Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/4/10
Junior Whit Bruemmer (Council Rock South) came up just one goal short of tying the DeSales record for goals in a game Wednesday, netting seven goals leading the DeSales University men’s lacrosse team past local rival Moravian College, 16-11, in the 2010 season opener for the Bulldogs.
After falling behind by two goals over the first three minutes, DSU (1-0 overall) scored five straight goals to take a 5-2 lead over the Greyhounds (0-3 overall). Moravian out-scored DeSales, 4-1, in the second period and scored the first goal of the second half to tie the game at six, but three straight goals by Bruemmer gave DSU a 9-6 lead and after Moravian got within one to finish the third period, sophomore Michael Bassani scored three straight goals in a span of 23 seconds to give the Bulldogs a 12-8 lead and put the game away.
Bruemmer scored his seven goals on 19 shots, 14 of which were on goal. Senior Kevin Walker (Salesianum) added one goal and four assists for five points and won 19-of-30 face-offs, while picking up a team-high 10 ground balls. Bassani finished with three goals and an assist for four points and three ground balls.
Senior Jarryd Stamatelos made his field debut with two goals and two assists after playing goalkeeper for the first three years of his career. Senior Patrick McManimon (Council Rock South) and senior Matthew Kruszewski each added one goal and two assists for three points.
Freshman Jacob Nyenhuis had six saves in his career debut for the Bulldogs in between the pipes.
Chris Mohapp (Central Bucks South) had a goal and two assists for the Greyhounds.
Cabrini 11, Hampden-Sydney 6
The 13th-ranked Cavaliers rolled as Rich Romanelli and Paul Skulski (Garnet Valley) each scored four goals. Casey Grugan (Ridley) notched two goals, pushing his streak of consecutive games with at least one score to 57. Grugan’s first goal of the contest with 13:31 left in the second period extended the run and surpassed the NCAA Division I record of 56 games owned by Syracuse University Tom Marechek and Johns Hopkins University’s Terry Riordan.
Grugan has been left goal-less in just one game during his Cabrini career, going without a score in a 5-4 loss at home versus Widener University March 10, 2007. Fittingly, he embarked on his record-setting run in Cabrini’s next outing, a 7-6 overtime victory at home against Hampden-Sydney.
Grugan also extended his consecutive points streak to 60, the longest active streak in the country.
Haverford College 14, FDU-Florham 6
The eighth-ranked Fords (2-0) scored seven unanswered goals in a span of 15 minutes covering the second and third periods which helped them put away FDU.
Travis Gregory and Max Hjelm (Conestoga) both tallied three goals apiece for Haverford. Henry Lanier and Andrew Kim each scored twice while four others added a goal. Gregory also had one assist to finish the evening with four points.
Ursinus 11, Marymount 8
Eric Farris (Pottsgrove), Dan Monzo (Spring-Ford), David Kraus and Jeff Ocampo each had two goals as the Bears opened their season with the win. Ursinus rattled off 33 shots, while forcing 22 Saint turnovers. Freshman goalkeeper T.J. Magnani (Saint Mark’s, DE) recorded 13 saves in his first collegiate game for the victory.
Eastern 12, Randolph (VA) 0
The Eagles evened their mark to 1-1 as Chris Farrar finished three goals and Michael Hofmeister and Matt Wagner added two each. Aaron Benz went most of the way in goal and posted seven saves to lead the rare shutout.
Kean 13, Immaculata 2
Andrew Sim (Interboro) made 18 saves in goal for the Mighty Macs (0-1) after facing 46 Kean shots. Sim also lead Immaculata with eight ground balls. Dante Tuscai (West Chester East) and Tom Hartney (Interboro) each notched goals.
Hood 20, PSU Abington 0
Freshman goalie Brian Schwitters (Archbishop Ryan) registered 15 saves for PSU-A in it opener.