Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/6/13
From Press Release
Winter storm Saturn could not stop the Arcadia Knights (1-3) men’s lacrosse team from winning their first match in program this afternoon as they defeated the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions, 19-3.
The Knights used an eight-goal first quarter to open up a big lead and never looked back. Austin Morris led all scorers with four goals. In all 13 Knights scored at least one goal.
The Knights hit the ground running in the first quarter as Morris started the scoring at the 13:56 mark off an assist from Chris Baines (Cherry Hill West). The Knights would add goals by Ryan Griffo, Casey Joffe and Chris Jacovino in the first five minutes for a 4-0 lead.
John Phillips made is 5-0 a little over five minutes and Matt Fox made it 6-0 off a Baines assist at 8:12. At 5:57 Baines scored a goal off a James Galassi assist at 5:57 for a 7-0 lead. At 3:31, Morris scores his second off a Griffo assist, ending the first quarter with an 8-0 lead.
The Knights scored twice in the second as Galassi scored unassisted and Morris scored his third off a Griffo assist for 10-0 lead at the break. Arcadia outshot the Nittany Lions 31-5 in the first half. They also won all 12 face-offs in the opening half.
Arcadia scored the first three goals of the second half as Morris, Baines and Fox scored unassisted. Abington got on the board at 8:27 to make the score 13-1. Mac Weiss, Jacovino and Richard Derival then each scored unassisted goals in the final eight minutes of the third quarter. Abington scored their second goal of the match as the quarter was winding down and the match went to the fourth with Arcadia leading 16-2.
In the fourth, Keith Napolitano scored from Robert Palumbo early in the quarter. Abington scored their third goal at the 7:32 mark. Philip Egnor (Egg Harbor) and Palumbo each scored unassisted goals late to make the final 19-3.
Cory Sonderschafer (Central Bucks South) played nearly 34 minutes to earn the win and made two saves. Mike Tappen (North Penn) played the remainder of the match and made two saves. The Knights won all but two face-offs and outshot Abington 54-13.
Kieran Ragan led PSU Abington with two goals.