HERSHEY, Pa. – La Salle defeated Conestoga, 7-3, in today’s PIAA boys’ lacrosse state championship at HersheyPark Stadium.
All-American midfielder Pete Schwartz led the Explorers (21-4) with a game-high three goals. La Salle all-American goalie Niko Amato recorded 10 saves in the victory.
In addition to being the state’s top team, La Salle is ranked third in the Laxpower.com national rankings. The Explorers are also ranked 15th nationally by Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse.
Senior attackman Paul Mita led Conestoga (24-2), which is ranked eighth nationally by Laxpower.com. The Villanova recruit scored his two goals in the first 5:49 of the game.
La Salle    2 2 1 2 – 7
Conestoga   2 1 0 0 – 3
GOALS—La Salle: Pete Schwartz 3, Westy Hopkins 2, Kevin Forster, Randy Forster. Conestoga: Paul Mita 2, Pete Bowers.
SAVES—La Salle: Niko Amato 10. Conestoga: Pete Zonino 7.