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nvanzile - Posted Sunday, May 28, 2017 5:14:52 PM

The Varsity Lacrosse Bombers entered tournament play as the #1 seed in Region 4 after a great regular season.  They finished ranked as the #1 team in the Midwest power rankings from Laxpower.com with the 2nd toughest schedule and a 14-4 record.  They won their first 3 tournament games by scores of 27-1, 25-7, and 21-11 over Walnut Hills, Lakota West and Milford, respectively, to advance to the OHSAA Div. I Regional Finals.  They faced the Moeller Crusaders, who came in with a 14-7 overall record, on Saturday afternoon at Anderson HS for the right to advance to the State Final Four.

The Crusaders jumped on St. Xavier early as they scored the first 2 goals of the game to take a 2-0 lead with 5:51 left in the opening quarter.  The Bombers scored their first goal as senior Caleb Anderson found the back of the cage to make it 2-1 with 1:28 left in the 1st quarter.  Moeller scored another goal with just 1 second left in the quarter to take a 3-1 lead into the 2nd quarter.  The Crusaders continued to slow the game down to open the 2nd quarter but Anderson scored once again for St. Xavier to make it a 3-2 game with 9:19 left in the 1st half.  The Crusaders responded with another goal with 7:33 left to take a 4-2 lead over the Bombers.  Just over a minute later, senior long stick Brady Stoll picked up a ground ball and passed it ahead to junior Jack Kilfoil who finished the play by finding the back of the cage to make it a 4-3 game with 6:13 left in the half.  The Bombers continued with their attack and pressured the Crusaders defense and finally converted with 3:50 left in the half when Kilfoil scored again to make it a 4-4 game.  That is how the teams went to locker room at halftime.

The 2nd half opened much like the 1st half as Moeller slowed down their attack and scored the first 2 goals of the half in the 3rd quarter to take a 6-4 lead with 6:50 left in the quarter.  The Crusaders held the Bombers scoreless in the quarter to keep it 6-4 heading to the final quarter.  Right before the end of the 3rd quarter, the Crusaders committed a penalty and St. Xavier started with possession in the 4th quarter.  The Crusaders killed the penalty but St. Xavier did score when senior Josh Glaser bounced one in to make it a 6-5 game with 9:47 left.  However, the Crusaders answered by winning the ensuing face-off and scoring right away to get the lead back to two goals, 7-5, with 9:24 left in the game.  St. Xavier would not quit as they continued to keep the attack in the Moeller defensive end and junior Johnny Marrocco finally scored with 4:57 left to make it a 7-6 game.  The Bombers won the ensuing face-off and Glaser charged towards the goal and knocked over the Moeller defender in front of him and scored his second goal of the game to tie it at 7 with 4:23 left.  It looked as if St. Xavier had gained all the momentum and would use it to end the game strong but the Crusaders did not back down and scored to take an 8-7 lead with 3:29 left.  Moeller scored two more times to seal their 10-7 victory and they advance to the OHSAA Div. I State Semifinals on Wednesday.

The Bombers had a great season and end it with a 17-5 record.

 

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bschulte - Posted Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:14:16 PM

Varsity Lacrosse plays in the OHSAA Division I Regional Finals where they will play Moeller at Anderson High School on Saturday, May 27 at 3:30 pm.  If you can't make it to the game then click the link below to listen live!  Follow updates on the game as well on Twitter on the @stxsports account.

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nvanzile - Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:13:00 PM

The Varsity Lacrosse team had enjoyed large margin of victories in their first two OHSAA Div. I Tournament games as they beat Walnut Hills 27-1 and Lakota West 25-7. The  Bombers welcomed Milford on Tuesday night for the OHSAA Div. I Regional Semifinals.  The two teams met early in the season as St. Xavier won easily 22-5 but the Eagles were missing three key players during that game.  The Bombers knew they were in for a tougher test and showed up ready.

St. Xavier scored the first goal of the game just 12 seconds in when junior Duke Alf took a pass from classmate Johnny Marrocco and put it in the back of the cage to make it 1-0 quickly.  Exactly one minute later, senior Caleb Anderson scored for the Bombers to make it 2-0 with 10:48 left in the 1st quarter.  Marrocco made it 3-0 on a goal of his own with 10:13 left in the 1st quarter which led to a Milford timeout.  After the timeout, the Eagles settled down and scored two goals within 18 seconds of each other to make it a 3-2 game with 6:23 left in the opening quarter.  The Bombers committed a penalty and Milford capitalized with a goal at the 4:57 mark left in the quarter to tie the game at 3.  The Bombers answered with a three goal run of their own as junior Jack Kilfoil scored on an assist from senior Josh Glaser and Marrocco scored his 2nd and 3rd goals of the night for a hat trick to make it 6-3 with 2:45 left.  The Eagles committed a penalty with 1:23 left but St. Xavier could not score and allowed an Eagle goal with just 3 seconds remaining in the opening quarter to make it a 6-4 game at the end of one quarter.

The Bombers opened the 2nd quarter almost as fast as the 1st quarter when they scored on an Alf pass to Anderson 52 seconds into the quarter to make it 7-4.  Senior Joe Goslee scored a goal on another assist from Glaser with 8:32 left in the first half to make it an 8-4 St. Xavier lead.  The Eagles responded with two goals of their own at the 7:31 mark and the 2:56 mark to make it 8-6 but the Bombers responded.  With 1:31 left in the half, Kilfoil scored his 2nd goal of the night on an assist from senior long stick Brady Stoll to make it 9-6 and then Marrocco added his 4th goal of the night with 1:09 left to make it a 10-6 halftime advantage for St. Xavier.

It was the Caleb Anderson show at the start of the 2nd half as he scored the first 4 goals of the half to put the Bombers out ahead 14-6.  Milford responded with a goal of their own with 2:58 left in the quarter to make it 14-7 but the damage had been done.  Kilfoil added his 3rd goal of the night for a hat trick to make it 15-7 with 2:33 left and Goslee scored his 2nd of the night to make it 16-7 with 1:39 left after a Milford penalty.  Milford added a goal before the end of the quarter to make it a 16-8 game at the end of three quarters.

St. Xavier opened the 4th quarter with possession as Milford committed a penalty with 36 seconds left in the 3rd quarter and the Bombers had a man advantage to start the 4th.  Glaser took advantage 11 seconds into the quarter when he put a laser shot into the back of the cage to make it a 17-8 lead.  Anderson scored his 7th and final goal of the night with 10:31 left in the game to make it 18-8.  Milford responded with two goals to cut into the lead at 18-10 with 8:43 left, however, the Bombers got goals from Gilmore, Glaser and junior Daniel Jacob to make it a 21-10 game with 2:11 left.  The Eagles scored once more before the end of the game to make it a 21-11 final score.

With the win, St. Xavier improves to 17-4 on the season and advances to the OHSAA Div. I Regional Finals vs. Moeller HS on Saturday, May 27 at 3:30 pm at Anderson HS.  The Bombers and the Crusaders met one time in the regular season with St. Xavier winning by a score of 15-9.  Moeller beat Mason 10-5 in the Regional Semifinals to advance and stand at 14-7 on the season.

