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
Rick has worked in print and broadcast journalism for more than 35 years. He's covered golf in one medium or another for more than 30. He is the co-author of the book So You Want to Play Golf with PGA professional Kim Verrecchio and the host of the Women's Golf Report podcast.
Most recently, Rick served as an associate editor for The Mulligan Magazine. He also served as an associate editor for Philadelphia Golf Magazine and New Jersey State Golf from 2004-07.
Rick covered his first LPGA Tour event in 1986 and continues to cover women's golf for various media outlets. High on his bucket list is having the opportunity to one day play in an LPGA Tour pro am.
Rick is also a longtime correspondent for two suburban Philadelphia daily newspapers, the Intelligencer and the Bucks County Courier Times in Doylestown, PA. Over the course of his career he has coverzed a wide variety of sporting events.
He is also a veteran play by play and public address announcer, and handles the PA mic for the nationally ranked Delaware Valley University football program.
Rick is also a longtime contributor to Referee, a magazine devoted to sports officiating. He called his first baseball game at age 13 and continues to umpire softball and baseball today.
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