La Salle's Matt Rambo was surrounded.

There was a St. Joseph's Prep defender in front of him. There was another behind him. Another to his left, and another to his right.

The senior attack simply drove through the tight defense to score the game's final goal Wednesday night and seal La Salle's 18th Catholic League boys' lacrosse title with an 11-6 win at Plymouth Whitemarsh.

"He kept twirling and running and crashing into players until he fired it into the empty net," La Salle coach Bill Leahy said. "It was such an impressive performance."

Rambo finished with a game-high four goals and added two assists. His last goal came with four minutes left.

Jeff Cimbalista added three goals and two assists. Sean Coleman had two goals and four assists. Colin MacDougal secured the win with nine saves.

Leahy credited the Explorers' long-term success to the "great kids, excellent administration support," and his assistant coaches.

"I'm just the guy that sits at the top," he said.


Vince Careghini stroked an RBI single in the seventh inning to give Central Bucks East, the North's No. 1 seed, a 2-1 walk-off win over visiting Garnet Valley (South, No. 8) in the second round of the District 1 Class AAAA tournament.

Pinch-hitter Mike Casbar tied the game with a single earlier in the inning. Pinch-runner Jake Warren moved to third on a single by Carter Usowski, and Warren scored on Careghini's hit.

Strath Haven 13, Radnor 3 - Caedon Saltis slammed a pair of homers, scored twice, and drove in four runs to lead the Panthers (top seed, South) to an easy win over Radnor (No. 9, South).

David Splain added a pair of RBIs, a double, and three runs scored. Winning pitcher Donovan Davis struck out one and walked two in five innings.

Methacton 7, Downingtown West 4 - Austin Bregman had two RBIs and Clayton Harwick added one more to lead the Warriors (No. 3, North) past West (No. 6, South). Trip Hagner picked up the win with 31/3 innings of relief.

Council Rock North 10, Unionville 5 - Tyler Callendar went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs to help C.R. North (No. 7, North) upset the Indians (No. 2, South). Ryan Baker added three RBIs on four hits.

Boyertown 5, W.C. Henderson 1 - Luke Strong had a pair of doubles, including an RBI in the sixth, to help the Bears (No. 6, North) trip host Henderson (No. 3, South).

District 1 Class AA. Anthony Scafidi entered in the fifth inning and pitched six innings of one-hit ball and went 3 for 5 from the plate as second seed Springfield (Montco) edged No. 3 New Hope-Solebury, 7-6, in the semifinals.