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Philly D3 roundup: @UrsinusMLax, @SwatLacrosse earn victories

Sunday, 16th March 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/16/14

Host Ursinus peppered the cage with 61 shots on Saturday in its non-conference tilt with Wheaton (Mass.), coming away with a 14-7 win over the Lyons (2-4) in men’s lacrosse play.

Junior midfielder Jake Weber (Manheim Township) accounted for four goals and one assist, while junior attack Steve Smyrl (Garnet Valley) scored three times in the win. Senior midfielder Dylan Spangenberg (Malvern Prep) and senior faceoff specialist Shawn Caven (Pennsbury) each had two goals on the day.

Sophomore attack Logan Panaccione dished out three assists, including an outstanding play in which, while falling, he lobbed the ball to Caven for a goal.

Leading 8-5 at intermission, Ursinus allowed the Lyons just two goals in the second half and finished the game by outscoring the Lyons 10-2 when Wheaton took a 5-4 lead with 7:04 left in the second quarter.

Wheaton got a game-high five goals from junior attack Matthew Hillman and two assists each from freshman attack Barrett Jenness and freshman attack Willi Morrison.

Individually, Caven was 14-for-18 on faceoffs and scooped up six ground balls. Junior defender Ryan Ridinger had six ground balls as well, and three caused turnovers.

Sophomore goalkeeper Brian Neff, who had six ground balls himself, made 11 saves.

Wheaten is coached by former Widener coach Jamie Lockard, whose assistant for several years was Ursinus coach Jamie Steele.

Swarthmore 16, Elmira 8

With five players contibuting two or more points, Swarthmore College powered past visiting Elmira.

Junior Andrew Preiser led the way with a career high nine points from three goals and six assists – also a career high. Junior Ian Lukaszewicz and sophomore Alex Scott rattled off four goals each en route to seven- and six-point performances, respectively. Junior Chris Thomson (Archmere Academy) picked up three points and senior Daniel Kowalyshyn recorded one goal and one assist to round out Swarthmore’s multi-point scorers.

Gwynedd Mercy 10, Hood 6

Gwynedd Mercy was led by senior Mason Risner (Hempfield) and sophomore Tony McCraw as each scored three times. Junior Nico Belardo (Northern Burlington) dished out a career-high five assists.

Rosemont 14, Mt. St. Vincent 7

After surviving an early deficit, Rosemont (1-3) took a 4-3 lead after the first quarter and outscored the visiting Dolphins 4-1 in the second quarter to take control of the game. Rosemont won the final two quarters of the game, 3-1 and 3-2 to double-up Mount St. Vincent (3-1) by a final score of 14-7. The win was the first for the Ravens this year, and it was the first loss for the Dolphins, who came into today’s game with a 3-0 record.

Will Lawlor (Radnor) scored four goals and teammate Justin Regan added three to lead the Ravens. Rosemont had seven different goal-scorers this afternoon. Rasool Smith (Lower Merion) and Stephen Licata also scored two goals for the victorious Ravens.

Dickinson 6, Widener 5

Tyler White (Penn Charter) scored twice to lead the Devils past the Pride.

Kyle Gratz had a goal and an assist for Widener (1-3).

Susquehanna 11, Arcadia 4
Franklin and Marshall 12, Albright 5
Gettysburg 21, Eastern 4
Cazenovia 13, Alvernia 10
Plattsburgh St. 9, Haverford 7
Richard Stockton 11, Muhlenberg 9
Misericordia 15, Immaculata 11

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