Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/23/09
The host Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse team went on a 9-0 run over two periods to defeat Wagner, 14-6, on Wednesday evening at Finnesey Field in the MAAC. Scott Cullinan (West Chester East) led the Hawks (6-8, 4-4) with four goals and an assist, while Sean Evans (Henderson) scored a hat trick in the team’s final home game of the season.
Erik Hotaling, who allowed just five goals, had six saves for Saint Joseph’s in his final appearance at Finnesey Field. Griffin Ferrigan (one save), Chase Stewart, and Weston Beard closed out the game in net for the Hawks.
On the defensive side, Tom Wengenosky led the way as he had four caused turnovers and five ground balls to go with his second goal of the year. Ryan Tessler was 8-for-14 on face-offs with four ground balls. Chris Jenkins was 5-for-9 on face-offs with four ground balls as well.
The Hawks stay alive for the MAAC hunt, but need some help to advance in the proceedings as their league schedule is concluded. SJU is alone in sixth place and needs several other conference games to fall its way to qualify. Saint Joseph’s will travel to University Park to take on Penn State in the regular season finale Saturday at 7:30 on Jeffery Field.
Johns Hopkins 11, Towson 10, 2 OT
Brian Christopher (Springfield-Delco) scored the game-winning goal with 1.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime period as the seventh-ranked Blue Jays (7-4) rallied from a four-goal deficit to win their fourth game in a row. Christopher, who scored the second overtime goal of his career, gave the Blue Jays the victory with a shot from eight yards out. He finished with three goals while Kyle Wharton (Haverford School) added a pair of goals.
Ursinus 11, St. Mary’s 10
Pat Gillen and Matt Angle each scored in a 2:05-minute span to give the Bears a non-conference victory over St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Jason Orlando (Springfield-Delco) led the Bear offense with two goals and an assist, while freshmen midfielders Jeff Ocampo and David Kraus each tallied two goals.
Widener 8, Eastern 1
Johnny Casey (Abington), Cory Malampy (Ridley) and Lee Petroski (Spreingfield-Delco) scored two goals apiece for the Pride.
Penn St. Abington 21, Wells 10
Drew 7, Swarthmore 5
The Garnet (6-6) got two goals from attacker Stelios Wilson.
Columbia 10, La Salle 9
Jill Davis (Ridley) had three goals for the Explorers (4-12) in defeat.
Northwestern 18, Ohio State 10
Despite two goals by Gabby Capuzzi (Archbishop Carroll) and one by Kelly Haggerty (Unionville), the Wildcats remained perfect at 16-0.
Chestnut Hill 20, Wilmngton 15
Katie Donovan (Archbishop Carroll) poured in 10 goals and Maryanne Glass added six as the Griffins (9-7, 6-4) claimed the CACC win. Carley Glass had four goals and six assists.
West Chester 25, Kutztown 4
The sixth-ranked Rams tuned up for the PSAC Tournament with a victory. Jackie Baker (Penncrest) scored a season-high eight goals for West Chester (13-2, 10-0 PSAC East), which finished its third straight undefeated season within league play. The Golden Rams have now won 49 consecutive league tilts dating back to 2006. Kutztown (2-14, 0-10) completed its first varsity season of women’s lacrosse.
St. Thomas Aquinas 12, Holy Family 10
Holy Family finished its first season of lacrosse at 0-16.
Philadelphia University 18, Dominican 5
Kathleen Maurer had four goals. to pace the Rams (8-7, 8-2 CACC).
Penn St. Abington 19, Lancaster. Bible 5