Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/20/13
Widener got off to a slow start in the first quarter, but the offense eventually opened up and secured a 13-2 victory over Neumann in both teams’ men’s lacrosse season opener today at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium.
Senior Josh Fox (Lower Merion) had four goals and an assist and two caused turnovers for Widener and freshman Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) pumped in four goals. Marc La Vine had two goals and an assist and Johnny Casey (Abington) had a goal and an assist.
Neumann’s Mark Consolo (Spring-Ford) had a goal and an assist. The loss spoiled the coaching debut of Cory Malampy (Ridley), a Widener grad.
In the second half, Widener scored three goals in each period and junior goalkeeper Mac Nestler shut down Neumann’s offense. He came up with four saves in the half and closed with seven overall.
The Pride made their mark on face-offs, winning 16-of-19 from with sophomore Trevor Alspach (Holy cross, NJ) winning 14-of-15.
Widener, in its first game as reigning Commonwealth Conference champions, picked up 22 ground balls to Neumann’s seven.
Eastern 9, McDaniel 7
Grant Ferguson scored three goals and Zac Ivy added two goals and three assists while Aaron Benz made 10 saves to lead host Eastern in its opener.
Wesley 10, Immaculata 7
Bhelly Bagbonon (Conestoga) led the Mighty Macs (0-1) with three goals and two assists. Rocco Piliero (Downingtown East) tallied two goals, while Ben Tuscai (West Chester east) and Ryan Cipriani (West Deptford) each notched one apiece. Cipriani also assisted on one goal.
For Wesley, Dan Tryon (Salesianum School) had a goal and seven groundballs.
Dickinson 15, Lycoming 6
Will Scott (Emmaus) and Tyler White (Penn Charter) each scored twice and Chris Pianko (Central Bucks West) scored once while Matt Cherry (Radnor) had an assist for the Devils.
Stevens Tech 14, Merchant Marine 8
Freshman Brett Incollingo (Holy Ghost Prep) won 11 of 17 face-offs and had a team-high six ground balls and Nicolas Philippi (Clearview Regional) had two goals and three groundballs as Stevens Tech opened its season with a win over the Merchant Marine Academy.
Loyola 14, Towson 9
Chris Layne (Malvern Prep) had three groundballs, a goal and two assists and Nikko Pontrello (St. Augustine Prep) had a goal and an assist for Loyola (2-0).