Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/9/13, Re-posted, 3/10/13
From Press Release
Despite posting its second-highest goal total of the season, the Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse team fell to Brown, 17-9, on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 3-4 on the season and 0-4 all-time against the Bears.
Brown (3-1) had won three in a row got a goal and three assists from freshman attackman Henry Blynn (Haverford School).
Blynn, the Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year last season, made a flying attempt at another goal earlier in the game, but had it called back for landing in the crease (see photos).
Brown jumped out to a 6-1 run that spanned the first period before Saint Joseph’s sophomore midfielder Rob Watts (St. Joseph’s Prep) and sophomore attack Matthew Sarcona combined for a 4-1 run, capitalizing on a Brown penalty with a pair of man-up goals, that closed the Hawks’ deficit to two goals, 7-5, with 5:52 remaining in the second period.
The Bears would keep the Hawks scoreless as they tacked on three more goals in the second period and three in the third period to hold a 13-5 lead heading into the final 15 minutes of regulation.
Freshmen attacks Pat Swanick (St. Joseph’s Prep) and Matt Blasco combined for the first two goals of the fourth period (13:53, 10:16) but Brown would score four of the game’s final six goals to hand the Hawks the loss, 17-9.
Sarcona and Watts led all Hawks in scoring with two goals apiece while senior attack Kyle Williams dished out two crucial assists, one on each of Sarcona and Watts’ goals on the second-period 4-1 run.
On the defensive end, junior midfielder Will Abbott picked up a game-high six ground balls en route to going 15-of-29 (.517) from the faceoff.
Sophomore goalkeeper Dustin Keen (Downingtown West) (3-4) made eight saves in the loss while senior Chris Moffa made two saves in his first appearance of the season.
For the game, Brown held the advantage in shots, 46-30, and ground balls, 32-19, while Saint Joseph’s was 3-of-7 in extra man opportunities. The Hawks turned the ball over 13 times compared to the Bears’ nine