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J-D lacrosse edges Carthage, goes to 14-0

Jake Bratek had three goals in the early going. Eric DeJohn and Joe Shepard joined Evans and Stone in the one-goal column. Kyle Temple led Carthage, scoring twice, but the Rams did a solid job containing the Comets' duo of Derek Kehoe and Tom Grimm, holding them to one goal apiece, though Grimm did pick up two assists.

Just before the trip north, J-D flicked aside East Syracuse-Minoa, who saw its late-season surge halt in a dramatic way during Thursday's 16-3 loss to the Red Rams.

Even though the time of possession was fairly even in the first quarter, ESM could not convert a series of J-D turnovers. This gave the Rams time to warm up its high-powered attack through a 4-0 first quarter.

Early in the second period, the Rams erupted for seven more goals to make it 11-0 before the Spartans even got on the board. Another shutout followed in the third period, J-D adding to its margin as DeJohn kept getting open.

DeJohn finished with six goals, twice ESM's number by himself. Bratek, who made his signing to Syracuse University official a day earlier, scored four times, while Shepard, Stone and Peter Goss each had a goal and two assists. Evans, Alex Hatem and Joe Elbers also converted. Tom Rosaschi, Quadear Mike and Mike Cummings earned ESM's goals.

In the wake of wins over Auburn and Liverpool the week before, ESM arrived at J-D with a large amount of confidence, enhanced by Tuesday's 15-5 win over Fulton.

The Spartans' attack ripped through the Red Raiders in the first half, including six unanswered goals in the second quarter on its way to a 12-2 edge.

Mike Cummings, with five goals and two assists, set things up for his teammates as Garrett Smith, Marc Sacco and Tom Rosaschi each scored twice. Sean Dooling, James Landry, Nick Capriotti and Jesse Perry also scored, with Quadear Mike producing three asssits. Bobby Campese joined Landry, Smith and Rosaschi in the assist column.

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