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Cardinal Mooney Rallies for the 14-13 OT Win over Plant!

(FLN: Thanks to the Cardinal Mooney coaching staff for providing this!)

It was a great night for lacrosse at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School as the Cougars took the field against 2022 Final 4 participant, Plant High School Panthers.  This game featured two of the best teams in SW Florida and it did not disappoint.  Most of the game was back and forth, with a total of 7 ties throughout the game. 

In the 4th quarter, Plant seemed determined to pull away after goals from Rogan Kane and Turner Ashby (both outstanding on the night) made the score 13-9 with 6:15 left in the game.  Mooney began their comeback with a goal from Sophomore Carston Shepherd at the 4:14 mark, and it didn’t stop there.  The Cougars went on to score 3 unanswered goals in a span of 1:13, led by Junior Captain Giovanni Zanoni and 2 scores by Senior Captain Sean Laureano to tie the game up and send it to overtime. 

After a faceoff win by Plant, Junior Mason Sheffield made the defensive play of the night on a turnover and laser pass to Sophomore Jake Morales who started the fast break and made a perfect pass to Laureano for the game winner 2:10 into overtime. 

Cardinal Mooney was led by Sean Laureano with 5 goals and 2 assists, Sophomore Jamison McCusker with 3 goals and 3 assists, and Junior Captain Giovanni Zanoni with 2 goals and 2 assists. 

Cardinal Mooney will take on another 2022 Final Four contender, Winter Park, at Cardinal Mooney this Friday @ 7pm. Plant will take on Steinbrenner tonight.

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