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Men’s college wrap: Clausen (Hill School) helps No. 3 Virginia top Drexel, 11-8, in opener

Saturday, 20th February 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/20/10
From Press Releases and Staff Reports

Drexel led third-ranked Virginia through three quarters but the Cavaliers scored five fourth-quarter goals to defeat the Dragons, 11-8, today in their men’s lacrosse season-opener.

The Dragons’ Scott Perri scored a team-high three goals, including a score with 5:40 remaining in the game to tie the score at 8-8. Mark Manos (Salesianum, DE), the 2009 CAA Rookie of the Year, had an outstanding game between the pipes as he made 17 saves.

Steele Stanwick scored three goals, all in the fourth quarter, and added two assists to lead the Cavaliers past Drexel in front of a standing-room only crowd of 1,472 at Vidas Field. Virginia’s three-time All-American defenseman Ken Clausen (Hill School), had a standout game with five groundballs and five caused turnovers for the Cavs.

The Dragons took a 7-6 lead into the final period but Stanwick knotted the score just 38 seconds into the quarter before giving Virginia an 8-7 lead just over two minutes later on another score. Both teams had chances over the next seven minutes but it was Perri who capitalized in front of the net after taking a pass from freshman Aaron Prosser to tie the score.

With 3:37 remaining, Stanwick delivered his third score, this one coming from the right side of the field, in what turned out to be the game-winner. Drexel looked to equalize but were turned away with Virginia gaining possession with time winding down. The Dragons turned up their defensive pressure with Manos leaving the crease to try and create a turnover but the Cavaliers iced the game with goals from Rhamel Bratton and Chris Bocklet to give Virginia a three-goal victory.

Colin Ambler (Abington) had two goals and an assist for the Dragons while Brian Tueber (Penn Charter) led the defense with three groundballs and two caused turnovers. Matt McCormick (Malvern Prep) added three groundballs on defense.

Delaware 11, UMBC 10

Senior All-American Curtis Dickson erupted or seven goals and finished the game in thrilling fashion as he scored with 1:07 left in the third sudden death overtime period to lead the visiting Blue Hens to a thrilling win over No. 12 UMBC. The Blue Hens (2-0) overcame a goal in the last minute by the host Retrievers (0-1) that sent the game into overtime. The game was only the second triple overtime contest in Delaware history but the first since defeating Albany 8-7 back in 2008 at Rullo Stadium.

Senior Martin Cahill added three goals for the Hens, who outshot UMBC 42-38 and held a decisive 16-9 advantage on faceoffs thanks to the play of Tommy Lee (15 of 24 face-offs) at the X.

North Carolina 17, Lehigh 5

Chris Layne (Malvern Prep) scored once as the host Tar Heels (3-0) routed the Engineers (1-1). Adam Johnston scored twice, Alex Drake, Dante Fantoni and Roman Lau-Gosney each had a goal and an assist and Will Scudder (Haverford School) won 10 of 17 face-offs and scooped three groundballs for Lehigh (1-1).

Loyola 8, Navy 7, OT

Senior defenseman Steve Layne (Malvern Prep) had three groundballs, including one that led to the game-winner, to help the Greyhounds open with a key win in Annapolis. Marty Gallagher (Haverford School) had three groundballs for Navy (1-1).

Bucknell 11, Ohio State 5

James Green (Central Bucks East) scored once for the Buckeyes (1-1) in their loss to the No. 18 Bison (1-1).

Robert Morris 24, Penn State 17

Matt Mackrides (Malvern Prep) had five goals, one assist and five groundballs and Colton Vosburgh (Unionville) added two goals and an assist for the host Nittany Lions in a disappointing opener.

Notre Dame 11, Duke 7

Freshman goalie Dan Wigrizer (Haverford School) made 15 saves for the Blue Devils (1-1) in their home loss to the Irish (1-0), who got four groundballs and two caused turnovers from senior captain Mike Creighton (Malvern Prep).

Army 11, VMI 9

Rob McCallion (Episcopal Academy) had a goal and three assists as the Black Knights opened with a victory.

Binghamton 7, Colgate 6, OT

Andrew Mould (Hill School) had a goal and two assists for Colgate in its opening-day loss.

St. John’s 9, Holy Cross 8

Tom Manes (Archbishop Ryan) had an assist and six groundballs to help the Red Storm capture their opener. Charles Holenstein (Downingtown West) added an assist and Jarrett Carr (Hatboro-Horsham) had two groundballs for St. John’s. Tim Barrar (Malvern Prep) had two groundballs and a caused turnover to pace the Holy Cross defense,

Lafayette 15, Fairfield 10

Rob Fitzpatrick (Episcopal Academy) had a caused turnover and Stocky Euler (Haverford School) had a groundballs to help the Leopards open with a win.

Division III

Gwynedd Mercy 21, Wells 1

The Griffins opened their campaign with a rout as 13 different players scored, led by sophomore Matt Houk, who recorded four goals. Freshman Mason Risner add three tallies while freshman Roy Bakeoven (Archbishop Ryan) handed out six assists along with one tally. Sophomore Nick Coan (Garnet Valley), Brian Santoleri (Archbishop Carroll) and freshman Dustin Mangin (Archbishop Wood) added two goals and two helpers apiece.

Salisbury 14, Lynchburg 9

Dylan Hoff (Downingtown East) had three goals and an assist as well as three groundballs for the Hornets in their opening-day loss. to the No. 4 SeaGulls. Freshman defensemen Jon Gill and Joe Lisicky, both of Unionville, had strong debuts for No. 18 Lynchburg as Gill had three groundballs and three caused turnovers and Lisicky added five groundballs, one caused turnover and one assist.

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