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Bill Leahy won the 500th game of his high school lacrosse coaching career for La Salle College (Pa.) with a 10-1 win over St. Joseph Prep (Pa.). Leahy entered this season with 491 career wins and was already Pennsylvania’s all-time leader. With this milestone, he becomes the first coach in Pennsylvania history to reach 500 career victories.
He is the 19th coach in history who has won at least 500 career games. Leahy is the second head coach to reach 500 career wins this season. He launched the Explorers program in 1992 and compiled a 500-110 record overall with 22 Catholic League titles and four states championships.
Shane Osborne led the Explorers with four goals and Christian Suter made eight saves in the victory.
Skaneateles (N.Y.) head coach Ron Doctor won the 500th game of his career earlier this season.
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Thomas Colucci won 20-of-27 face-offs and Cullen Wolff scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help lead Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) to a 12-11 come-from-behind victory over Darien (Conn.) on Saturday.
The Pirates were down 11-9 with less than four minutes remaining when Kyle Stephenson scored two goals within 30 seconds to tie the game and eventually send it into overtime. Wolff scored the game-winner with 2:29 left in overtime to start the celebration.
Stephenson finished with three goals as did Connell Kumar.
Mac Costin scored with 14 seconds remaining to lead Haverford School (Pa.) to a 6-5 win over Ward Melville (N.Y.) on April 27. The Fords were coming off a 14-11 win over IMG Academy (Fla.) earlier in the week and were ranked No. 11 by Inside Lacrosse nationally.
Peter Garno scored five points on three goals and two assists, including the game-tying goal.
Sage Garito made several big, point-blank saves for the Fords and finished the game with nine saves.
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Calvert Hall (Md.) improved to 7-0 in MIAA A Conference play with a 15-7 win over Gilman (Md.) last week. The Cardinals are the only team undefeated in conference play and are vying to become the first team to win three consecutive MIAA A Conference championships since St. Paul's (Md.) won at least a share of three-consecutive titles from 1969 to 1971. Daniel Kelly dished out five assists and scored a goal to lead Calvert Hall in the win over Gilman.
In a meeting of defending state champions, Delbarton (N.J.) defeated Mountain Lakes (N.J.) 12-7. C.J. Kirst scored five goals and one assist while Michael Long scored three goals and three assists for Delbarton.
Gonzaga (D.C.) has won eight-straight games, including wins over Paul VI (Va.) and Bullis (Md.). Kurt Bruun has 42 goals and 30 assists this season, including a seven-goal, two-assists game against Paul VI on April 6.
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