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Philly Division II/III men’s roundup: Widener edges Swarthmore, 6-5

Sunday, 6th March 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, posted 3/6/11

Senior Andrew Janusz (Easton) scored three goals and freshman Mac Nestler preserved the victory with a huge save late in Widener’s 6-5 triumph at Swarthmore Saturday in men’s lacrosse action.

In a game which neither team led by more than a goal, sophomore Johnny Casey (Abington) scored his second goal of the game with 9:47 left for a 5-5 tie. Freshman Robert Clemens (Sun Valley) got the assist.

After freshman Craig Hunsberger (Pennridge) won the face-off for the Pride (1-1), the visitors did not waste time. Clemens got the ball and found Janusz, who fired one home just 41 seconds after Casey’s marker for a 6-5 Widener lead.

The defense then came up big led by Nestler, who made 10 saves as he just played the second half. His first huge stop came with just under two minutes left as he denied Wes Marcik.

Swarthmore (0-2) also had a great chance to tie in the waning seconds, but Nestler made another great save on Zach Belden.

Belden scored twice with Jonathan Molloy, Daniel Kowalyshyn and Brendan Conway also tallying for the Garnet. Goalie Michael Brockway played impressively with 11 saves.

Ursinus 7, Messiah 5

Jeff Ocampo had two goals and two assists and Pat Gillen scored twice to lead the Bears (3-0).

Heath Kupecky (Upper Merion) had a goal and an assist for Messiah.

Haverford College 7, St. Lawrence 4

Phillip Valliant had three goals to pace the No. 8 Fords (3-1).

Catholic 15, Gwynedd Mercy 6

Junior Nick Hummel had two goals and Roy Bakeoven (Archbishop Ryan) added a goal and an assist for the Griffins (0-3).

Jimmy Sinnott (La Salle) led Catholic (3-1) with three goals.

Frostburg State 20, Nuemann 9

Mark Consolo (Spring-Ford) had three goals and an assist for Neumann (1-2) while Mike Pantelone scored three times.

Hilbert College 19, Penn State Abington 6

Justin O’Brien (North Catholic) and Chris Bracht (Council Rock South) each scored two goals for Penn State Abington (0-4)

Division II
Mercy 13, Chestnut Hill College 3

Mike Melnychenko scored three goals for CHC.

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