Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/16/11
From Press Releases
Senior midfielder J.C. Ward’s goal with 3:20 remaining in the second overtime propelled the No. 18 Gettysburg College men’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 victory over No. 15 Cabrini on Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore midfielder Jeff Crosby netted a team-high three goals for the Cavaliers in the loss.
Cabrini trailed 8-7 down the stretch before Crosby’s third goal of the afternoon, and his ninth in the last three games, tied the contest with just 98 seconds left. Senior Mike Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco) set up the equalizer with his sixth face-off victories of the game.
Crosby’s game-tying marker was one of a combined four goals scored in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter. Sophomore midfielder Joe Hughes (Plymouth-Whitemarsh) handed the Cavaliers their first and only lead of the game, 7-6, with his first goal of the season at the 4:42 mark.
Gettysburg answered with two straight goals and regained an 8-7 advantage. Senior midfielder Danno Lynch tied the game at the 2:53 mark before freshman attackman Martin Manilla put the Bullets ahead with 1:44 remaining in regulation.
The game featured five ties, including four over the final 18 minutes. Sophomore attackman Bobby Thorp’s second score of the game, off a feed from senior attackman Paul Skulski (Garnet Valley), evened the tally at 5-5 heading into the final quarter.
Gettysburg (4-3) opened the game with three unanswered goals in the first quarter. Cabrini responded with three goals of its own in the second quarter, forcing a 3-3 stalemate at the intermission. Crosby netted two goals during the second quarter.
Freshman attackman Matt Biegel (West Chester East HS) added his fourth goal of the season in the third period, also set up by a feed from Skulski.
Gurenlian, who finished 7-for-14 at the face-off X, led the Cavaliers in the hustle department, scooping a team-high five groundballs. Skulski claimed four groundballs.
Freshman goalkeeper Erick Zarzecki started for the Blue & White between the pipes and notched 13 saves, one shy of his career high. Zarzecki made two stops during the two overtime periods.
Lynch, Ward and junior attackman Pat Sartory each netted two goals for the Bullets in the win. Senior midfielder Chris Cahill tallied two points with one goal and one assist.
Chestnut Hill College 19, Penn St.-Abington 0
Mike Melnychenko and Nate Tharp scored five goals apiece as the Griffins improved to 4-2. Sophomore goalkeepers Dakota Maurer and David Cutler (Pennsbury), combined for the shutout.
Gwynedd Mercy 8, Marymount (Va.) 6
Dustin Mangin (Archbishop Wood) scored twice for GMC (2-4).
Swarthmore 9, Wooster 5
Jonathan Molloy had four goals and an assist as the Grnet (1-4) won its first game.
Kean 9, Immaculata 4
Joey Shallow (Lower Merion) scored three times for the Mighty Macs (2-2).