Lacrosse team starts season 4-0


Brendan O'Connor

High rankings and high expectations for Varsity Lax

The Lacrosse team has offered no reason to lower expectations so far this season, as they have won each of their first four games in convincing fashion. They began with two victories against Maryland powerhouses Loyola Blakefield and St. Mary’s and more recently dominated West Chester East and Spring-Ford.

Entering Loyola Blakefield, there were high expectations because Haverford had beaten them 11-9 earlier in the week. Malvern got off to a fast start thanks to impressive defense by Greg Pelton and Mike Mulqueen, leading 4-0 at halftime. They fought back in the second half, making the score 7-5, but a late goal by Kevin McGeary sealed the win at 8-5. Charles Kelly was 12 of 17 on face-offs and Carson Cocco had 9 saves in net. Kyle Anderson began his Malvern career well with two goals and an assist.

St. Mary’s had given the team struggles in the past, but Malvern was able to pull it out, 12-9, thanks to a strong second half. Conor Glancy was the story of the game, scoring five goals. Sam Stroud had 12 saves in his first ever start and freshman Mike Fay scored his first Malvern goal.

Malvern had a much easier time against West Chester East and Spring-Ford, winning 17-2 and 14-3, respectively. Malvern faces its next test on March 26 in Salesianum. PIAA mainstays Avon Grove and La Salle round out our pre-Inter Ac schedule, which begins on April 4 with Germantown Academy.