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bschulte - Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:13:00 PM

Varsity Lacrosse plays in the OHSAA Division I Regional Semi Finals where they will host Milford HS on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm at St. Xavier Stadium.  If you can't make it to the game then click the link below to listen live!  Follow updates on the game as well on Twitter on the @stxsports account.

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nvanzile - Posted Monday, May 22, 2017 11:24:00 AM

The Varsity Lacrosse team finished the regular season as the #1 ranked team in the Midwest according to LaxPower.com power rankings and cruised in their Regional Qualifying game against Walnut Hills by a score of 27-1.  They looked to keep it rolling as they hosted Lakota West on Saturday for the OHSAA Div. I Regional Quarter Finals.  The Firebirds entered the game with a 13-5 overall record and defeated Elder in their Regional Qualifying game by a score of 11-8.

The Bombers got on the scoreboard first with 7:25 left in the 1st quarter when junior Johnny Marrocco scored to make it 1-0.  About 3 minutes later, junior Jack Kiloil scored to make it a 2-0 St. Xavier lead.  Lakota West responded with a goal less than 30 seconds later to make it 2-1 and then tied the game up at 2 with 2:47 left in the quarter with another goal.  St. Xavier opened the 2nd quarter quickly as they scored four goals in the first 2 minutes.  Kilfoil scored again on an assist from junior Duke Alf with 11:39 left while Marrocco scored his second goal of the day with 10:55 left.  5 seconds later, junior Donny Stock won the faceoff and took it all the way into the Firebirds' offensive zone and found the back of the cage to make it 5-2.  Then 8 seconds later, junior Nick Shamsi scored to make it a 6-2 game with 10:42 left in the 1st half.  About 4 minutes later, Kilfoil recorded his hat trick on the day with his third goal on an assist from senior Anthony Longi to make it 7-2.  The Firebirds fought back to score two more goals to narrow their deficit to 7-4 but junior Chad Adair responded to make it 8-4 with 7:09 left in the half.  Lakota West scored 11 seconds later and then capitalized on a St. Xavier penalty to get it to an 8-6 game with 5:43 left in the 1st half.  The Bombers responded with two goals before the end of the half with both of them coming from senior Joe Goslee.  He scored the first one on an assist from senior Caleb Anderson with 4:12 left and his second one came with just 6 tenths of a second left in the half to make it a 10-6 St. Xavier lead at halftime.

Lakota West came out and scored the first goal of the 2nd half after another Bomber penalty to make it a 10-7 game but that would be as close as they could get.  St. Xavier scored 15 unanswered goals to end the game.  Kilfoil scored four more goals to make it 7 goals on the game.  Marrocco scored three more goals to make it 5 total on the game for him.  Junior John Holcomb score three goals while Anderson added two goals. Alf, junior Matthew Fox and senior Bates Crowther all added goals as well to seal the 25-7 victory.

With the win, St. Xavier improves their overall record to 16-4 on the season.  They advance to the OHSAA Division I Regional Semi Finals where they will host Milford HS on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm at St. Xavier Stadium.  The Eagles have advanced with wins over Oak Hills (17-2) and Loveland (13-10).  The Bombers beat Milford in the opening game of the season by a score of 22-5.

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nvanzile - Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:16:00 PM

The #1 seeded Varsity Lacrosse team won their first ever OHSAA State Tournament Lacrosse game on Wednesday night over #18 seeded Walnut Hills by a score of 27-1.  This is the first year that the OHSAA has taken Boys Lacrosse under its wings and therefore its first Boys Lacrosse Tournament.  St. Xavier received the #1 seed in Region 4 because of their 14-4 regular season record by votes of the coaches and has the opportunity to host games until the Regional Finals at St. Xavier HS.

The next game in the OHSAA Div. I Boys Lacrosse State Tournament for St. Xavier is against Lakota West HS on Saturday, May 20 at 5:00 pm at St. Xavier Stadium.  The Firebirds enter the game as the #8 seed in the region after finishing the regular season with a 12-5 record.  Lakota West defeated Elder on Wednesday night by a score of 11-8 to advance to the Regional Quarter Final game.


The gates will open at 4:00 pm and admission is $7.00.  Only OHSAA passes will be accepted.

 

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nvanzile - Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:00:00 PM

The Varsity Lacrosse team opens OHSAA Div I tournament play this evening vs. Walnut Hills at home at 7 pm.  If you can't make it to the game then click the link below to listen live!  Follow updates on the game as well on Twitter on the @stxsports account.

 

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nvanzile - Posted Monday, May 8, 2017 2:59:29 PM

The Varsity Lacrosse team welcomed the St. Ignatius Wildcats to St. Xavier HS on Friday night for a match up between the Jesuit Schools.  The Bombers looked to keep their 8 game win streak going and improve on their 12-3 record while the Wildcats came in looking to improve on their 8-5 record.  Even thru the wind, rain and cold, St. Xavier celebrated their 13 seniors before the game as it was their last regular season home game.  Those seniors include: Caleb Anderson, Ryan Brokamp, Bates Crowther, Josh Glaser, Joe Goslee, Carl Grimm, Zach Groene, Matthew Halas, Max Howland, Anthony Longi, Riley Rueve, Ben Savage and Brady Stoll.

St. Ignatius came out and scored in the first two minutes to go ahead 1-0 before junior Jack Kilfoil found the back of the cage for the Bombers on an assist from Anderson to tie it at 1 with 6:50 left in 1st quarter.  St. Xavier scored two more times before the end of the 1st quarter on goals from Glaser (Anderson assist) and junior Joe Goslee (jr. Johnny Marrocco assist) to make it a 3-1 game in favor of St. Xavier after opening quarter.  The 2nd quarter was a low scoring affair as the Bombers' defense of Grimm, Longi, Stoll and Groene held the Wildcats scoreless and finally with 2:28 left in the half, Marrocco scored on an assist from Glaser to make it a 4-1 game at the half. 

The 3rd quarter started like the 2nd quarter went with no goals for the first 5:45 until Marrocco scored his 2nd goal of the night on an assist from sophomore Trevor Gilmore to make it 5-1 Bombers.  St. Xavier struck again with 1:23 left in the 3rd quarter as Anderson fired a laser from straight on that knocked the standing water off the back of the cage to make it a 6-1 lead.  St. Ignatius scored with 44 seconds left in the quarter to make it 6-2 at the end of 3 quarters.  The Bombers added 3 more goals in the 4th quarter as junior Duke Alf scored twice and Goslee scored to seal the 9-2 victory. 

With the win, St. Xavier improves to 13-3 on the season and turns their sights to the Midwest Lacrosse Tournament this weekend at Western Reserve Academy.

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bschulte - Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 11:45:13 AM
The Bombers take on St. Ignatius at home on Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m.  Click below to watch the live webcast brought to you by ESPX.  Go Bombers!
 

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bschulte - Posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:37:00 PM

Wednesday, May 3- Go Bombers!

