Boys lacrosse: Spring-Ford looks to end OJR's three-year stranglehold on PAC-10 title



At Spring-Ford’s Coach McNelly Stadium

7 p.m.


Records: Owen J. Roberts is 13-6 overall (11-3 PAC-10 regular season); Spring-Ford is 17-2 (14-0)

Previous matchups: Spring-Ford swept the regular-season series, winning 16-11 on April 4 and 17-4 on April 18

Last 10: The Wildcats are 7-3 and have won four straight since dropping a 9-8 decision to Boyertown on April 29 … The Rams are 9-1 over their last 10, losing only to perennial District One power Great Valley 13-8 last Saturday in a Final Four tuneup

How they got here: Owen J. Roberts survived Methacton, 12-11, when Division I recruit Kohl Batdorf cashed the decisive goal with 2:01 remaining … Spring-Ford dominated Boyertown 9-2 behind Jared Novia’s 18 saves and Paul Major’s hat trick

OJR players to watch: Batdorf, Nick Tordone (3 goals vs. Methacton), Chris Antich (3 goals vs. Methacton), John Pennell, Tyler Graham, Dylan Swope

Spring-Ford players to watch: Novia, Major, Brian Bock, Drew Thomas, Zach Monzo, Matt Glowacki, Troy Szostek, Max Ullman

Inside stuff: OJR is going for the four-peat, winning the last three years … Spring-Ford last won the championship in 2007

They said it: “We’re going to come out and beat Spring-Ford,” said Batdorf, a Hobart signee with 300-plus career goals who declined an opportunity to squash that bold prediction.

Prediction: Spring-Ford has too many weapons for the Wildcats. Playing on their home turf,  Novia and the Rams finally get their revenge, rolling 14-6.