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Collegiate men: Widener stuns Elizabethtown to advance to MAC finals again

Wednesday, 5th May 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 5/5/10
From Press Releases

The Widener men’s lacrosse team continued its impeccable play in the Middle Atlantic Conference Tournament on the road, rallying for an 8-5 stunner at top-seeded Elizabethtown in the semifinals Wenesday.

Sixth-seeded Widener (9-9), which was playing in the semifinals a 10th straight year, is in the final for the sixth consecutive season. The Pride on Saturday look for their 12th MAC title as they visit No. 2 seed FDU-Florham, a 9-4 winner over Messiah.

Widener improved to 19-3 in this tournament and 8-1 in its last nine tournament games on the road. It is the only team to win three games in this tournament, having done so in the 2007 title campaign, and now looks to become the first with three victories on the road.

Widener opened tournament play Monday with a 14-10 first-round win at Lycoming.

The Pride grabbed momentum in the third quarter, getting three goals in less than four minutes to open a 7-4 lead with 1:29 remaining. Kevin Rider, fellow junior Steve Cull (Haverford High) and junior JJ Hoeffler all tallied in that stretch.

The Blue Jays (12-4) got one back 44 seconds into the fourth quarter from Aaron Weber for a 7-5 contest. But Cory Malampy (Ridley) restored the three-goal margin on his second tally of the game with 8:32 remaining.

Cull also scored twice with senior Dave Simcox (Ridley) adding five ground balls and three caused turnovers. Freshman Bobby Schluter (Kennett Square/Tatnall) made six saves.



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