 

The Bombers' Baseball program is home versus Elder at 5 p.m.

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The Bomber Volleyball team is home versus Oak Hills at 7 p.m.

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The Bomber Lacrosse team is home versus Indian Hill at 7 p.m.

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nvanzile - Posted Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 2:23:26 PM

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The Varsity Lacrosse team looked to keep their winning ways going on Saturday afternoon as they welcomed the Olentangy Liberty Patriots to St. Xavier Stadium.  The Bombers went into Saturday riding a 6 game winning streak with the last victory coming in overtime over Lou. St. Xavier, the top team in Kentucky.  The Patriots entered Saturday with a 10-4 record and a 6 game winning streak of their own.  St. Xavier entered as the #1 team in the State of Ohio RPI per laxpower.com's rankings and Olentangy Liberty came in ranked #12 in the State RPI rankings.

The Bombers jumped out early and often as junior Duke Alf opened the scoring less than 3 minutes into the game with a goal to make it 1-0 St. Xavier with 9:44 left in the opening quarter.  Senior Caleb Anderson scored a goal on an assist from junior Jack Kilfoil with 7:33 left to give the Bombers a 2-0 lead.  At the 4:47 mark in the quarter, senior Joe Goslee put St. Xavier ahead 3-0.  The Bombers would get one more goal before the end of the quarter when senior Josh Glaser sent a laser shot towards the goal that found the back of the net with 56 seconds left to put St. Xavier ahead 4-0 at the end of the 1st quarter.  Olentangy Liberty committed a penalty just before the end of the 1st quarter so the Bombers opened with it in the offensive box and Alf took advantage by scoring to make it 5-0 St. Xavier just 8 seconds into the 2nd quarter.  Kilfoil scored his 2nd goal of the game on an assist from Glaser with 10:42 left in the half to make it 6-0.  Anderson scored again on an assist from junior Johnny Marrocco to make it 7-0 and the Patriots took a timeout.  During the timeout, St. Xavier was found to have a stick violation which put the Bombers a man down for 3 minutes as the penalty is a non-releasable violation.  Olentangy Liberty took advantage right away with their first goal of the day to make it 7-1 but St. Xavier won the ensuing face off and called timeout.  Out of the timeout, the Bombers ran a play that involved senior defensemen Carl Grimm to make a run into the offensive end and he dished off to Marrocco who found the back of the cage for a short handed goal to answer and make it 8-1.  St. Xavier killed the rest of the penalty without another Patriots goal but Olentangy Liberty scored 3 times before the end of the half to make it an 8-4 game at halftime.

The 3rd quarter was a defensive battle as neither team scored for the first 9:04 of the quarter.  The Patriots drew first blood of the 2nd half to make it 8-5 with 2:56 left in the quarter.  The Bombers continued to keep it in the offensive zone but did not come away with anything until the very end of the quarter when Marrocco made a great feed to Anderson in front of the goal and Anderson scored his 3rd goal of the day for the hat trick just before the buzzer sounded to put the Bombers back ahead by four goals heading to the final quarter at 9-5.  That combination worked again as Marrocco found Anderson with 9:02 left in the game for a goal to make it 10-5 St. Xavier.  Olentangy Liberty scored less than 30 seconds later to answer and cut the Bombers lead back to 4 goals at 10-6.  Marrocco found Anderson yet again with 6:25 left in the game to make it 11-6 and then Alf found the back of the cage for his hat trick to make it 12-6 with 3:58 left.  Marrocco then scored a goal of his own to record his 2nd goal on the day to make it 13-6 with 3:25 left in the game.  Senior GK Zach Groene and senior defenders Grimm, Brady Stoll and Anthony Longi held the Patriots scoreless for the final 8:30 to seal the 13-6 victory.

St. Xavier was led by Anderson who scored 5 goals.  Marrocco scored 2 goals and dished out 4 assists while Alf finished with 3 goals.  Kilfoil had 1 goal and  2 assists while Glaser finished with 1 goal and 1 assist.

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With the win, St. Xavier improves to 11-3 on the season and retains the #1 ranking in State of Ohio RPI.  The Bombers host the Indian Hill Braves on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at St. Xavier Stadium.  The Braves currently hold a 6-5 record with a game Monday at Wyoming before playing the Bombers on Wednesday.  They played the #2 RPI team in Ohio, Summit, tough but lost 15-12 on Saturday.


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nvanzile - Posted Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 9:55:34 AM

The Varsity Lacrosse team looked to keep their winning streak going on Wednesday night when they welcomed the Tigers of Louisville St. Xavier to Ballaban Field.  The matchup featured two powershouses from both sides of the Ohio River as the Bombers came into the game ranked #1 in the State of Ohio RPI with a 9-3 record per LaxPower.com and the Tigers came into the game ranked #1 in the State of Kentucky RPI with a 13-2 record.

The Bombers opened the game with the first 2 goals as junior Duke Alf scored the first goal and assisted classmate Johnny Marrocco on the second goal to make it 2-0 quickly.  The Tigers responded with a goal but senior Caleb Anderson found the back of the cage on a pass from senior Josh Glaser to make it 3-1.  The Tigers then scored the next three goals to take a 4-3 lead but Marrocco scored once again on a pass from senior Joe Goslee to tie it at 4.  The Tigers than ran off four straight goals to make it 8-4.  A couple minutes after the 4th straight goal from Lou. St. X, Alf found junior Jack Kilfoil for a goal to make it an 8-5 Tigers' lead.  The Bombers were given a man advantage after a Tigers' penalty just before the half and St. Xavier elected to hold the ball until time expired so they would be given possession to start 2nd half with a man advantage.

The strategy worked for head coach Nate Sprong as Cin. St. Xavier came out and scored right away on a goal from Marrocco with Anderson on the assist to make it 8-6.  With all the momentum, the Bombers reeled off 4 more unanswered goals.  Goslee from Glaser made it 8-7 then Marrocco scored the next three goals to give Cin. St. Xavier the 10-8 lead.  Lou. St. Xavier answered with three unanswered goals of their own to take an 11-10 lead early in the 4th quarter.  Anderson scored to tie the game at 11 for the Bombers on an assist from Marrocco then Kilfoil found the back of the cage on an assist from sophomore Trevor Gilmore to give Cin. St. Xavier the lead back at 12-11.  Lou. St. Xavier called timeout with 35 seconds left and executed a nice play to score with 22 seconds left to make it a 12-12 game.  In overtime, junior Donny Stock won the opening faceoff and the Bombers took a timeout immediately.  Out of the timeout, Marrocco came up with another goal on another assist from Glaser to give Cin. St. Xavier the 13-12 victory.

Marrocco finished the game with 7 of the Bombers' 13 goals and help improve their record to 10-3 on the season.  St. Xavier will stay at home on Saturday, April 29 as they host Olentangy Liberty at 2:00.  The Patriots stand at 9-4 on the season with a game tonight at Westerville Central. The day will start with the JV B game at 10:00 am and the JV A game at Noon vs. the Patriots.  The Varsity game will be broadcast live by using the link below.

