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Philly D1 men’s roundup: Dent, Poli help Bryant top Drexel; PSU, Princeton, Lafayette, St. Joe’s, Delaware fall

Saturday, 10th March 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/10/12

Host Bryant outscored Drexel, 7-1, in the second half and earned a stunning 7-6 victory today in men’s non-league lacrosse.

The Dragons (2-3) had built a 5-0 halftime lead as Mark Manos (Salesianum School) had 7 of his 10 saves in the opening half. But Bryant (2-2) dominated the groundballs and face-offs in the second half and Jameson Love made 13 saves.

Freshman defenseman Connor Dent (St. Joseph’s Prep) led the Bulldogs with three caused turnovers and Mason Poli (Downingtown East) scooped three groundballs.

Brendan Glynn (St. Joseph’s Prep) led the Dragons with two goals and Robert Church had a goal and two assists.

North Carolina 9, Princeton 8

Princeton fell to North Carolina in the opening game of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium, evening the Tigers’ record at 2-2 after consecutive losses to Hopkins and Carolina.

Ryan Creighton (Malvern Prep) had a goal and a groundball for UNC (5-2) and goalie Stephen Restivo made 16 saves.

Alex Capretta had a career-high four points and tied his career high with three goals for the Tigers, while freshman Kip Orban had his first career two-goal game. Tucker Shanley, who tied it at 8-8 with 8:20 left in the fourth quarter, had a goal and two assists. Tom Schreiber had three assists and now has at least
three points in every game.

Denver 14, Penn State 6

No. 10 Penn State fell to No. 11/13 Denver. The loss snapped the Nittany Lions’ three-game win streak as they fell to 3-2 overall (0-0 CAA).

Penn State battled back from a 3-0 first-quarter deficit to bring the game within one, but the Pioneers, who entered the contest averaging 14.50 goals per game, notched seven markers in the second to take a 10-2 halftime lead. Both teams tallied four times in the second half as Denver improved to 4-1 (0-1 ECAC).

Senior attackman Jack Forster (La Salle) and junior midfielder Nick Dolik led the Nittany Lions with a pair of goals each, while Shane Sturgis (Downingtown East) and junior Travis Crane also found the back of the net.

Navy 12, Lafayette 7

Will Heffernan (Haverford School) had two goals and an assist, Colin Serling and Doug Prusoff each scored twice and Brian Bock (Spring-Ford) added a goal and an assist for the Leopards (2-2) in the Patriot League defeat

Brown 11, St. Joseph’s 3

The Hawks lost to Ivy League opponent Brownat Finnesey Field. Sophomore Billy Annesley (Haverford School) won 11 of 16 face-off opportunities and netted a goal in the loss.

Saint Joseph’s could not carry the momentum as it scored just two more goals, by Ted Hospodar (St. Joseph’s Prep), and Johnny Simanski.

Griffin Ferrigan made 10 saves between the pipes for SJU.

Stony Brook 7, Delaware 6

After taking a two-goal lead late in the opening half, the UBlue Hens managed just one goal the rest of the game and suffered a loss at the hands of Stony Brook at chilly Delaware Stadium.

The 18th ranked Blue Hens (3-4), who were coming off a big 13-9 win over then No. 8 Villanova last Saturday, could not keep the momentum going as they dropped the one-goal verdict. Three of the Hens’ four losses this season have come by two goals or less.

Stony Brook (1-3), which won its first game of the season under rookie head coach Jim Nagle, got consecutive goals from Kyle Belton late in the first half to knot the score at 5-5 at the break and then went ahead for good on a goal by Mike Andreassi during the opening minute of the second half.

Delaware pulled to within 7-6 on a goal from Grant Kaleikau with 13:40 left to play, but neither team could find the back of the net the rest of the day as the Seawolves prevailed.

Kaleikau, an All-American candidate and Delaware’s leading scorer, finished the day with two goals and an assist while Garrett Johnson added a goal and an assist and goalkeeper Chris Herbert made six saves. Connor McRoy, Mark Yetter, and Brenden Gilson also scored for the Hens while Dan Cooney, who entered the game ranked No. 15 in the nation in faceoff winning percentage, continued his outstanding play by winning 13 of 17 faceoffs.

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