5 stars of the game: No. 10 Montgomery books spot in TOC semifinals



Max Drift, Montgomery, Jr.
The junior stepped up and scored four times for Montgomery, No. 10 in the NJ.com Top 20, in a 13-9 victory over No. 11 Moorestown on Monday. Drift is the Cougars’ leading scorer this year and he had one of his best games of the year in the first round of the Tournament of Champions.

FEATURED: Montgomery knocks out Moorestown, heads to TOC semis

Kyle Howard, Montgomery, Sr.
Howard had another big game for Montgomery, scoring three times as Montgomery punched its ticket to the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Howard had two goals in the second quarter, helping Montgomery turn a two-goal deficit into a two-score lead, ,7-5, at halftime.

Alexander Ipeker, Montgomery, So.
The sophomore scored the first three goals of the second half and blew the game wide open. Montgomery went on a 4-0 run in the middle of the game after Moorestown made it a one-goal game. Ipeker has played so well in the playoffs and delivered in big spots for the Group 4 champs.

Noah Lin, Montgomery, Jr.
Lin stopped 10 shots and was really good in the first half as Montgomery foot its legs and got traction in the opening round of the Tournament of Champions. The junior is the anchor of a defense that has held opponents to single-digit goals in 19 of the team’s 22 games this season.

Shane Knobloch, Moorestown, Jr.
The Rutgers commit finished with a hat trick in the first round of the Tournament of Champions. Knobloch finished the season with a career-high 53 points this spring, including 37 goals for the Quakers.

Brandon Gould may be reached at bgould@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @BrandonGouldHSLike NJ.com HS sports on Facebook.


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