St. Augustine is returning to the NJSIAA State Non-Public A boys' lacrosse championship for the second consecutive year, after the second-seeded Hermits crushed No. 3 seed Don Bosco Prep, 14-5, in Saturday's home semifinal.
Mike Sutton and Steven Pontrello scored four goals apiece, and Nikko Pontrello contributed two goals and three assists.
St. Augustine will face top-seeded Delbarton in the title game on Wednesday.
State Group 3. Kyle Engel had a hat trick, Phil Gamble added two goals and an assist, and No. 5 seed Moorestown played lockdown defense to upset top-seeded Ridgewood, 8-2, and earn a berth in Wednesday's championship against Ridge.
Shane Monroe of St. Augustine won the singles title and Moorestown's tandem of Tyler Blessing and Matt Holzinger took home the doubles crown of the South Jersey Interscholastic Championships held at Vineland.
Monroe dispatched Shawnee's Tyler Arsenault, 6-1, 6-1, in the semifinals, before defeating Pierce Cooper of Moorestown, 6-3, 6-1, in the final.
Blessing and Holzinger took the top prize by battling past Haddonfield's Sean Campbell and Isaac Anderson, 7-6 (7-3) and 6-3.
Misael Aponte's one-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning brought home Rick Elfreth with the winning run, as St. Augustine outlasted Holy Spirit, 6-5, in the Cape-Atlantic League.
Aponte batted 2 for 5 with two RBIs, while Elfreth (2 for 3, RBI) pitched the final four innings to earn the victory.
In another Cape-Atlantic clash, Bill Jackson's two-run homer in the fourth put host Buena ahead to stay en route to a 6-1 win over Sacred Heart. Anthony Donato added two hits and two RBIs while Anthony Lopez scattered seven hits in going the distance for the win.
Olympic. Jonny Morad picked up two RBIs on a triple and a home run for Washington Township, which scored nine times over the fifth and sixth innings to pull away to a 10-4 triumph at Bishop Eustace. Mark DiArenzo belted a two-run homer that gave the Crusaders a 3-1 lead in the third.