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bschulte - Posted Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 3:14:35 PM
The Bombers take on Louisville St.  at home on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.  Click below to watch the live webcast brought to you by ESPX.  Go Bombers!
 

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nvanzile - Posted Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 8:52:09 PM

The Varsity Lacrosse Bombers opened a long week of play on Monday, April 10 when they hosted Everest Academy from Ontario, Canada and dropped a tough game 14-9 but then bounced back on Wednesday to beat Elder 18-5.  The week did not get any easier as they welcomed Dublin Coffman (7-2) and Mariemont (6-0) to Ballaban field on Saturday and Monday, respectively.

St. Xavier 19 Dublin Coffman 11

The Bombers looked to keep their scoring momentum going as they were coming off an 18 goal performance at Elder when they took on Dublin Coffman at St. Xavier Stadium on Saturday.  It was a back and forth game for much of the first half.  After St. Xavier jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from sophomore Trevor Gilmore (1st career varsity goal) and junior Johnny Marrocco, the Shamrocks responded quickly with two goals of their own to make it 2-2.  Marrocco scored again with 4:57 left in the quarter but Dublin Coffman scored to tie it at 3 with 2:35 left and that is how the quarter ended.

The Shamrocks scored the first goal of the 2nd quarter to take their first lead of the game at 4-3 but this time it was the Bombers' turn to respond quickly and they did just that.  Junior Duke Alf scored a goal with a shot from behind his back on an assist from Marrocco to tie it at 4 and senior Josh Glaser fired in a laser shot to give St. Xavier the lead back at 5-4.  Once again, Coffman tied it up with a goal on a man up advantage with 8:47 left in the half but Glaser scored 40 seconds later for the Bombers to give St. Xavier the lead back at 6-5 with 8:07 left in the half.  Gilmore assisted on Glaser's goal.  The Shamrocks did it once again with a goal of their own to tie it at 6 but the Bombers went on a scoring run as they scored four unanswered goals.  It started when Alf scored on a Marrocco assist with 6:40 left in the half then Gilmore scored for his hat trick on the night on an assist from Alf to make it 8-6 with 6:21 left.  41 seconds later, junior Jack Kilfoil rattled the back of the cage to make it 9-6.  Alf completed his hat trick with a goal with 3:00 left in the half to cap the scoring run and make it 10-6.  Both teams scored a goal before the half with Alf scoring his 4th goal of the game on an assist from senior Caleb Anderson to make it a Bombers' lead of 11-7 at the half.

Alf and Marrocco each scored to open the 2nd half and extend the St. Xavier lead to 13-7 giving Marrocco a hat trick on the game as well.  After the Shamrocks scored to make it 13-8, the Bombers scored 3 straight goals coming from Anderson (Alf assist), Kilfoil, and Gilmore who recorded his 4th goal of the night to make it 16-8.  Marrocco scored once again and St. Xavier held a 17-9 advantage at the end of 3 quarters.  Each team scored twice in the last quarter with the Bombers' goals coming from Marrocco, his fifth of the night, and Alf, his seventh of the night, to seal the 19-11 victory.

 

St. Xavier 11 Mariemont 10

The Bombers welcomed the Mariemont Warriors back to Ballaban Field on Monday night to complete a game that was suspended on April 5 due to lightning.  The game was suspended at halftime with the Warriors leading the game by a score of 5-4. 

In the first half on April 5, the Bombers got 2 goals from senior Josh Glaser and one goal each from junior Matthew Fox (1st career varsity goal) and senior Brady Stoll.  They had a 4-2 lead but Mariemont scored the final three goals of the half to take the 5-4 lead.

The second half started the same way the first half ended two weeks prior as the Warriors scored to take a 6-4 lead.  St. Xavier responded with goals from juniors Duke Alf and Jack Kilfoil to tie the game up at 6 with 8:00 left in the 3rd quarter.  Alf scored again to give St. Xavier the lead at 7-6 but Mariemont scored 4 seconds later to tie the game back up at 7 with 4:33 left.  Kilfoil scored again with 3:30 left to make it 8-7 St. Xavier but the Warriors responded before the end of the quarter to make it 8-8 after three quarters. 

Alf opened the 4th quarter with a goal to record his hat trick to make it 9-8 and then found senior Caleb Anderson on the next Bombers' goal to make it 10-8 with 8:06 left in the game.  St. Xavier extended their lead to 11-8 when Anderson scored again on a Kilfoil assist.  Mariemont was not done though as they scored two straight goals to make it 11-10 with 1:30 left in the game.  They got possession and had a final shot on goal with 10 seconds left but senior GK Zach Groene came up with the save to preserve the 11-10 St. Xavier victory.

The Bombers improved to 7-3 on the season with the two wins and travel to Mason HS on Wednesday evening to take on the Comets at 7:30 pm.  They moved from #2 in the LaxPower.com State of Ohio RPI rankings to #1 with the win over previously undefeated Mariemont. 

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nvanzile - Posted Monday, Apr 17, 2017 5:55:00 PM

The St. Xavier Lacrosse team finishes their game vs Mariemont that was suspended at halftime on April 5, 2017 with the Warriors leading the Bombers 5-4.  Click the link below to watch it live on ESPX!

 

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bschulte - Posted Friday, Apr 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM
The Bombers take on Dublin Coffman at home on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m.  Click below to watch the live webcast brought to you by ESPX.  Go Bombers!
 

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nvanzile - Posted Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 10:38:33 AM

The Varsity Lacrosse team traveled to the west side of town to take on the Elder Panthers at The Pit on Wednesday night.  The Bombers were looking to take down another GCL rival after beating Moeller last Friday night.  St. Xavier entered the night as the #1 ranked team in the State of Ohio RPI rankings and the #4 ranked team in the Midwest according to USLacrosse Magazine.

St. Xavier started strong by scoring the first three goals of the game as senior Caleb Anderson scored and junior Duke Alf scored twice with assists from junior Johnny Marrocco and senior Chad Adair to give the Bombers a 3-0 lead at the end of the opening quarter.  The Panthers fought back to make it 3-2 by scoring the first two goals of the 2nd quarter but then senior Josh Glaser found Anderson for a goal and Marrocco added a goal of his own to make it 5-2.  St. Xavier scored three more times before the end of the half as senior Joe Goslee scored on an assist from Anderson, junior Jack Kilfoil scored on an assist from Marrocco and Adair scored unassisted to give the Bombers an 8-2 halftime lead.

The second half was all St. Xavier as Anderson gained his hat trick with his third goal of the game on a Goslee assist 3 minutes into the half.  The Bombers added four more goals in the quarter as Kilfoil, senior Nick Shamsi, Alf (hat trick), and Anderson scored to make it a 13-3 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter.  Elder scored the first two goals of the 4th quarter to cut the lead to 13-5 but then Anderson found Glaser for a goal and then Alf scored his 4th goal of the game to extend the lead back to ten at 15-5.  Alf then found Goslee for a goal and he scored his 5th goal of the game to make it 17-5.  The last goal of the night came from junior John Holcomb on an assist from Adair to finalize the 18-5 win.

