Tower Hill came out on fire in the second half, scoring four goals in the first 4:03 to take the lead, as it rallied to defeat No. 8 Caesar Rodney 12-6 in the quarterfinals of the Delaware High School Boys Lacrosse Tournament.
The Hillers dominated the third quarter by outscoring CR 6-0 during the period. They went on to outscore the Riders 9-0 in the second half.
Senior attack Evan DeDominicis scored three of his game-high six goals in the third quarter, while junior midfielder Ripley Nielson scored two of his three goals during the uprising for Tower Hill (15-2).
"This team impresses me," duPont said about his squad. "Good teams can find a way to win ugly games."
Tower Hill outshot the Riders 33-14.
It was a major letdown for upset-minded Caesar Rodney (12-6), which broke out to a surprising 5-1 lead in the first half.
Ryan MacLeish led the Riders with a pair of goals.
Caesar Rodney 3 3 0 0-6
Tower Hill 1 2 6 3-12
Goals-CR: MacLeish 2, Hoffstadt, Matsko, McPhail, Miracle; TH: DeDominicis 6, Nielson 3, Graham 2, Robino. Assists-CR: Matsko; TH: Timmons, Robino.
Shots-CR 14; TH 33. Saves-CR (Jackson) 11; TH (Murray) 6. Groundballs-CR 22; Tower Hill email@example.com