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Harrison Rauh scored three goals and Andrew McGinley added two as Washington Township defeated Eastern 6-3 in the second round of the playoffs and eliminated the Vikings from contention. The first period was a scoring fest as the teams combined for seven goals. Sean Pomerantz opened the scoring for the Vikings as the freshman forward scored his first of two on the night to give Eastern a 1-0 lead five minutes into the game. Township would bounce back scoring two goals in less than one minute. 

After Anthony Lonasco would tie the game at 1-1 with Rauh getting the assist, Rauh would give Township a 2-1 lead with Lonasco and Andrew Matlack getting the helpers. At the eight minute mark Pomerantz would tie the game at 2-2 scoring unassisted. McGinley would give Township the lead for good less than one minute after Eastern had tied the game and the lead became 4-2 when Rauh scored with three minutes left in the period. Kristian Massanova got the Vikings to within 4-3 in the final minute of the period, but who knew the Vikings would not score another goal. 

Township goalie Matt Lynch, who has been solid all season, stopped all 24 shots over the final two periods. McGinley would get his second of the night at the eight minute mark of the second period to give Township some breathing room at 5-3. Moments after the goal Eastern would have a chance on the power play to close the gap but Lynch kept them off the board and Rauh would complete his hat trick late in the third as Township ended the season for the Vikings. Next up is a rematch with Cherokee, with the winner moving on to play Moorestown. 

Written by Mike Costantino

Posted in: Eastern, Wash Twp
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