St. Xavier improved their record to 5-3 on the season with the win.  They look to continue their winning ways when they welcome Dublin Coffman (7-2) to St. Xavier Stadium on Saturday, April 15 with opening face off scheduled for 2 pm. 

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nvanzile - Posted Friday, Apr 7, 2017 11:36:26 PM

The Varsity Lacrosse Bombers looked to get back to their winning ways on Friday night when they traveled to Lockland Stadium to take on rival Moeller HS.  St. Xavier looked to snap a 2 game losing streak that dropped their record to 3-2 on the season while the Crusaders entered the night at 5-1 and on a 3 game winning streak.

The Bombers got on the board quickly as they scored 1:25 into the game when senior Caleb Anderson found the back of the cage on an unassisted goal to put St. Xavier up 1-0.  Senior Joe Goslee scored another goal for the Bombers just over a minute later on an assist from classmate Josh Glaser to make it a 2-0 game.  The Crusaders scored with 4:02 left in the quarter to make it 2-1 but St. Xavier responded when junior Duke Alf scored with 1:40 left to make it 3-1 at the end of the 1st quarter. 

Once again, the Bombers scored quickly to start the quarter when Alf scored his second goal of the night after snatching a rebound off an Anderson shot and flipping it into the back of the cage to put St. Xavier ahead 4-1 with 10:48 left in the half.  Just over a minute later, Anderson scored his 2nd goal of the night to make it a 5 to 1 game.  Glaser got a goal of his own when he scored on a laser shot with 7:18 left in the half to give the Bombers a commanding 6-1 lead.  Moeller added a goal before half to make it a 6-2 St. Xavier lead at the break.

The Bombers opened the third quarter scoring when Alf recorded his hat trick with 8:40 left in the 3rd quarter to make it a 7-2 game.  St. Xavier added 5 more goals in the quarter with goals coming Glaser, junior Johnny Marrocco, senior Carl Grimm, Goslee, and Marrocco just before the final horn to give the Bombers a 12-4 advantage heading to the final quarter.

Moeller would win the 4th quarter as they scored 5 goals but it was not enough as St. Xavier added 3 goals of their own.  Junior Jack Kilfoil on an assist from classmate Matthew Fox scored with 11:09 left while Goslee recorded his hat trick with 2:00 left and Alf added his fourth goal of the night on an assist from Kilfoil with 1:23 left to seal the 15-9 victory.

"It was nice to win the rivalry game as we put together a true team effort in all phases of the game tonight," said head coach Nate Sprong. 

With the win, St. Xavier improves to 4-2 on the season and moves up to #2 in the State of Ohio's RPI rankings according to LaxPower.com.  The Bombers have a busy week as they welcome Everest Academy from Ontario, Canada to Ballaban Field on Monday evening at 7:00 pm.  Everest comes in with a 1-1 record as they dropped a 17-13 decision to IMG National (FL) but beat handed Hudson (OH) their first loss with a 14-9 win.  On Wednesday, they travel to Elder HS (3-2) to take on the Panthers at 7:30 pm and then host Dublin Coffman HS (5-2) at home on Saturday, April 15 for a game against The Rocks at 2:00 pm.  

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bschulte - Posted Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 3:10:00 PM
The Bombers take on Mariemont at home on Wednesday, April 5. Varsity begins between 5:30-5:45 p.m.  Click below to watch the live webcast brought to you by ESPX.  Go Bombers!
 

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nvanzile - Posted Monday, Mar 27, 2017 9:23:09 AM

The Varsity Lacrosse Bombers had a great opening week of the season with wins over Milford (22-5) and Loveland (19-3) and looked to make it perfect on Saturday when they hosted Thomas Worthington from Columbus.

St. Xavier went to work early and often as they scored six goals in the opening quarter.  Junior Duke Alf scored 2 of those while his classmate Johnny Marrocco also recorded 2.  The other two goals came from senior Caleb Anderson and junior Matt Torbeck.

The 2nd quarter was much of the same as Alf scored 3 more goals in the quarter to give him 5 total on the game and 19 on the week. Senior Josh Glaser scored 2 goals and Anderson and Marrocco each scored one.  Alf and Marrocco completed their hat tricks to lead the Bombers to a 14-0 halftime lead. 

The 3rd quarter did not see as much scoring with the running clock in place and the Bombers' defense of seniors Zach Groene (GK), Brady Stoll, Anthony Longi and Carl Grimm continued to play tough continued to keep the Cardinals off the scoreboard.  St. Xavier scored four more goals as Marrocco added his 4th of the game and Anderson scored 2 more to complete his hat trick and have 4 total as well.  Junior Brett Berger also scored to make it 18-0 heading to the final quarter.

The Bombers played with mostly their reserves in the game in the 4th quarter and allowed one goal but scored six more times.  Senior Chad Adair recorded 2 goals while Berger scored again.  Junior Daniel Jacob found the back of the cage as well as senior Nick Shamsi and junior John Holcomb.

With the 24-1 win, St. Xavier improves to 3-0 on the season.  The Bombers will be tested this week with Cathedral HS from Indiana coming to St. Xavier on Tuesday for a 7:00 game and then hitting the road on Saturday for a game vs. Upper Arlington at 7:30.  Cathedral and Upper Arlington are both defending State Champions in Indiana and Ohio, respectively. 

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nvanzile - Posted Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 1:16:00 PM

The St. Xavier Varsity Lacrosse Bombers opened the 2017 season this week.  They have their sights on capturing the first ever OHSAA State Lacrosse Div I Championship as the sport is in its first season as a sanctioned sport in the State of Ohio.  Last year, the Bombers advanced to the OHSLA Regional Finals and fell in double overtime to the Loveland Tigers after winning the OHSLA Div I State Title in 2015.  Revenge was on their minds on Wednesday night as the Tigers made another trip to Ballaban Field for a regular season game.

St. Xavier scored early and often as the Bombers got on the board only 22 seconds into the game when junior Duke Alf found the back of the cage.  Just over a minute later, senior Joe Goslee scored to make it a 2-0 game.  St. Xavier would score 5 more times and senior GK Zach Groene came up with some big saves, one with 2 seconds left, to make it a 7-0 advantage at the end of the 1st quarter.  Alf converted his hat trick, 3rd goal of the game, when he scored with 10:41 left in the 2nd quarter to make it 8-0.  He would score two more times in the quarter for his 4th and 5th goals of the game to lead the Bombers to an 11-1 lead at halftime.  The 2nd half started with a Loveland goal to make it an 11-2 game but that was the closest the Tigers would get.  Senior Josh Glaser responded with his 3rd goal of the game to make it 12-2 while junior Johnny Marrocco scored three goals in the quarter to lead the Bombers to a 16-2 advantage at the end of 3 quarters.  With the running clock in place, the 4th quarter was low scoring but Alf found the back of the cage again with his 7th goal of the game and Marrocco also scored to record his 4th goal of the game.  Senior Chad Adair got into the act with a goal of his own to cap the scoring for St. Xavier.  Loveland did score with one minute remaining to narrow the margin of defeat.  St. Xavier put the Regional Finals game behind them by winning 19-3 over the Tigers.

