Jeffrey Todd relieved the pressure for West Deptford with his two-goal performance Friday afternoon.

The senior netted the winner in overtime to give the Eagles an 8-7 victory at Kingsway in an Olympic Conference lacrosse game.

Entering the extra period, the Eagles were down a man and had surrendered a two-goal lead in the fourth, capped off by Anthony Cacciavillano's fourth goal to tie it for Kingsway with seven minutes remaining in regulation.

But the Eagles were able to kill the penalty, and Paz Gismondi registered his third assist by connecting with Todd for the decisive goal with 1 minute, 16 seconds left in overtime.

Coming into his 11th season, Eagles coach Mike Yarusso was skeptical about the experience of his team, which starts two seniors, two juniors, a sophomore, and a freshman.

"We we're coming into the season with an untested offensive group," said Yarusso, who has been with the team since its inception. "They understood that they needed to work together."

Gismondi recorded a hat trick. Brendon Persicketti netted a pair of goals and had one assist. John Reardon added a goal.

Nick D'Ottavi made nine saves for his first win of the season.

Bill Moran scored twice for Kingsway. Jay Scerbo contributed a goal. Gabe Lombardi made 11 saves.


Eastern 11, Bishop Eustace 7: Mike Allen and Joey Tiernan scored three goals apiece to power the Vikings' offense at home. Zach Jacobs netted a pair of goals and dished out four assists. Eric Sawyer and Eric Ellis registered four assists and two assists, respectively. Jake Brown recorded nine ground balls. Collin McCollum made nine saves in net.

Seneca 15, Gloucester Catholic 2: Seven Golden Eagles scored in a victory at home. Tyver Butler connected with the Rams' net on five occasions. Ian Gray added four goals. Liam O'Conner chipped in with a pair of goals.


Absegami 18, Winslow Township 4: The Braves were victorious at home behind five goals from Zach Hermenau. Randy Collins netted four goals. Evan Sibson had a hat trick. Quentin Jennings added a pair of goals.

IMG Academy (Fla.) 22, St. Augustine 17: The Hermits held their own against one of the best programs in the nation, exiting the field with a 9-9 tie at halftime, but a big third quarter for visiting IMG Academy was the difference. Jared Chiachetti led the Hermits with four goals. Charlie Kitchen had a hat trick. Joe Eisele scored a pair of goals and dished out three assists. John Fox scored twice. Bryce McGrath, Luke McLoughlin, Bill McMenemin, and James Kitchen also scored. Ernie Alvino registered eight saves in net, and Luke Russomanno made five saves.