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Men’s D3 lacrosse: Widener rallies; Cabrini rolls, Ursinus wins

Thursday, 4th April 2013

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

Widener exploded in the third quarter for five goals and the defense did its job in the second half for a 9-5 Commonwealth Conference men’s lacrosse victory over Lebanon Valley at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium.

The Pride’s run began late in the second quarter when senior Johnny Casey (Abington) scored a man-up goal with 3:02 left for a 4-3 halftime deficit.

But that was just the beginning of what would be a six-goal run for Widener. It continued 1:09 into the second half when senior Ryan Eidenshink (La Salle) tallied for a 4-4 tie.

Freshman Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) then gave the Pride (6-3, 2-0 CC) the lead for good, scoring off a feed from junior Timothy Winslow with 8:39 to go in the third for a 5-4 margin.

Eidenshink and Taylor then scored 2 1/2 minutes apart before senior Josh Fox (Lower Merion) netted a man-up tally with 4:30 left in the quarter for an 8-4 lead.

Eidenshink and Fox scored three times for their second hat tricks of the season, Taylor netted two and junior Robert Clemens (Sun Valley) had two assists for the Pride, who closed with a 40-18 shots edge that included 21-8 in the second half en route to their third straight win.

The defense was more than up to the challenge, forcing 11 turnovers in the second half and only allowing the Dutchmen to convert 4-of-12 clear attempts. Winslow ended with five caused turnovers for the Pride, who this week received votes in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Top 20 Coaches Poll.

Junior Mac Nestler, a two-time conference Goalkeeper of the Week this season, amassed five saves.

Cabrini 25, Centenary 5

The Cavaliers handed Centenary College its first loss of the season. The win improved the Blue and White to 6-3 on the season and extended the club’s regular season conference win streak to 91 games.

Senior Bobby Thorp (Cherokee) led 14 Cavaliers who found the back of the net, as the senior tallied four goals and an assist. Sophomores Anthony DiSanzo and Kevin MacQuilliam posted hat tricks, while junior Corey Elmer recorded a game-high eight points, including a career high six assists.

Ursinus 10, York College 9

Ursinus got five goals and one assist from sophomore attack Mike Neal as the Bears (6-3) snapped a three-game losing streak with a nailbiting win over York.

The Spartans (9-3) came in ranked 18th in Division III and marked the Bears first win against a top 20 program.

Neal scored four of his goals in the second half, including one with 4:36 left in the fourth quarter that gave Ursinus a 9-8 lead. Sophomore attack Steve Smyrl (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley) scored two goals in the win.

Ursinus rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third quarter with three straight goals including two from Neal. His second one with 3:29 left tied the score at 6-all. After York took a quick 7-6 lead, Ursinus scored two goals with freshman attack Logan Panaccione scoring with four seconds left in the third to tie the score, followed by Neal’s fourth goal of the game at 14:44 left in the game to make the score 8-7.

Sophomore midfielder Jake Weber (Manheim Township) would score with 2:48 left in the game which turned out to be the game-winner.

Arcadia 13, Bryn Athyn 3

The Knights (4-4) scored seven unanswered goals to start the match and went on to defeat Bryn Athyn (1-5).

The victory is the first road win in Arcadia program history. Chris Jacovino scored four goals and assisted on two more to lead the Knights.

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