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Philly men’s D2-D3 roundup: @UrsinusMLAX tops @SwatLacrosse; @BrynAthynLax, Gwynedd Mercy, Rosemont win

Sunday, 22nd March 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/22/15

Five goals in the each of the first two quarters helped Ursinus build a commanding 10-3 lead on its way to a 13-5 victory over Swarthmore (4-2, 0-1 Centennial) on Saturday night in men’s lacrosse play.

The Bears (5-1, 1-0 Centennial) outshot the Garnet 46-22 on its way to the win.

For Ursinus, senior attack Mark Stratton (Manheim Township) and senior midfielder Ian Moore each had three goals, with senior midfielder Jake Weber (Manheim Township) and junior attack Logan Panaccione each getting two. Senior attack Steve Smyrl (Garnet Valley) had two assists in the win as well.

With the score tied at 1-all in the first quarter, Ursinus went on a 4-0 run with goals by freshman midfielder Ian Desenberg (Central York) and sophomore midfielder Matthew Cioeta (Sun Valley). Moore scored back-to-back goals within a span of 54 seconds to give the Bears a 5-1 lead.

Leading 5-2 at the start of the second half, Stratton scored two straight goals, followed by Moore’s third goal with 3:52 left for an 8-2 lead. The Garnet and Bears traded man-up goals, with Panaccione scoring with 1:45 left for a 9-3 Bears lead. Gerard Brown netted a goal with 30 seconds left for a 10-3 halftime lead.

Weber scored both two his goals in the fourth quarter, including a short-handed goal with 14:06 left in the game for an 11-4 lead. He then scored his second goal 29 seconds later for a 12-4 edge. Stratton would add his third at 11:04 left for a 13-4 edge.

Individually, James Fairchild (Malvern Prep) was 8-for-15 from the X, while Cioeta, junior long stick midfielder Patrick O’Donoghue and senior long stick midfielder Kevin Kohout (Gloucester Catholic) each had four groundballs. Junior goalkeeper Brian Neff (Ephrata) had seven saves in the win.

Matt Johnson and Ian Lukaszewicz each scored twice for Swarthmore.

Division II

LIU Post 18, Chestnut Hill 6

Alec Dambach and Tanner Fisher scored twice while George Markey put a notch in each point category with a goal and an assist. The sixth goal was scored by senior Francisco Barone (Cape May Court House, N.J.), who recorded his first collegiate goal as part of the Griffins third-quarter retort. Freshman goalkeeper Thomas McDermott (Ridley) and junior goalkeeper Drew Lamela each played a half; McDermott (2-5) made five saves in the first and Lamela totaled six in the second.

Division III

Bryn Athyn 15, Alvernia 11

Connor Buick led the Lions (3-0) with five goals and one assist. Nolan Frame put in three goals and one assist, Quintin Harrish scored three goals.

Ben Manning had three goals for Alvernia.

Gwynedd Mercy 15, DeSales 6

Tony McCraw had four goals and three assists for Gwynedd (6-2).

Rosemont 15, Keystone 4

The Ravens (2-4, 1-0 CSAC) opened their conference schedule against the Keystone College Giants (0-4, 0-1 CSAC) at Cabini College with a strong effort. It was the second straight win for the Ravens; the first time in the program’s short history that the team has won two consecutive games. The game also featured a personal career milestone for junior attacker Stephen Licata, whose third goal of the day represented his 100th career point.

Albright 11, Stockton 6

Senior T.J. Holston tied his career high with six goals and added two assists and Albright used a dominant third period to defeat Stockton.

York 10, Eastern 8

Desmomnd Ddcker had four goals and an assist for Eastern.

Hood 9, Delaware Valley 7
Franklin & Marshall 6, Muhlenberg 4
Gettysburg 14, Haverford 3

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