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Men’s D3 roundup: @SwatLacrosse, Gwynedd Mercy, @Eastern_MLAX, @HCFords_MLax earn victories

Thursday, 5th March 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/5/15
From Press Releases

Freshman Cam Marsh scored five goals and senior Andrew Preiser tallied three in leading the host Swarthmore College men’s lacrosse team to an 18-5 victory over Drew in the pouring rain on Wednesday at Clothier Field. The Garnet netted 11 unanswered between the first and third quarters and never looked back.

The teams were evenly matched in the first quarter as Marsh scored the first goal of the game at 10:29. Drew (0-1) responded with two straight goals, but Swarthmore recovered and led 4-3 at the end of the quarter by getting a marker from Preiser with just four seconds left.

The Garnet dominated the second quarter, scoring four more goals and shutting out the Rangers. DeWan led the offense by finding the back of the net twice in the frame to help the hosts build an 8-3 advantage at the break.

Swarthmore continued where it left off in the first half by scoring five consecutive goals in the third. Marsh netted two, freshman Sam Sokota scored one and tallied an assist, and Ian Lukaszewicz assisted on two goals during the stretch. Drew’s Robert Hart scored to make it 13-4 and end a streak of 11 straight unanswered Garnet goals with 1:26 remaining, but that was as close as the Rangers would come the rest of the way.

Freshman John Calia, who was making his first collegiate appearance, saved six shots between the pipes for Swarthmore. Drew goaltender Teddy Sweeney made 13 stops in the losing effort. Swarthmore had a 40-23 advantage in ground balls, a 39-24 advantage in total shots and won 17 of the 27 faceoffs.

Gwynedd Mercy 9, Arcadia 7

A four-goal burst late in the fourth quarter helped Gwynedd Mercy to a win at Arcadia on a rainy Wednesday night.

Tied 5-5 heading into the final quarter, the Knights would take a one-goal lead 38 seconds into the period. After three possessions with no success, Gwynedd got a score from freshman Dominic Moscariello (Lansdale Catholic) with just under seven minutes to play. Junior Tony McCraw (Central Dauphin East) found paydirt over a minute later and Moscariello again soon after and the Griffins had a 8-6 edge with 4:32 to go.

Sophomore Alfonso Manzo (Southern, NJ) capped the scoring with a tally with 12 ticks left. Arcadia added one after the ensuing faceoff to account for the final score.

In all, Moscariello, McCraw, Manzo and junior Blase Cesarone (Daniel Boone) each had two goals apiece. Junior Tommy Belmont (Great Valley) added a score and an assist.

Senior goalie John Black (Hempfield) made 10 saves on the evening. Arcadia’s A.J. Beck recorded 13 stops.

Ryan Green (Central Bucks West), Danny Riley, and Matt Mignogna (Central Bucks South) scored two each respectively for the Knights (1-2).

Eastern 11, Aurora 7

After scuffling through a sloppy first half, Eastern outscored the visiting Spartans of Aurora University 7-1 in the second half to pull away to a non-league win. Kyle Gillam (Sun Valley) led the way with a goal and three assists and Andrew Travers added three goals as the Eagles improved to 3-0 on the year on a foggy and wet Olson Field.

Eric Waibel (Avon Grove) added two goals and Nick DiPiano (Great Valley) posted 13 saves for eastern.

Haverford College 18, Mount Saint Mary 6

The Fords won their first game of the 2015 season with an offensive outburst Wednesday afternoon. The Fords had 11 different players score a goal in the game, including two different players with hat tricks.

Geoff Geppert led the Haverford attack with a career-high five goals. Richard Greenberg added the Fords’ second hat trick performance of the night with a career-high three goals and four points. Isaac Krier also tallied the first two goals of his collegiate career. Three others players, Alejandro Vega, James Forse, and Noah Quinn also scored the first goals of their collegiate careers in the win. Evan Dorman, Jack Bodine, Chase Williams, and Jack Sollee were also goal scorers on the evening.

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