Pete Schwartz scored twice and goalie Niko Amato made 11 saves to steer La Salle to a 4-3 victory over Malvern Prep last night in the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association championship game at Garnet Valley.

The Explorers (30-2), who also beat Malvern by 7-6 in the regular season, built a 4-1 lead before the Friars (21-3) rallied behind Matt Mackrides' two goals to close the gap to a goal with 2 minutes remaining.

Amato, a junior, was named the game MVP. *