Alf led the way with his 7 goals while Marrocco recorded 4 goals and 2 assists.  Glaser finished the game with 3 goals and 1 assist.  Groene finished the game with at least 6 saves while the defense led by seniors Brady Stoll, Carl Grimm and Anthony Longi kept the Loveland offense quiet all night long.

On Monday night, the Bombers faced Milford at home to open the season and after a 40 minute lightning delay, St. Xavier dominated.  Alf scored 7 goals in that game as well to lead the Bombers to a 22-5 victory.

With the win on Wednesday night, St. Xavier improves to 2-0 on the season and turns their sights to Thomas Worthington HS.  They face the Cardinals at home on Saturday, March 25 at Noon with the JV game before at 10:00 am.  Thomas Worthington finished the 2016 season at 8-12.

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bschulte - Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 12:41:37 PM
The Bombers take on Loveland at home on Wednesday, March 22. Varsity begins at 7:00 p.m.  Click below to watch the live webcast brought to you by ESPX.  Go Bombers!
 

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bschulte - Posted Monday, Mar 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM
The Bombers take on Milford at home on Monday, March 20. Varsity begins at 7:00 p.m.  Click below to watch the live webcast brought to you by ESPX.
 

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nvanzile - Posted Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 9:36:00 PM

The 2016 St. Xavier Spring Athletic Programs experienced great success as they clinched the GCL All Sports Trophy for the school to close out the 2015-2016 school year.  Recently, the Cincinnati Enquirer named the All Star student athletes for each sport.  Read below for the Bombers' student athletes that were named All Stars. (All descriptions and photos courtesy of cincinnati.com)

Baseball

2nd Team -

Sam Klare ('17): Named first-team all-GCL South, the junior infielder/pitcher hit .344 with a team-high 24 RBI.

Honorable Mention: JP Bitzenhofer ('16)

Click Here for the complete Cincinnati.com Baseball All Stars Article

Lacrosse

Co-Player of the Year - Griffin Buczek ('16) - The senior was chosen by the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association as the attacker of the year. The All-American also made first-team all-state and was the Division I Southwest region player of the year.

Coach of the Year - Nate Sprong - Coached the Bombers to a 19-3 record and No. 3 ranking in the Midwest by LaxPower.com.

1st Team -

Alex Deters ('16): The senior was chosen by the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association as the goalie of the year. Deters also made first-team all-state. Was selected to the Southwest region first team.

Jacob Lang ('16): The senior midfielder was selected to the all-American team and made first-team all-state. Was selected to the Southwest region first team.

Anthony Longi ('17): The junior defenseman was named second-team all-state by the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association. Was selected to the Southwest region first team.

Brady Stoll ('17): The junior defenseman was named third-team all-state by the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association. Was selected to the Southwest region first team.

George Thurner ('16): The senior attacker was named third-team all-state by the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association. Was selected to the Southwest region first team.

2nd Team -

Caleb Anderson ('17): The junior midfielder was selected to the Southwest region first team.

Stephen Ray ('16): The senior long-stick midfielder was selected to the Southwest region first team.

Donny Stock ('18): The sophomore face-off specialist was selected to the Southwest region first team.

Honorable Mention - Duke Alf ('18) and Carl Grimm ('17)

Click Here for the complete Cincinnati.com Lacrosse All Stars article

Tennis

Co-Player of the Year - Andrew Niehaus ('16): The senior finished fourth in the state in Division I singles. He was the district champion at Centerville. Niehaus was GCL South player of the year.

1st Team -

Peter Schulties ('17): The junior made the Division I state tournament in doubles with teammate Waqas Tanveer, advancing to the second round. The pair finished third at the district tournament. In the GCL South, Schulteis was second team in singles.

Waqas Tanveer ('16): The senior advanced to the Division I state tournament in doubles with teammate Peter Schulties. The pair was third at the district tournament. In the GCL South, Tanveer was first team in singles.

2nd Team -

Max De Curtins ('19); The freshman made it to the second round of the Division I district singles tournament. In the GCL South, he was first team in doubles with teammate Neil Bostick.

Neil Bostick ('16); The senior made it to the second round in the Division I district doubles tournament with teammate Cam Geoppinger. In the GCL South, he was first team in doubles with partner Max De Curtins.

Cam Geoppinger ('17): The junior made it to the second round in the district doubles tournament with teammate Neil Bostick. In the GCL South, he was first team in doubles with partner Joe Beischel.

Honorable Mention - Joe Beischel ('18)

Click Here for the complete Cincinnati.com Tennis All Stars Article

Track and Field

Honorable Mention - Matthew Hoak ('19) and Austin Angeline ('16)

Click Here for the complete Cincinnati.com Track and Field All Stars Article

Volleyball

1st Team -

Evan Bretl ('16): Bretl helped lead the Bombers to a 15-5 record during the season. The GCL-South first-teamer made the Division I South region first team.

2nd Team -

Lee Yates ('16): Yates, a GCL-South first-teamer, made the Division I South region second team.

Honorable Mention - Ben Pung ('18) and Thomas Roberts ('17)

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nvanzile - Posted Friday, May 27, 2016 10:35:47 PM

The St. Xavier Bombers hosted the Loveland Tigers on Friday night in the 2016 OHSLA State Tournament Southwest Regional Finals.  In front of a big crowd at St. Xavier Stadium, the Tigers were up to the task against the #1 team in the state.  They won the opening face-off and scored 1:22 into the game to go ahead 1-0 early.  Senior Jacob Lang did not led the lead last long as he score for the Bombers about a minute later to make it a 1-1 game.  He scored again with 4:27 left in the quarter to give St. Xavier a 2-1 lead.  This time Loveland did not let the lead last long as they scored 16 seconds later to tie it back up at 2.  The 2nd quarter opened tied at 2 but St. Xavier scored quickly as Lang recorded the assist this time on a sophomore Duke Alf goal to put St. Xavier back ahead 3-2.  The Tigers hung tough and did not let the Bombers go on a scoring run and eventually tied the game back up with a goal with 6:39 left in the half.  They took the lead to the locker room when they scored again with :40 left to lead 4-3 at half.  The second half was a defensive battle as neither team could score in the 3rd quarter until St. Xavier found the back of the cage with another goal from Lang to make it a 4-4 game going to the last quarter.  Loveland scored with 4:22 remaining to go up 5-4 but senior George Thurner did not let the game end there when he scored with only :30 left to send the game to overtime with a 5-5 score.  Each team held each other scoreless in both overtime number one and two.  Loveland scored in the 3rd overtime to win the game 6-5 to move on to the Final Four.

St. Xavier's season ended with the loss.  The Bombers finished the season with a 19-3 overall record and many accomplishments on the season.  They beat top teams in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Pennsylvania while garnering many individual awards listed below. 

