Donovan Catholic Boys Lacrosse Gaining Experience By Lou Monaco

The Donovan Catholic boys lacrosse team started its season with a four-game losing streak, but got back on the winning side of the ledger last Monday.

Junior attacker Andrew Schlendorf tallied a game-high four goals and junior midfielder Trevor Barber added three goals with three assists to lead Donovan Catholic to an 11-4 road victory over Mater Dei Prep in New Monmouth.


Freshman midfielder/attacker William Duddy posted two goals with an assist and freshman midfielder Daniel Murphy chipped in with one goal and two assists for Donovan Catholic, which trailed 1-0 after the first quarter.

Donovan Catholic responded with a three-goal second quarter to take a 4-2 halftime lead and then exploded for eight goals in the third quarter to take control and secure the win.

In the next game, the Griffins dropped a 17-5 road decision to Lacey.

Statistically, Barber leads the team in goals scored with 15 and Schlendorf is second with eight.

Murphy has had a solid season in his rookie varsity campaign with five goals and six assists.

After a road matchup with Wall last Saturday, the Griffins have three games on tap this week starting with a visit to Manasquan on Monday. Barnegat comes to town for a 5 pm clash on Wednesday and then it’s back on the road to face Jackson Liberty on Saturday, Apr. 28 at 4 pm.