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Chestnut Hill College makes national rankings; goalie Maurer is ECC Goalkeeper of the Week

Tuesday, 28th February 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/28/12
From Press Releases

After a triple overtime, 7-6, victory over No. 9 Mercy College this weekend, Chestnut Hill College received its first appearance on the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches’ Poll, ranking 11th among the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II’s top-12 teams.

Chestnut Hill College celebrates its triple overtime win Saturday at Mercy

Its East Coast Conference (ECC) rivals, finished No. 1 (Mercyhurst College), No. 5 (Dowling College), No. 6 (New York Institute of Technology), No. 7 (Seton Hill College), and No. 9 (C.W. Post University), respectively.

Maurer named ECC Goalkeeper of the Week
Junior goalkeeper Dakota Maurer (Lititz, PA) made ten saves and collected a ground ball while facing 34 shots in Chestnut Hill College’s 7-6 triple overtime win over #9 Mercy College on Saturday. For his effort, Maurer was recognized as the East Coast Conference’s (ECC) Goalkeeper of the Week.

Chestnut Hill College (1-0, 1-0) and Mercy College were knotted at every break on Saturday. Junior midfielder Mike Duddy (Toms River, NJ) finally broke the stalemate with an unassisted game-winner a little more than a minute into the third overtime period (69:07), 7-6. He was one of three Griffins to record at least two goals in the contest, leading the Griffins victorious effort with two goals and five ground balls.

Sophomore attack Mike Melnychenko (St. Cathariens, Ontario), junior attack Craig Owen (Glenolden, PA), and junior attack Shane Morlock (Whitby, Ontario) helped on the offensive end with multi-point performances.

The Griffins continue their early season ECC play on the road at #1 Merychurst College at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.

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