An effective combination with Wyatt Malia helped Anthony Caporuscio surpass the 200-goal mark for his career Tuesday night while leading Crestwood to a 16-6, first-round victory over District 4 champion Selinsgrove in a PIAA Class 2A boys lacrosse game at Danville.
Just a sophomore, Caporuscio led the Crestwood attack with six goals and three assists.
“He’s a very dynamic player,” Crestwood coach Brian Zabroski said. “ … He has defenders all over him, but he’s still able to find gaps.
“He plays with all heart.”
The Comets, the Wyoming Valley Conference and District 2 champions, reached the state quarterfinals for the second straight year. They will play District 3, third-place finisher York Catholic Saturday.
Caporuscio received plenty of support from Malia, who scored four goals and got four of his five assists on Caporuscio goals. Caporuscio also set up one of Malia’s scores.
“He and Wyatt had a nice connection across the field,” Zabroski said.
Sean Murphy scored three goals and had an assist.
Crestwood opened leads of 6-1 after one quarter and 10-2 at halftime. The Comets made it 16-2 after three quarters.
Goalie Reed Karaska made 13 saves for the Comets.
T.J. Kulak, who had two assists, and Owen Grigas, who had one, each scored twice.
Charlie Hayes led Selinsgrove with four goals.
Radnor 20, Wyoming Seminary 2
Defending state champion Radnor scored a dozen first-half goals and shut out Wyoming Seminary for the final 29:58 to run away with a PIAA Class 2A girls lacrosse first-round state tournament game at Lake-Lehman’s Eddie Edwards Stadium.
Radnor opened a 7-0 lead in the first 14:38.
Emily Sims scored both goals for Wyoming Seminary, the eight-time District 2 champion. Paige Parsons assisted one of the goals and the other was unassisted.
The Blue Knights lost just once within District 2 and avenged that loss with victories over Lake-Lehman in both the Wyoming Valley Conference and district championship games.
Ellie Mueller scored twice in the first three minutes and finished with five goals to lead Radnor. Cate Cox added three goals and three assists.