Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/28/15
From Press Release
Kurtis Naslonski, Jack Curran, Danny Seibel, and Johnny Gallaway each netted two goals as host Villanova defeated Delaware, 10-4, today for the its third straight win.
Turnovers were the nemesis for the Blue Hens as they committed a season-high 19 miscues and could never catch up from an early deficit.
Delaware (2-3), coming off an 11-10 win over Mt. St. Mary’s on Tuesday, could not continue the winning ways as the Blue Hens fell behind 4-0 in the first quarter and were never able to catch up to the Wildcats (3-1).
Eric Gartner (Great Valley) added a goal and an assist for the ‘Cats.
Tom Holland, Beau Jones (Germantown Academy), Brian Kormondy, and Chris Colaneri each scored goals for Delaware while Brett Anton made a career-high 17 saves in goal.
“I give credit to Villanova for a very well played game,” said Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw. “We are very disappointed that we did not play cleanly and we turned the ball over too much to beat a quality team. We have a quick turnaround and have to play another very good team Tuesday in (19th-ranked) Holy Cross.”
Villanova held advantages of 49-24 in shots, 26-22 in groundballs, and 11-7 in faceoffs and had seven less turnovers than the Blue Hens.
The Wildcats, who downed Delaware on the Main Line for the fourth straight time, jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one quarter as Seibel netted both of his goals in the opening stanza. Delaware rallied back on goals by Jones and Holland in the first five minutes of the second half, but Villanova took a 6-2 lead into the break.
Delaware narrowed the gap to 8-3 on Colaneri’s first goal of the season with 7:45 left to play, but the Hens never got closer the rest of the day.