Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/29/14
Host Cabrini, ranked No. 3 in Division III, improved to 9-0 with Saturday’s 20-11 win over No. 10 Ithaca.
Junior Anthony DiSanzo led the Cavaliers with a career high six goals. Fellow Juniors Mike Leyden (Haverford High) and Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove) added four goals each.
Anthony DiNenno (Avon Grove) won 19 off face-offs and scooped 10 groundballs while adding an assist and Corey Elmer had two goals and two assists.
Cabrini seized control with a 7-1 surge in the second period to take a 9-5 halftime lead. Tyler Johnston (Ridley) added a goal and an assist and Austin Marshall (Neshaminy) made nine saves for the win.
Ursinus 14, Dickinson 9
Ursinus scored eight goals in the second half as the Bears (6-3, 2-1 Centennial) defeated Dickinson (4-5, 1-1 Centennial) for the first time since the 2010 season.
Sophomore midfielder Dylan Spangenberg (Malvern Prep) led the Bears with three goals and two assists, with junior midfielder Jake Weber (Manheim Township) scoring two goals and adding an assist in the win. Ursinus also got two goals each from junior attack Mark Stratton (Manheim Township) and sophomore attack Tucker Noel with junior attack Steve Smyrl (Garnet Valley) joining Stratton and Spangenberg with two assists.
Dickinson was led by senior attack Brian Cannon who scored three goals and punched in an assist for the Red Devils. Six other players scored for Dickinson.
After the first quarter ended in a 3-all tie, Dickinson took a 4-3 lead at 13:19 when Tyler Llewellyn scored unassisted. Ursinus responded with three straight goals, one each by Weber, Smyrl and sophomore midfielder James Fairchild (Malvern Prep) for a 6-4 lead with 4:43 left. Fairchild scored off of a faceoff 13 seconds after Smyrl’s goal.
A 4-0 run to start the third quarter put the game out of reach, as Spangenberg bookended the run with goals, his last coming at eight minutes even to take a 10-6 lead. Dickinson got to within three at 11-8 with 12:01 left in the game, before Ursinus went on a 3-0 run, capped by a goal from Noel at 5:18.
For Dickinson, senior midfielder Carter Moore had nine groundballs. In goal, sophomore goalkeeper Nick Baxter had 14 saves.
Widener 10, Hood 3
Sophomore Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) scored twice in the decisive third quarter as part of his career-best five goals when the Pride netted five en route to a Commonwealth Conference victory at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium.
Widener held a 4-1 lead midway through the third quarter before scoring five straight goals in just over seven minutes for an eight-goal margin. In addition to Taylor’s exploits, senior Robert Clemens (Sun Valley) and Marc Feldman (Emmaus) had a goal and an assist with fellow freshman Nick Striebich also scoring for the Pride.
Taylor was the story, needing only eight shots to better his career high of four goals accomplished twice last season. He now leads the squad with 13 goals and 20 points.
Gwynedd Mercy 16, Neumann 8
Sophomore Tony McCraw tied two single-game program records with eight points and 17 groundballs, and set another with 22 faceoffs won (22-of-27) for Gwynedd Mercy in its CSAC opener. His goal after the opening faceoff was the first of three-straight for him in the game’s first 3:29. Less than a minute later, freshman Alfonzo Manzo found the back of the net and Griffins were able to jump out to a 4-0 lead.
Ryan Murphy (Methacton) tied a career-high with 12 saves as the sophomore recorded eight of them in the second half to stymie any Neumann offense. Alex Becker (Mt. Pleasant, DE) recorded 17 saves for the Knights (2-7, 0-1 CSAC). Ryan Eber netted five goals while Patrick Rose tallied five assists for Neumann.
Swarthmore 10, Misericordia 5
Two four-point performances from senior Brendan Conway and junior Chris Thomson led the Garnet to a victory over Misericordia (4-4).
Conway tallied two goals and two assists, while Thomson recorded a career-best three assists along with one goal. Senior Jonathan Molloy picked up a hat trick for the Garnet – the attack man is now just one point shy of 100 in his career. Senior keeper Jonathan Cohen made nine stops for his fourth victory of the season.
LIU Post 10, Chestnut Hill College 9
In a meeting of two nationally-ranked East Coast Conference (ECC) teams, #15 Chestnut Hill College fell to #9 LIU Post in a heartbreaking defeat. Michael Melnychenko had three goals and two assists for the Griffins (3-4).
Other D3 scores
Gettysburg 18, Muhlenberg 4
Lycoming 15, Alvernia 5
Wesley 7, Arcadia 6
McDaniel 14, Haverford 11
Bryn Athyn 17, Houghton 12
Marywood 16, Rosemont 4