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Men’s D2, D3 roundup: Haverford upsets F&M; Widener falls to Stevenson

Sunday, 21st April 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 4/21/13

A six-goal outburst that spanned the end of the second and start of the third periods led visiting Haverford College to an 11-10 upset of 15th-ranked Franklin & Marshall College in Centennial Conference men’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Tylus Field.

The Fords (6-6, 3-3 CC) erased a 6-3 deficit with goals from Geoff Geppert, Jake Maldonado and Christian Clay (Lawrenceville School) in the final six minutes of the second period to forge a 6-6 tie with the Diplomats (9-4, 5-1) heading into the halftime break.

Scott Beury (Upper Dublin) had five groundballs and two caused turnovers to lead the Dips.
Henry Millson made sure the field remained tilted downhill for the Fords, though, as the Haverford midfielder scored 32 seconds into the fourth period then added another unassisted goal less than four minutes later to give his team a four-goal cushion.

Those two Millson goals proved vital in the end as the Diplomats scored the game’s next three goals including another by Miller that pulled F&M to within one, 11-10, with 44 ticks left on the game clock.

Scott Chanelli, who ranks fifth in the nation with a 3.64 caused turnovers per game mark, took the faceoff for Haverford following Miller’s threatening goal and won the draw allowing Clay to scoop up the ground ball.

A turnover behind the F&M net with 15 seconds remaining gave the home team slim hope but a last-second desperation shot from F&M’s A.J. Reichert sailed wide allowing the Fords to escape with the upset.

Geppert led the Haverford attack with three goals in the win, but Bodine, Clay and Millson played large roles in the victory, each scoring twice on the day.

In the defensive zone, goalie Eric Caliendo finished the day with nine saves, seven of which came in the second half while the Fords were building, and then clinging to their lead.

Saturday’s victory moves Haverford into fifth place within the league standings with two regular season games remaining before the four-team postseason Centennial tournament.

The Fords travel to Ursinus College (7-5, 1-5 CC) on Wednesday night then finish with a visit from Swarthmore College (4-9, 1-5 CC) on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. on the turf at Swan Field.

Stevenson 10, Widener 6

Senior Johnny Casey (Abington) hit a big milestone in a classic well-played and physical game one would expect between two ranked teams, but No. 16 Widener fell just short in a Commonwealth Conference loss to fourth-ranked Stevenson at Leslie C. Quick. Jr. Stadium.

The Pride took advantage of the Mustangs’ inability to stay out of the penalty area, getting three straight man-up goals from Casey to close to 7-6 with 1:59 to play in the third quarter. The first goal in that run made Casey the sixth player in school history to reach 200 career points as he sits at 202. He also is fifth with 141 career goals and ninth with 61 assists.

But Stevenson was more disciplined in the fourth and scored three times for the final. Green tallied with 10:43 left for an 8-6 contest and Pat Candon added a man-up tally with 9:33 to play for a three-goal margin.

In addition to Casey’s four goals, junior Robert Clemens (Sun Valley) had two assists and junior Mac Nestler made 12 saves for the Pride.

Widener (9-5, 5-2) sits third in the conference, one-half game behind Albright for second place.

Cabrini 18, Gwynedd Mercy 6

The Cavaliers extended their win streak to eight games and clinched the top seed in the upcoming CSAC Tournament with the Senior Day win over the Griffins. The victory improves the Cavaliers to 11-3 overall and 5-0 in the conference.

Sophomore Ethan Heisman (Henderson) led the Blue and White with a career high six points, including a season best five goals. Junior Corey Elmer matched Heisman’s six points on two goals and four assists. Sophomore Ben Laffoon also posted his first career hat trick.

Dustan Mangan and William Beck each had a goal and an assist for Gwynedd (7-5, 5-2).

Ursinus 11, McDaniel 5

The Bears scored the first three goals of the game, and two three-goal runs in the third and fourth quarter as they improved to 7-5 overall and 1-5 in the Centennial Conference.

Freshman Logan Panaccione scored four goals on the afternoon, while freshman Steve Mussoline (Allentown Central Catholic) had two goals, as did Jake Weber (Manheim Township). Weber had two assists on the afternoon as well, with Mark Stratton (Manheim Township) netting three assists on the day

Albright 11, Elizabethtown 8

Sophomore Mike Southwick and the Lions (11-2, 5-1 Middle Atlantic Commonwealth) took over in the third quarter. With the game tied at halftime, Southwick scored and then fed T.J. Holston at the doorstep, both in the first two minutes of the third.

Southwick later scored on a rip from the right side to make it 7-5 Albright. He had a good look a minute later that was saved, but Holston stripped a Blue Jay on the clear and scored for a three-goal Lion lead.

Holston finished with three goals, one assist, three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Also forcing multiple turnovers were Joe Devinney (five, Springfield-Delco) and Mike Donohoe (3 GBs, 5 GBs).

Dickinson 19, Swarthmore 9

The #2-ranked Devils improved to 13-0 and 6-0 in the Centennial Conference. They take sole possession of first place in the CC with Haverford winning at Franklin & Marshall.

Will Scott (Emmaus) dished out three assists and added a goal while Tyler White (Penn Charter) had a goal and Matt Cherry (Radnor) handed out an assist to raise his career school-record total to 90.

Jonathan Molloy had five goals for the Garnet (4-9, 1-5).

Eastern 11, Misericordia 9

In a sloppy and penalty-filled game, the defending Freedom Conference Champion Eagles (12-2, 5-0 Freedom) trailed 7-4 with just over 25 minutes to play at Misericordia. The Eagles scored four straight goals to claim the lead in the third period and held on for the win.

Grant Ferguson, Eric Waibel, and Andrew Travers each scored two goals for Eastern.

Neumann 21, Rosemont 5

Patrick Rose led the Knights will a massive 12 point performance (4 goals and 8 assists) and Ryan O’Kane (Ridley) had four goals and an assist while Chris Scott (Marple Newtown) had three goals and three assists. Stephen Licata had three goals for Rosemont.

Division II
Chestnut Hill College 14, Dominican 3

Playing for the first time on campus Saturday, the Griffins found comfort in familiar surroundings for a an ECC victory. Contributions came from the entire Griffins roster with senior attack Craig Owen (Haverford School) providing a six-point effort to headline the impressive performance.

Owen recorded four goals, two assists, two ground balls, and a caused turnover in the triumph, and the Griffins also received multi-point performances from Michael Melnychenko, senior midfielder Dennis Klusaritz Jr. (Allentown Central Catholic), senior midfielder Michael Duddy , Morlock, senior defenseman Thomas Carfagna (Parkland) and junior midfielder Michael Landau. Melnychenko and Klusaritz each provided a goal and three assists, while Carfagna was a monster on defense with six caused turnovers and five ground balls.

In goal, senior Dakota Maurer shared time but earned the win (6-5) with four saves in the victory.

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