St. John’s Prep junior goaltender Lucas DeAngelo brought the heat against the Andover Golden Warriors. DeAngelo and the Eagles kept the Andover (14-6) at bay for the majority game, coming away with a 13-6 victory and a date with BC High in the quarterfinals Wednesday at home. The Eagles played a terrific game all around, as 9 different players scored. Juniors Chris Casey, Andrew Gallahue, and Sam Frick and senior Anthony Merullo each scored twice for the Eagles (13-6). Senior middie Derek Osbahr led the team with nine ground balls, while senior defenseman Bryan Uva contributed with eight. DeAngelo though, despite only 10 saves on the day, was key in net, breaking up chances before Andover attackers had any opportunity to shoot, and making a few spectacular saves along the way. After a slow first quarter that ended with the Prep leading, 2-1, the Eagles broke through late in the second quarter. With approximately 4:30 to play in the half, St. John's Prep went on a 5-0 scoring run to end the half that included three goals in 23 seconds. When the halftime buzzer sounded, the Eagles led 8-2 and never looked back. Andover captain Andrew Eriksen made things interesting at the end, scoring three quick goals to lead an Andover surge that brought the score within six, but the Golden Warriors ultimately fell short. Eriksen finished with 4 goals on the day. “We are happy to be hosting the game Wednesday. It’s an opponent [BC High] we’re very familiar with, but we’ve got to keep working – it’s only going to get harder as we go along,” said Eagles coach John Roy.
St. John’s Prep 13, Andover 6
Saturday, Jun. 1, 2013, at Danvers
Updated: Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:23 p.m.