LANSDALE >> Eric Bauer was a marked man but he squeezed in two second-half goals, keeper Brian Graham made three big saves in the fourth quarter, and Archbishop Wood held together for a satisfying 5-3 victory over rival Lansdale Catholic in a chilly Philadelphia Catholic League contest Wednesday.

“Last year we had two tough losses to (LC) so it feels good to get a win under our belt,” Bauer said after his team hustled to win ground balls and also held the Crusaders to a 1-for-5 finish in man-up situations. “I think this year we kind of played more as a team. Last year we had good chemistry and stuff but I think we tried to do things too much individually when we started getting down.

“Even when we faced adversity (today), we still kind of played as a team, played our offense, and did our job.”

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