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Saturday’s D2 roundup: Chestnut Hill women, men are victorious

Sunday, 24th March 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/24/13

Senior midfielder Erica Eaby played hero for Chestnut Hill College Saturday, as she scored the Griffins last two goals in a 12-11, double-overtime, Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) victory over Post University on Saturday. It was the first win of the year for the Griffins (1-5, 1-2).

The Griffins scored the affair’s first three games before trading goals with the Eagles to a 6-5 halftime lead. Unfortunately, the Eagles outscored the Griffins 5-4 in the second half to force the extra frame, 10-10.

After Chestnut Hill College’s 3-0 opening run, fueled by sophomore midfielder Briana Addison (Garnet Valley) and senior midfielder Brianne Timony, Post University (0-5, 0-2) got back into the contest with unassisted goals from senior attack Morgan Kanavy, 3-1 at 16:10, and Miranda Polaski, 3-2 at 13:06. From there, the opponents traded goals until the contest settled on a 5-5 tie with 2:45 remaining in the period. The stalemate, however, lasted only seconds as junior attack Kelly Campbell (Archbishop Ryan) gave the Griffins on a 6-5 halftime edge with 2:29 left on the clock.

The Eagles made the most of their second half opportunities as they scored on five of their nine shots with junior attack Meghan Diggett providing the final goal of regulation at 7:30, 10-10. Sophomore midfielder Eryka Baez looked to deliver the win for the Eagles with her goal at 3:08 of the first overtime, 11-10. Fortunately, Eaby scored her first goal forty second later (2:28) to knot the contest for another extra frame, 11-11. Just 29 second into the second overtime, Eaby struck again and that one held on as the game-winner in the Griffins 12-11 double overtime victory.

Timony’s four goals, an assist, a ground ball, and three draws headlined the Griffins winning effort. Eaby, Campbell, and Addison each scored twice, while providing additional contributions. Eaby recorded four ground balls, four draws, and two caused turnovers. Campbell provided an assist, seven ground balls, and three draws in addition to her scores. And Addison hustled to two ground balls and one draw control.

Holy Family 22, Nyack 1

The Tigers scored a season-high 22 goals as they coasted in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest. Holy Family improves to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in conference play. The win also marked the Tigers’ 12th straight victory over a conference opponent dating back to last season.

Holy Family had six players score multiple goals in the victory, including senior Stephanie McNesby (Archbishop Ryan) and freshman Nicole Braungart (Bishop Eustace) who each tallied a game-high four goals apiece. McNesby finished with six points after also dishing out two assists. She also led with seven draw controls.

Sophomores Christina Bonomo and Brianna Lancetta (Bishop Eustace) tallied hat tricks with three goals, while junior Brigit LaRose (Holy Cross) and freshman Paige Settar (Clearview Regional) each scored a pair of goals for the Tigers. Lancetta controlled six draws as Holy Family edged Nyack 18-7 in that category.

Senior Maria Mattioli (Nazareth) tallied three points after recording a pair of assists and scoring a goal of her own. She also led the team with three ground balls.

Philadelphia 16, Dominican 8

the rams rolled in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play.

The Rams (5-3, 3-0 CACC) climbed out of a 2-1 hole as they found the back of the net six times in the final 17:28 of the opening half to take a 7-2 lead at the intermission. Junior attack Emily Ray started the surge with her only goal of the game at the 17:28 mark. A goal with 14:44 left in the half by sophomore attack Allison Brian put Philadelphia back in front.

A pair of goals from junior midfielder Libby Nichols, and one each from junior midfielder Carli DiCioccio (Northern Burlington) and freshman attack Liz Mower (Souderton Area) helped pad the lead.

Nichols finished the afternoon with four points (two goals, two assists), seven draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers. DiCioccio ended up with three points (one goal, two assists), three ground balls, a pair of caused turnovers, and a draw control.

Chestnut Hill College 18, Roberts Wesleyan 8

The Griffins put the work in early against Roberts Wesleyan College as junior attack Michael Melnychenko highlighted a 9-1 one Griffin first quarter with four goals and an assist; his last made him the first in program history to eclipse 100 career goals.

Riding high on the emotion and their eight-goal advantage, the Griffins officially opened their East Coast Conference (ECC) season with the victory over the Redhawks. Senior attack Craig Owen (Haverford School), senior midfielder Dennis Klusaritz Jr. (Allentown Central Catholic), and freshman attack Michael Plaia also contributed multiple points in the win.

Melnychenko ended his historical performance with eight points on five goals and three assists. He also provided the Griffins with two ground balls and a caused turnover. Owen finished with three goals, three assists, and a ground ball, while Klusaritz added an assist and two ground balls to his three scores. Senior goalkeeper Dakota Maurer made nine saves in 47:40 minutes of play to earn his fourth win of the season (4-3).



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