US Lacrosse All Americans

Senior Griffin Buczek

Senior Jacob Lang

Head Coach Nate Sprong - US Lacrosse Ohio South Coach of the Year

All Southwest Ohio Region All Stars

Senior Griffin Buczek - Player of the Year AND Attack Man of the Year

Junior Brady Stoll - Defensemen of the Year

Sophomore Donny Stock - Faceoff Specialist of the Year

Head Coach Nate Sprong - Coach of the Year

First Team:

Midfield - Senior Jacob Lang and Junior Caleb Anderson

Defense - Junior Brady Stoll and Junior Anthony Longi

Attack - Senior Griffin Buczek and Senior George Thurner

LSM - Senior Stephen Ray

Goalie - Senior Alex Deters

FOM - Sophomore Donny Stock

Second Team:

Defense - Junior Carl Grimm

Attack - Sophomore Duke Alf

Honorable Mention:

Senior Nick Pompelia

Senior Mark Wallach

 

 

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nvanzile - Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:51:00 PM

St. Xavier hosted the Mason Comets at St. Xavier Stadium on Tuesday night in the Regional Semi Finals of the 2016 OHSLA State Tournament in a rematch of a regular season game that went the Bombers way 11-5 on Senior Night.  The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday night but Mason agreed to play it a night early to accommodate St. Xavier's graduation ceremonies on Wednesday.

The Bombers scored first only 1:10 into the game when senior Jacob Lang maneuvered through the defense for a goal to put St. Xavier ahead 1-0.  The Bombers committed an unnecessary roughness penalty which gave the Comets a man advantage for 2 minutes with 9:31 left in the 1st quarter.  Mason scored with 9:14 left to tie the game at 1.  St. Xavier scored a shorthanded goal with 7:41 left in the quarter when senior George Thurner found sophomore Duke Alf who made a nice shot fake before finding the back of the cage for a 2-1 Bombers lead.  The Comets responded with a goal to tie the game at 2 with 6:31 left.  Lang capitalized on a Comet defensive breakdown and scored with 3:02 left in the quarter to put the Bombers back ahead 3-2.  Mason scored with 1 second left in a 1 minute power play to tie it at 3 with 1:02 remaining in the opening quarter.  Junior Caleb Anderson opened the scoring in the 2nd to make it 4-3 St. Xavier 31 seconds into the quarter.  Thurner scored 58 seconds into the quarter to put the Bombers ahead 5-3 with the assist from Lang.  Thurner scored again 16 seconds later with the assist from Buczek to put the Bombers out ahead 6-3 as the three goals in the first 1:14 turned the momentum in St. Xavier's favor.  Senior Alex Deters made 4 saves in the first half to keep the Comets off the board in the 2nd quarter and with 5:38 left in the quarter senior Nick Pompelia scored with the assist from Alf to put St. Xavier out to a 7-3 lead that was taken to the locker room.

The 2nd half opened as the 1st half closed when Buczek took a dead ball from behind the goal and quickly found Thurner for a goal :40 into the half to put the Bombers ahead 8-3.  With 8:55 left in the 3rd quarter, St. Xavier scored again when Anderson scored on an assist from Alf to extend the Bombers lead to 9-3.  Only 29 seconds later, Pompelia picked up a ground ball and quickly fired to Buczek who scorched a shot that went by the Comets goalie to make it 10-3.  With 7:53 left, Alf scored on a behind the back shot to extend the lead to 11-3 St. Xavier.  Thurner scored 22 seconds later unassisted for his fourth goal of the evening to make it 12-3 Bombers.  St. Xavier extended their scoring run to 10-0 when Alf found Anderson for a goal to make it 13-3.  Sophomore Jack Kilfoil got in on the scoring action with 1:44 left in the quarter when he scored unassisted to make it 14-3.  Mason scored with 1:26 left to stop the Bombers 11-0 scoring run and made it a 14-4 game.  It was Mason's first goal in almost 25 minutes of game time.  St. Xavier capped an 8-1 3rd quarter advantage when Lang scored with 5 seconds left to make it a 15-4 game headed into the final quarter.  St. Xavier added 1 more goal in the 4th quarter and Mason scored 2 goals to end the game at 16-6 in favor of the Bombers

St. Xavier was led by Thurner who scored 4 goals and 1 assist while Lang scored 3 times with 1 assist.  Alf scored 2 times and had 3 assists with Anderson contributing 3 goals and 1 assist.  Buczek scored 1 time and recorded 3 assists while Pompelia had 1 goal and 1 assist.  Kilfoil and Glaser added the last of the 16 goals for St. Xavier. 

The Bombers advance to the 2016 Div I OHSLA State Tournament SW Regional Finals and will face the winner of the Moeller/Loveland game which will be played Wednesday night.  The game will be played at St. Xavier Stadium with a start time of 7:00 pm. 

Click Here for the Complete 2016 OHSLA State Tournament SW Region

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nvanzile - Posted Friday, May 20, 2016 8:43:00 PM

The St. Xavier Lacrosse team was voted as the top seed in the SW Region of the 2016 OHSLA State Tournament after finishing the regular season 16-2.  As the no. 1 seed, St Xavier earned the right to host the first four rounds of the playoffs if they keep winning.  In the 1st round, they welcomed the Beavercreek Beavers who beat Oak Hills in a play-in game to advance to Wednesday night's game.  St. Xavier took care of the 2nd year program easily by a score of 24-1 to advance to the 2nd round of the OHSLA State Tournament.

Click Here for Photos from the Beavercreek Game Courtesy of Varsity Views.

The Bombers welcomed the Lakota West Firebirds to St. Xavier on Friday night for the 2nd round.  The Firebirds beat Lakota East on Wednesday by a score of 11-8 to advance.  St. Xavier opened the scoring when senior George Thurner scored on an assist from sophomore Duke Alf to take a 1-0 lead.  Lakota West answered quickly 45 seconds later to tie the game at 1.  Senior Griffin Buczek scored when junior Josh Glaser found him on a nice run for the Bombers' 2nd goal of the game and a 2-1 lead.  The Firebirds fought back by scoring the next two goals to take a 3-2 lead.  However, the Bombers did not allow that lead to last long as Buczek scored on an assist from Thurner to tie it a 3.  On the ensuing faceoff, sophomore Donny Stock won it and took it all the way down the field for another goal to make it 4-3 St. Xavier.  Senior Jacob Lang scored two goals and Buczek added another one before the end of the 1st to make it a 7-3 Bombers' lead at the end of the opening quarter.  St. Xavier added 8 more goals in the 2nd quarter while conceding only 1 to lead 15-4 at the half.  The Bombers put the game away with 3 goals in the 3rd quarter to lead 18-4 and then 4 more in the 4th quarter to put the game away by a score of 22-5.  Junior Zach Groene held the Firebirds scoreless while he was in there for the Bombers.  St. Xavier's offense was led by Thurner who scored 5 goals and Buczek who scored 4 goals and contributed 4 assists.  Lang scored 3 times and had 2 assists.  Senior Mark Wallach scored 2 goals while senior Nick Pompelia scored 1 goal and had 1 assist. 

