Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/5/10
From Press Releases
Curtis Dickson scored four goals and added an assist while Pat Lombard (La Salle) had three goals to lead visiting Delaware to a 15-5 rout of St. Joseph’s this afternoon in the first game of the 2010 men’s lacrosse season.
Martin Cahill added three goals for the Blue Hens and Chris Hichborn added a pair. Noah Fossner made 12 saves.
Seniors Sean Evans (Henderson) and Joey D’Avanzo each scored two goals for the Haeks, while Sean Cullinan (West Chester East) tallied one and Steve Dunn (Malvern Prep) had an assist. Griffin Ferrigan made 16 saves.
The Hawks came out strong in the first period, holding Delaware off until the 6:33 mark when Blue Hens’ Martin Cahill put the first goal on the board. Cullinan answered back with a goal from Dunn with 2:48 to play to end the period at 1-1. The Hawks outshot UD 12-7 in the frame.
In the second period, Dickson scored his first at the 12:20 mark. Evans answered back one minute later, but Lombard scored his first and Dickson added another as Delaware jumped to a 5-2 lead at the half.
Lombard started off the third period with a goal at 12:08 before D’Avanzo scored back-to-back goals at 10:04 and 5:58 to bring the lead within two, but Dickson drilled another just eight seconds later to extend the lead back to three.
Unfortunately for the Hawks they couldn’t muster any more offense until the end of the fourth when Evans scored his second. The Blue Hens would score two more in the third and outscored SJU 6-1 in the fourth, despite Ferrigan’s seven-save effort, to make it 15-5.
The Hawks return to action when they host Lehigh on Saturday, February 13 at 1:00 p.m.
Delaware, which has now defeated Saint Joseph’s in all 10 meetings, next plays Presbyterian Feb. 13 in its home opener.