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Stepinac Lacrosse Wins Downstate Catholic Schools Title

The 2013 Catholic High Schools Downstate lacrosse champion Stepinac Crusaders.
The 2013 Catholic High Schools Downstate lacrosse champion Stepinac Crusaders. Photo Credit: Stepinac Lacrosse

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Andrew Murray scored four goals and Tommy Keane added two goals as Archbidhop Stepinac captured its first state lacrosse title in school history Thursday with a 10-8 victory over St. Mary's.

The win capped an historic season for the Crusaders, as they won both the New York area Catholic High School Athletic Association's Class A league and downstate titles for the first time in team history with a record of 16-7. The Crusaders opened a 6-3 halftime lead and led 10-5 after three quarters before St. Mary's scored three goals in the fourth to close the gap. Dom Vallario, Chrystian Lopez, Danny Sullivan and Spencer O'Toole each scored a goal for the Crusaders and goaltender Bobby DiNapoli recorded eight saves in the championship game.