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Somerset Hunterdon Boys Lacrosse, May 8

Posted Wednesday, May 08, 2013 by Mike Dimino

Somerset/Hunterdon boys lacrosse this week, May 8

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Griffin Connor (right) leads Bernards in points. (Andrew Miller/For The Star-Ledger)
Chris Hachey/For The Star-LedgerBy Chris Hachey/For The Star-Ledger 
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on May 07, 2013 at 11:00 PM, updated May 07, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Bernards, No. 19 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, has won 11 of its last 12 thanks in large part to a balanced offense. Griffin Connor has helped facilitate spreading the wealth on the offensive side of the field for Bernards.

Connor has 32 goals and 30 assists on the season for a team-leading 62 points. The senior has 13 games with multiple points this season and has seven games with at least three goals scored. The Marquette-bound midfielder has 11 games with at least two assists. In a 10-8 victory over Montgomery on Monday in the Somerset County Tournament, Connor had three goals and two assists. Bernards will meet Ridge in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Somerville, No. 9 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, has been the downfall of unbeaten teams in recent weeks.

On April 26, Somerville handed No. 12 Rutgers Prep its first loss of the season, and on Monday it beat No. 4 Moorestown, 9-8, for the Burlington County team's lone loss of the season. Somerville has won 11 straight games since an opening-day loss to No. 7 Ridge.

Somerville is getting contributions from many different players, with five different double-digit goal scorers led by Dan Remoli (34 goals, 10 assists) and Matt Raposo (25 goals, 22 assists). Logan LeBlond (21 goals, 28 assists) and Michael Waterfield (20 goals, three assists) have been solid, as has Casey McAdam, who leads the team with 120 ground balls and is a strong faceoff specialist. The defense of Pat Grega, Chris Contino, and Mike Dimino has helped shut down opponents in front of goalies John Murphy and Garrett Morello. Somerville hosts Watchung Hills in the quarterfinals of the Somerset County Tournament on Wednesday.

The Somerset County Tournament is in the quarterfinal round, which will be played on Wednesday. The semifinals will be held on May 11 and the final will take place on May 16 at 7 p.m. at Ridge High in Basking Ridge.

The fourth Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament begins on Wednesday. Hunterdon Central is the top seed and won the first three H/W/S tournaments. The quarterfinals are set for Friday and the semifinals Monday. The final is scheduled for May 15 at 6 p.m. at Hunterdon Central in Flemington.

You can reach Chris Hachey at chachey@njschoolsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisHacheyHS

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