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Tuesday’s college roundup: Chestnut Hill men, Holy Family women win in OT

Wednesday, 13th March 2013

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

Sophomore midfielder Sean Johnsen won the face-off to start overtime and fed junior attack Michael Melnychenko for the game-winner just six seconds (3:54) into the extra frame as host Chestnut Hill College toppled Saint Rose, 9-8, Tuesday night n men’s lacrosse.

Melnychenko headlined the evening with four goals, an assist, two ground balls, and a turnover. Tanner Fisher added two goals, an assist, a ground ball, and a caused turnover, while seven other Griffins (3-2) provided at least a point.

Johnsen dominated the faceoff circle winning 16-of-20 (80.0%) draws and hustling to 11 ground balls; none being more important than his last. Junior defenseman Alexander Frederick helped senior goalkeeper Dakota Maurer (Lititz, Pa.) anchor the Griffin backfield with four caused turnovers and four ground balls. Maurer earned his third win with 13 saves and two ground balls.

Game-Winning Goal by Access Lacrosse
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Holy Family 12, East Stroudsburg 11, OT

Senior Stephanie McNesby (Archbishop Ryan) scored the game-winning goal with :45 seconds left in the first sudden victory period to lift Holy Family.

Brianna Lancetta (Bishop Eustace), Marissa Lawson and McNesby each finished with three goals a piece. Senior Jessica Maloney (Archbishop Ryan) led the team with five ground balls.

Division III
Immaculata 19, Maritime 5

Freshman Kelly Lapp (Central Bucks East) continued the great start to her career with four more goals to bring her total to ten, second best on the team. Freshman Allison Jakavick (Exeter) also tallied four goals to help lead the Immaculata offense.

Neumann 10, Sweet Briar 5

Neumann improved to 5-0 as Rebecca Dolenti (Pottsgrove), Lexi Wilkinson (Cherokee), Jordan Hopkins (Sun Valley) and Amanda Fedak (Pope John Paul II) scored two goals each.

Gwynedd-Mercy 21, Penn State-Abington 3

Sophomore Dani Horn (North Penn) paced GM (1-1) with a game-high 11 points (7 goals/4 assists). Senior Jenna Gaydosh (Nazareth Academy) added a career-best five goals in the victory.

Amy Powell (Plymouth Whitemarsh) finished with four goals, also a career-high while freshman Danae Perrymond (Pottstown) added two scores and three assists. Jil MacDonald (Archbishop Ryan), Casey Gaughan (Villa Joseph Marie), Brianna Greer (Bishop McDevitt) each had a goal to round out the scoring for the Griffins.

Alvernia 21, Misericordia 9

Freshman Julie Sutton (Clearview) scored a game-high six goals, and Alli Bainbridge (Pottsgrove) scored five goals and added two helpers to help Alvernia. Also contributing to the offensive effort was Alyssa Verrillo (Archbishop Wood) and Jacquelyn Strange (Council Rock North) who each had three scores.

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