The La Salle lacrosse team took its shot at one of the top programs in North America on Friday. The Explorers came awfully close to a statement victory.
La Salle scored a flurry of late goals to force overtime, but fell to visiting Hill Academy of Ontario, 12-11.
La Salle (5-4) trailed by 6-2 at halftime and 10-7 in the fourth quarter. Zach Drake's second goal sent the game to overtime.
Johns Hopkins recruit Jake Fox won it 16 seconds into overtime after Hill controlled the faceoff. Hill plays exclusively against top competition across the United States. It is ranked in the U.S. top five by several services.
Aidan Kerrigan and Stephen Hudak each scored three times for the Explorers. Anthony Giuliani won 15 of 22 face-offs.
JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC
Neumann-Goretti's Ja'Quan Newton was named his team's most valuable player in the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Miami recruit, who led the Saints to the state Class AAA championship, scored 23 points in a 102-99 overtime loss.
PUBLIC LEAGUE DIVISION B
Swenson 7, Engineering & Science 4: Brian Nieves went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, two RBIs, and four steals for the visitors.
Mastbaum 16, Engineering & Science 3: Danny Martinez struck out 11 in five innings for the visitors.