The SLA Boys Ultimate team beat in-town rivals Masterman on Monday in a thrilling 15-12 tune-up for the State Championships. SLA and Masterman are the two school representing Philadelphia at the State Championships on Memorial Day weekend, so this match-up featured two of the top teams in the region!
The game was a see-saw battle with the lead changing six times before SLA took the half at 8-7 with a quick strike two-throw goal - with junior Eli Block throwing to junior Nate Little who threw the goal to freshman Elijah Washington. Masterman kept fighting and looked like they might have momentum on their side when they took the lead 11-10.
But Rockets were determined to take the game, and the team's zone defense - led by juniors Saamir Baker, Jori Gerveni and Malachi Johnson - created turnover after turnover as the Rockets went on a 5-1 run to seal the game 15-12.
The boys have one more tune-up game before the State Championships when they face off against North Penn on Wednesday, May 24th at 4:00 pm at their home field of 31st and Chestnut. Come out and cheer on the Rockets!