Raiders beat #3 Lville to bring back Prep "A" Title
Jamie L. McKee
The number one-seeded Raiders welcomed the third-seeded Big Red from The Lawrenceville School to the Natale Family Field on Monday. Weather conditions were perfect for a championship game on this day unlike their earlier season meeting, which ended in a 10-9 comeback in favor of Lawrenceville.
In the first sixty seconds on this day, Mason Bonnie ’18 attacked and scored to give the Big Red their first and only lead of the afternoon and after three seasons, the NJISAA Prep “A” Boys’ Lacrosse title has returned to The Hun School.
Trevor Deubner ’20 scored twice and Tim Murray ’21 chipped in his own goal to put the Raiders ahead 3-1 at the end of the first quarter. Deubner then took a step back and helped to masterfully manage the rest of the game for The Hun School where he added an assist to his name on the stat sheet.
Devon Cowan ’19, who netted 4 goals against Lawrenceville in their April meeting, finished with three goals in this tilt. One goal came on a pretty drive in the second quarter and then two in the fourth quarter to cap off the 9-6 victory.
Jake Wright ’19 opened the half with a goal for the Raiders to put them ahead 5-2 before Lawrenceville made a push to tie the game at five. With 1:32 remaining in the third quarter, Grant Hansen ’20 accepted a pass from Jackson Barletta ’19 and shot bottom left to allow The Hun School to regain the lead.
Thomas Ehret ’18, who took ten shots on the afternoon, opened the final frame with a goal for the Big Red and tie the game at six apiece. A little more than a minute later, Devon Cowan drove from behind the net, made a Superman leap into the air and then backhanded the ball past the goalie. Grant Hansen tallied his second goal of the game off of a quick transition thanks to a solid defensive performance from the Raiders following a Lawrenceville timeout.
Not to be overlooked, Gabe Craven ’20 had an impressive 15-save performance for The Hun School in goal. The Raiders also won the faceoff battle of Lawrenceville 10-7.
The Hun School Stat Leaders:
Devon Cowan ’19: 3 goals
Trevor Deubner ’20: 2 goals, 1 assist, and 1GB
Grant Hansen ’20: 2 goals
Timothy Murray ’21 and Jake Wright ’19: 1 goal each
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.