Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/8/15
From Press Releases
Nationally-ranked Ursinus (9-1, 4-0 Centennial) stayed undefeated in the Centennial Conference with a 14-6 win at Washington College (5-6, 4-1 Centennial) in men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday night.
Ursinus, ranked 15th in the coaches poll and 11th in the Inside Lacrosse magazine poll, snapped a three-game losing streak to the Shoremen and are now tied for first place with Gettysburg, who the Bears will face on Saturday afternoon.
As for Wednesday’s game, Ursinus went 4-for-8 on extra man opportunities, with all four goals coming in the second half. Senior midfielder Jake Weber, junior attack Steve Mussoline (Allentown Central Catholic), senior attack Mark Stratton, senior midfielder Mike Neal and junior attack Logan Panaccione each had two goals on the night. Mussoline and Weber both had three assists on the night.
In goal, junior Brian Neff did his job, stopping 12 shots.
Starting the second quarter tied at 2, Ursinus went on a 3-0 run to take a 5-2 lead on goals by senior midfielder Ian Moore, freshman midfielder Gerard Brown and senior attack Steve Smyrl (Garnet Valley). Smyrl’s final goal at 10:07 left ended the run.
Washington would get within two at 5-3, before Mussoline scored a goal with 6:25 left on an assist by senior attack Mark Stratton for a 6-3 lead.
Ursinus would outscore Washington 8-2 in the second half, with the Bears scoring four goals in each of the third and fourth quarters. Starting with the 7:51 mark in the third quarter, the Bears closed the game on a 7-1 scoring run.
Weber had two goals during the run, one with 4:34 left (extra-man) and one with ten seconds left in the third quarter for a 10-5 lead.
In the fourth quarter, leading 11-6, Ursinus closed the game on a 3-0 run with Mussoline, sopohomore attack Conor Fitzgerald and Neal all scored goals during that run.
Individually, Weber had 16 shots on the night, while sophomore faceoff specialist James Fairchild (Malvern Prep) went 14-for-24 from the X. Neff scooped up four ground balls, with senior defender Ryan Ridinger having two caused turnovers. College
Cabrini 9, Gwynedd Mercy 5
Senior Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove) scored both of his goals in the final four minutes to help the Cavaliers secure a 9-5 victory over Gwynedd Mercy at Edith Robb Dixon Field.
With the win, the No. 16 Blue and White improve to 3-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference and 7-5 overall. The victory also extends the club’s conference win streak to 90 games.
Senior Tyler Johnston (Ridley) led Cabrini with four points, matching Sobieski’s two goals and adding a pair of assists. Fellow senior Mike Leyden (haverford High) added a goal and a helper, while juniors Kyle Bush (Ridley), Sebastian Kerslake (Henderson) and Ethan Heisman (Henderson) and sophomore Evan Downey also marked the score book.
Johnston accounted for 11 of the Cavaliers’ 38 shots on the night, while Downey, Leyden and Sobieski fired five each.
Seven Cavaliers also recorded at least three ground balls, as the Blue and White secured 38 ground balls to Gwynedd Mercy’s 23.
Senior Patrick Nolan (Plymouth Whitemarsh) matched a career high with five caused turnovers and joined Leyden with five ground balls each.
Freshman goaltender Tyler Morrell (Episcopal Academy) notched 11 saves to earn the victory.
The loss also hands Gwynedd their first conference loss and snaps a four-game winning streak.
Junior Nick Guglielmi (/Council Rock South) notched a two fourth-quarter man-up goals while senior Nico Belardo (Northern Burlington), junior Tony McCraw (Central Dauphin East), and sophomore Alfonso Manzo also tallied for GMercyU (8-3, 2-1 CSAC). Belardo also contributed two assists.
FDU Florham 13, Delaware Valley 4
FDU-Florham scored the final nine goals of the afternoon as the Devils spoiled Delaware Valley’s first game as a University with a 13-4, Freedom Conference decision.
Earlier in the day, Delaware Valley College officially became Delaware Valley University. The loss dropped the Aggies to 5-4 overall and 1-1 in the Freedom while FDU-Florham upped its marks to 6-4 and 2-0.
Rosemont 13, Neumann 5
The Rosemont men’s lacrosse team (3-7, 2-1 CSAC) defeated the Neumann Knights (0-10, 0-3 CSAC) under a non-stop rain on a raw evening at the Ravens Athletic Complex. The win was the first for the Rosemont program against Neumann in its fourth year of competition. Justin regan had five goals and an assist for the Ravens.
ROSEMONT, Pa. – The Neumann University men’s lacrosse team fell 13-5 to Rosemont College in Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) action on Wednesday night.
Ryan O’Kane (Ridley) led the Knights with two goals and an assist on nine shots.