class AAA )lyHrV CuS finDl DW WKH Wells Fargo Center.
With the win, the Explorers claimed their third straight title.
The triumph did not come as easily as the three- goal cushion would suggest. The Firebird struck first, just 31 seconds after the game’s opening faceoff, on a goal by Robert Martin and again pulled even at 2- 2 on a goal by Michael Major before Romano broke the tie after using a Holy Ghost Prep defenseman as a screen and flashing a wrister past Firebirds goalie Payton Jones.
Romano helped put the game away, assisting on the fourth goal, by linemate hevin Charyszyn. The other member of the top line, Nick Master, also assisted on the vital insurance goal.
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La Salle, which will now play for the state title, also received tallies from Ryan Williams and Brendan Jaguay. Winning goalie Corbin Gustafson made 22 saves.
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