La Salle 5, St. Joseph’s Prep 1

Michael Casey scored two goals and assisted on another as La Salle bested St. Joseph’s Prep 5-1 at the Skatium Friday night in the Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference’s regular-season finale. David Kimmel added a goal and two assists as the Explorers closed the regular season at 7-4 and 6-3 in the APAC. They won their last five games and six of their last seven.

The Hawks finished at 3-8 overall and 1-8 in conference.

The two teams will have a rematch on Monday night at 7:30 at Grundy Arena in a Founders Cup playoff semifinal. The winner will face Malvern Prep on Wednesday in the final. Holy Ghost Prep withdrew from the playoffs.

La Salle 2 1 2—5

St. Joseph’s Prep 0 1 0—1

First-period goals: Michael Casey (L) from David Kimmel, 1;54 (sh); Kimmel (L) from Casey, 4:06; Connor Burman (SJP) from Jeffrey Hammnd and Nick Storti, 14:12 (pp)

Second-period goal: Casey (L) from Kimmel, 1:57

Third-period goals: Chase Hannon (L) from Keenan Schneider, 9:00 (sh) Michael Roman (L) from Jake Hannon, 11:42 (pp)

Shots: La Salle 40, St. Joseph’s Prep 28; Saves: Liam Gross (L) 28, Rocco Bruno (SJP) 35

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