1A/2A/3A Men’s Championship Recap: Weddington sprints to their second straight title with 20-6 victory over East Chapel Hill

1A/2A/3A Men’s Championship Recap: Weddington sprints to their second straight title with 20-6 victory over East Chapel Hill

 

CARY, NC – The Weddington Warriors claimed the program’s second straight NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A Men’s Lacrosse State Championships with a dominating 20-6 victory over East Chapel Hill at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. Anthony Todaro had eight goals in the game, adding three assists to power the Warriors to victory as he was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

 

The game started off slowly with each team getting a lengthy opening possession but failing to score. The Warriors had 12 shot attempts in the first quarter, a few hitting the post and staying out. Ryan Goldstein finally got the ice broken in the game, netting an unassisted goal with 6:33 to play in the first quarter, and Weddington never looked back. Todaro ripped his first two goals in the first quarter, scoring on a feed from Will Shipley with 3:16 to go before closing the frame with a helping hand from Goldstein with just 10 seconds remaining to put the Warriors up 3-0 heading to the second.

 

Todaro assisted on the opening goal of the second quarter as well, finding Whitner Litton who threaded a shot past the keeper just 11 seconds into the quarter to go up 4-0. Will Shipley hit his brother James Shipley at the 10:55 mark of the second as James slotted one past the keeper to extend the lead to 5-0.

 

Taylor Greeno broke the streak for East Chapel Hill, netting the Wildcats first goal with 10:01 to play in the second quarter on a feed from Ryan Levy. Greeno added an assist later in the game. Levy netted a goal to open the second half scoring at the 10:57 mark of the third, briefly trimming the Weddington lead to 12-3. Weddington ripped off the next four goals to push the game to a running clock with 7:34 to go in the third quarter.

 

East Chapel Hill finished the season 19-2. The Wildcats made their second appearance in an NCHSAA State Championship game, returning to the Championship match for the first time since an appearance in the Open Classification final of 2011.

 

2018 NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A MEN’S LACROSSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Weddington Warriors (17-2; 5-0) vs. East Chapel Hill Wildcats (19-1, 6-0)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, NC

Stats

WED                ECH

20        Goals   6

31        Shots   24

4          Saves  7

16        Draws 13

37        GB       32

 

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

6:33 – WED – Ryan Goldstein goal, unassisted (WED 1-0)

3:16 – WED – Anthony Todaro goal, assisted by Will Shipley (WED 2-0)

0:10 – WED – Anthony Todaro goal, assisted by Ryan Goldstein (WED 3-0)

Second Quarter

11:49 – WED – Whitner Litton goal, assisted by Anthony Todaro (WED 4-0)

10:55 – WED – James Shipley goal, assisted by Will Shipley (WED 5-0)

10:01 – ECH – Taylor Greeno goal, assisted by Ryan Levy (WED 5-1)

8:11 – WED – Ryan Goldstein goal, assisted by Anthony Todaro (WED 6-1)

7:40 – WED – Anthony Todaro goal, assisted by James Shipley (WED 7-1)

6:46 – WED – Anthony Todarao goal, unassisted (WED 8-1)

6:36 – WED – Chase Turner goal, unassisted (WED 9-1)

5:12 – WED – Eamon Murphy goal, assisted by Michael Burns (WED 10-1)

2:35 – WED – Anthony Todaro goal, assisted by Will Shipley (WED 11-1)

1:33 – WED – PJ Johnson goal, unassisted (WED 12-1)

0:44 – ECH – Jack Koonce goal, assisted by Taylor Greeno (WED 12-2)

Third Quarter

10:57 – ECH – Ryan Levy goal, unassisted (WED 12-3)

10:22 – WED – Eamon Murphy goal, assisted by Will Shipley (WED 13-3)

8:45 – WED – Anthony Todaro goal, assisted by James Shipley (WED 14-3)

7:34 – WED – Eamon Murphy goal, assisted by Anthony Todaro (WED 15-3)

5:20 – WED – Anthony Todaro goal, assisted by James Shipley (WED 16-3)

3:41 – ECH – Jack Koonce goal, assisted by Seiji Stanford (WED 16-4)

1:13 – WED – Will Shipley goal, unassisted (WED 17-4)

Fourth Quarter

11:05 – ECH – Ryan Levy goal, unassisted (WED 17-5)

10:08 – WED – Patrick Burke goal, unassisted (WED 18-5)

8:40 – WED – Eamon Murphy goal, assisted by James Shipley (WED 19-5)

7:38 – WED – Anthony Todaro goal, unassisted (WED 20-5)

5:15 – ECH – Noah Mills goal, unassisted (WED 20-6)