Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/26/11
Mark Manos (Salesianum School) stood tall in goal for Drexel (1-1), making 14 saves in a 14-7 men’s lacrosse victory today over Albany (0-1).
Robert Church led the Drexel offense with three goals and three assists, all in the second half. The Dragons trailed 4-1 in the first period, but went on to outscore Albany 13-3 for the duration.
While it took the Drexel defense a while to get organized in the first period, and Albany capitalized to go up 3-0 early, once the Dragons settled down Albany saw little action on that end of the field. Manos held the Great Danes off the board for more than 26 minutes, a span that included the entire third quarter. The junior keeper made three sensational saves in the third quarter, allowing Drexel to score three unanswered goals and mount a sizeable 11-5 lead going in to the final stanza.
Drexel outshot Albany 38-26 in the game and won 18 of 23 face-offs. The Dragons defense held Albany to just two goals in the second half and did not allow the Great Danes to convert a single extra-man opportunity.
Bucknell 10, Villanova 8
Kevin Cunningham had three goals and an assist and Matt Bell scored twice for the Wildcats (1-1) in a losing effort.
Lafayette 12, Binghamton 6
Junior Will Heffernan (Haverford School) had two goals and three groundballs and freshman goalie Andrijko Andrusko (Holy Ghost Prep) made 17 saves to help the Leopards improve to 1-1.
Providence 14, Wagner 10
Cody Isdander (Episcopal Academy) had three goals and two assists for Wagner (0-2).
Bryant 6, Fairfield 5
Defenseman Mason Poli (Downingtown East) had six groundballs and a caused turnover for Bryant.
Clay Wells (La Salle) had three groundballs and two caused turnovers for Fairfield.
Johns Hopkins 16, Siena 6
Matt Dolente (Malvern Prep) won 13 of 14 face-offs while Kyle Wharton (Haverford School) dished three assists and Tucker Durkin (La Salle) contributed three groundballs for the Blue Jays (3-0). Mic DeBellis (Emmaus) had an assist and a groundball for Siena.
Maryland 20, Georgetown 8
Owen Blye (Downingtown East) had two goals and two assists, defenseman Brett Schmidt (Upper Dublin) scooped five groundballs and added three caused turnovers while redshirt freshman goalie Niko Amato (La Salle) made eight saves as the Terps (2-0) routed the Hoyas.
Amato’s former teammate, Georgetown red-shirt defenseman Tyler Knarr (La Salle) made his collegiate debut after more a year off from injuries by grabbing one groundball and losing his three face-offs.
Rutgers 12, UMBC 5
Goalie Joe Donnelly (Radnor) made four saves to help the Scarlet Knights improve to 3-0. Dave Brown (Hill School) had an assist for UMBC.
Yale 10, St. John’s 8
Colin Still (Penn Charter) scored two goals and Cole Yeager (Radnor) won 7 of 13 face-offs to lead Yale. Freshman defenseman Joe Addona (Springgfield-Delco) had three groundballs and a caused turnover for the Red Storm.
Brown 13, Quinnipiac 4
Jack Opppenheimer (Germantown Academy) scored once for Quinnipiac.
UMass 11, Ohio State 9
Colin Fleming (St. Joseph’s Prep) scored two gaols to pace Umass (3-0). Freshman Shawn Kaplan (Plymouth Whitemarsh) won 7 of 15 face-offs for the Buckeyes (3-1) in defeat.
Cornell 14, Hobart 9
Sophomore defenseman Mike Bronzino (Conestoga) scored two goals and also paced the defense with a pair of groundballs and a caused turnover to help the Big Red open with a win.