Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/1/09
Villanova’s Chris MacDonald knotted the game (2-2) with 13:44 left in the first half. The game would not be tied for long as the Irish won the ensuing faceoff and Grant Krebs scored 18 seconds after the Wildcat tally.
However, goals from Tim Langan, Jr. and Tim Driscoll put Villanova back on top, 4-3, with 7:56 left on the clock in the second quarter. A Christman goal, on an assist from Sam Barnes, with 5:44 remaining made it a 4-4 game at the intermission. That marked the first point of Barnes’ career.
The Fighting Irish grabbed a two-goal advantage with early second-half goals from Ryan Hoff (and Duncan Swezey (Hatboro-Horsham). The scores came just 35 seconds apart. The Hoff goal was a man-up tally with the assist going to sophomore attackman Zach Brenneman.
The Wildcats did not go away as scores from Fritts and Driscoll tied the game at 6-6 with 9:58 left in the third quarter. Brenneman put the Irish back on top with 8:36 showing on the clock in the third period.
Driscoll netted his third goal of the contest in the first minute of the fourth quarter to make it a 7-7 affair. Rodgers had nine saves on the day. Villanova’s Andrew DiLoreto made 12 stops. The Fighting Irish out shot the Wildcats 39-26. Notre Dame won 13 of 20 faceoff attempts.
Fairfield 10, Vermont 8
Middie Clay Wells (La Salle) had two groundballs for Fairfield (6-2).
Wesley 11, Whittier 10
Defender Kirk Waldie (Ridley) had nine groundballs and goalie Jim McCleaft (Sun Valley) made 12 saves for Wesley (8-3).
Cabrini 20, Neumann 10
Erin Nollen (Henderson) erupted for eight goals and added two assists, Amanda Alexandrowicz (Ridley) had five tallies and two assists and Jaime O’Hanlon (Springfield-Delco) scored four goals to lead the Cavaliers (5-2, 4-0) to the Colonial States Athletic Conference win.
Colleen Finnegan had four goals for Neumann (3-7, 2-2).
Centenary 16, Immaculata 11
Claire Lichty had four goals for the Mighty Macs (0-8).
Salisbury 24, Ursinus 6
Lindsay Urban (Central Bucks East) had three goals and Alyssa Thren (Upper Perkiomen) added two for the Bears (1-8), who fell to the top-ranked Sea Gulls (11-1) lost their eighth straight game.
Rowan 11, Eastern 9
Jessie Basch scored four goals for the Eagles (4-5) while Gace Griffth added three.