Meade's boys lacrosse team improved its record to 4-1 Thursday by capturing the championship of the Cape Henlopen Quick Sticks Lacrosse Tournament in Lewes, Del.
The Mustangs trounced Glasgow (Del.) in the opening round, 16-3. Brendan Mahoney (two assists) and Matt Coyne (one assist) led the winners with three goals each. Mike Hurtz (one assist), Mike Ogden, and Carlos Acaron added two goals each, while Nate Carter and David Bernier contributed single goals.
In the semifinal matchup, Meade nipped Unionville (Pa.), 6-5, as Hurtz and Mahoney took team-high honors with two goals each. Acaron, Ogden, and Randy Reinecke chipped in with one goal apiece. TournamentMost Valuable Player Fred Powell (39 saves in three games) stopped 17 shots on goal.
The Mustangs clinched the championship with a 6-3 win over Cape Henlopen. Acaron led Meade with three goals, while Mahoney, Carter, Hurtz, Ogden and Drew Barone scored one each. Powell made 14 saves.
Meade head coach Lou Norbeck, who started the Cape Henlopen program back in the mid-1970s, was pleased with his team's performance throughout the tournament.
"This was an emotionally satisfying win for us," said Norbeck. "We played against some really good teams, and we got the chance to see some talent from other parts ofthe country. Our team really rose to the occasion."