St. Xavier will battle the Mason Comets on Tuesday, May 27 at St. Xavier Stadium at 7:00 pm in the Regional Semi Finals. The game was moved from May 28 to May 27 due to graduation ceremonies for St. Xavier.  Mason defeated Elder 11-5 on Friday night to advance.

Click Here for the Complete OHSLA State Tournament SW Region Bracket

 

 

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nvanzile - Posted Sunday, May 15, 2016 8:31:56 PM

The Bombers' Varsity Lacrosse program played the 2016 regular season with a bullseye on their backs as the defending Ohio State Champions and responded great by finishing 16-2 overall.  The Bombers finished the season as the no. 1 ranked team in the State of Ohio according to laxpower.com's Ohio computer rankings.  They scored wins over the no. 2 team in Ohio (Upper Arlington), the no. 1 team in Indiana (Cathedral HS) and the no. 3 team in Kentucky (Lou. St. Xavier).  St. Xavier's only losses came to Culver Military Academy who was the no. 1 seed in the Midwest Tournament and an early season loss to Upper Arlington which they avenged later in the year. 

With their strong regular season, the Bombers were voted as the no. 1 seed in the OHSLA State Tournament Southwest Region which guarantees them home games until the State Tournament semi-finals if they continue to advance.  They will play the winner of the May 16th Oak Hills at Beavercreek game on Wednesday, May 18th at St. Xavier Stadium at 7:00 pm in the 2nd round to open the tournament.  The Bombers have not played either team this season but beat Oak Hills last year in the 2nd round of the State Tournament by a score of 22-1.  Should St. Xavier advance thru the 2nd and 3rd rounds they would most likely be faced with a rematch against Mason in the Regional semi-finals, a team they beat 11-5 on senior night at St. Xavier.  If they advance to the Regional Finals, they could face rival Moeller or Loveland, both teams they beat earlier in the season. 

Click Here for the Complete OHSLA Division I Southwest Regional Bracket

 

Click Here for Photos From the Season Courtesy of VarsityViews.com

 

 

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nvanzile - Posted Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:46:00 PM

The Varsity Lacrosse team put its State of Ohio number 1 ranking on the line when they traveled to face the number 1 ranked team in Indiana, Cathedral HS.  The Irish boasted a 14-2 record heading into Saturday's matchup while the Bombers sported a 15-2 record.  It was a great way to end the regular season for the defending Division 1 Ohio State Champions as a tune up for the 2016 playoffs where they look to defend their title.

The Bombers struck quickly as junior Caleb Anderson found the back of the cage only 1:44 into the game to put St. Xavier ahead 1-0.  The Irish scored three quick goals in response to go ahead 3-1 with 7:08 left in the 1st quarter.   Senior George Thurner scored on an assist from senior Jacob Lang to cut the Bombers' deficit to 3-2 with 6:47 left in the 1st quarter.  With only 47 seconds left in the quarter, Lang tied the game up at 3 but Cathedral took the lead back at 4-3 when they scored with 14 seconds left. Lang picked up in the 2nd quarter right where he left off in the 1st by scoring a goal to tie the game at 4 with 10:53 left in the half.  Both teams were held scoreless for a little over ten minutes until Thurner scored his second of the game with 2:43 left in the half to put the Bombers back ahead 5-4 heading to the locker room.  St. Xavier struck first in the 2nd half when senior Griffin Buczek scored unassisted with 8:53 left in the 3rd quarter to make it 6-4 Bombers.  Cathedral went on to score two goals in a span of 22 seconds to tie the game up at 6 with 7:29 left in the quarter.  The Irish went back ahead by a score of 7-6 when they scored with 4:11 left in the quarter.  St. Xavier would not go into the last quarter losing as Thurner found Lang for another goal to tie the game up with 53 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.  Thurner and Lang connected again in the 4th quarter as Lang converted a pass from Thurner for another goal to put the Bombers back ahead 8-7 only 13 seconds into the 4th quarter.  St. Xavier turned up the offensive pressure as they scored the next 4 goals to extend their lead to 12-7 with 6:17 left in the game.  Thurner scored two of those goals while Anderson scored one and junior Josh Glaser added one as well.  The Irish scored one more time to make it 12-8 but that's as close as they would get.  St. Xavier sealed the game with two more goals, one more from Lang and another from Buczek, to win 14-8.

St. Xavier closes the regular season at 16-2 overall and ranked #1 in the State of Ohio according to the laxpower.com's computer rankings.  The win gives the Bombers quality victories over the no. 1 ranked team in Indiana, the no. 2 ranked team in Ohio (Upper Arlington), and the no. 3 team in Kentucky (Lou. St. Xavier).  Those wins should give the Bombers a very high seed in the OHSLA Tournament Draw tomorrow.  The Bombers will look to defend their State Title in the tournament as brackets will be posted on Monday, May 16.

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nvanzile - Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:46:28 AM

The Varsity Lacrosse team celebrated and thanked their seniors and their parents for their years of dedication to the program.  This group of seniors was vital to the 2015 State Championship as juniors so it was a special night.  The 20 seniors recognized were Griffin Buczek, Brody Crew, Jacob Dayton, Alex Deters, Michael Donnelly, Johnny Honebrink, Evan Kamp, Jacob Lang, Alex Murtha, Nick Pompelia, Stephen Ray, Charlie Robson, Charles Schultheis, George Thurner, Cameron Todd, Nick Tufts, Mark Wallach, Carter Ward and Chase Wilkerson.

After the pregame ceremony, the Bombers took the field against Mason HS.  The Bombers scored the first goal of the game with 7:08 left in the 1st Quarter when Wallach found the back of the cage for a 1-0 lead.  Lang converted for a goal about 2 minutes later to give St. Xavier a 2-0 lead.  With 2:57 left in the quarter, Pompelia found Buczek for another St. Xavier goal to put the Bombers ahead 3-0.  Just before the end of the 1st quarter, junior Josh Glaser scored on an assist from Buczek to make it 4-0 after 1 quarter.  Lang converted his 2nd goal of the game with the assist from Buczek with 7:54 left in the 2nd quarter to put the Bombers ahead 5-0.  54 seconds later, Buczek scored another goal on an assist from junior Caleb Anderson to extend the lead to 6-0.  St. Xavier scored one more goal before halftime when Lang scored again for his hat trick to make it a 7-0 lead at the half.  The Bombers kept the pressure on in the 2nd half as Wallach scored again just over a minute into the 3rd quarter to make it 8-0.  Mason scored 2 goals with 5:54 and 5:46 left in the quarter to get on the board and make it an 8-2 game.  Lang responded with a goal to extend the lead to 9-2 with 1:45 left in the 3rd quarter.  St. Xavier scored two more times in the 4th quarter with 2 more goals from Buczek with assists from Lang and Glaser.  Mason scored 3 times in the final quarter but could not get any closer than 11-5. 

The Bombers improved to 15-2 on the season and will wrap up their regular season when they travel to Indianapolis on Saturday, May 14 for a game vs. Cathedral HS at Noon.  The tournament draw will be announced Sunday afternoon as the Bombers will look to repeat as State Champions.

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