Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/19/15
From Press Releases
Behind a scoring attack that saw six different members of the Widener men’s lacrosse team notch a goal, the Pride took advantage of a seven-score run during the second half to storm past the University of New England, 12-7, for its first win of the year on Wednesday afternoon at Leslie C. Quick Stadium.
Freshman midfielder Patrick Richardson didn’t waste any time on getting Widener (1-6) on the board as he sunk his first tally of the game just 29 seconds in. After the Nor’easters (3-3) evened the score, the Pride closed out the first quarter with scores by junior midfielder Marc LaVine), Richardson, and sophomore midfielder Vince Marra (Springfield-Delco.) to hold a 4-1 advantage after the first quarter.
The visitors answered with a three-straight to knot the score at 4-4 with just under seven minutes left in the first half, but with 50 ticks left to play in the stanza, junior attacker Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) sent home an unassisted effort to give his squad a one-goal advantage heading into the intermission.
New England came out firing to open the latter half, scoring the first two tallies of the half to take its first lead of the game (6-5) at the 39:54 mark. But then the home squad went on an absolute tear, putting the game out of reach with seven-consecutive notches bookended by unassisted efforts off the stick of junior midfielder Bryan Shields (Nazareth). Also joining in on the action during the run was LaVine, Marra, Taylor, and sophomore attacker Clint Sanders (Central Bucks South) who notched his first collegiate goal with 11 minutes to play in the contest.
The visitors battled until the end, as Dan Auger capped off the scoring for the day with an unassisted marker with 39 seconds left on the clock.
Marra led the way with three goals, while LaVine, Taylor, Shields, and Richardson each registered two. LaVine and freshman midfielder Anthony Paone (Warrington, Pa.) each scooped up a game-high seven ground balls for the Pride.
In goal, junior Chris Treat (Haverford High) turned aside 10 shots.
Rosemont 7, Alvernia 6
The Ravens (1-4) claimed their first win this season in a thrilling victory over host Alvernia (3-4).
Leading for most of the first half, the Ravens took a three-goal advantage into the second half. Alvernia outscored Rosemont 4-2 in the deciding half, but the Ravens were able to keep the Crusaders off of the scoreboard to hold on to the win.
Licata scored three goals to lead Rosemont, while Rasool Smith (Lower Merion) added two. Zach Bowe (West Chester East) and Anthony Bottoms (Roman Catholic) each scored once.
Kiefer Paul was credited with the win in goal, stopping seven out of Alvernia’s 13 shots on goal.
Brian Schay (Owen J. Roberts) had three goals for Alvernia.
Bryn Athyn 17, Immaculata 11
Andrew Coyle (Father Judge) led the Lions (2-0) with five goals while Connor Buick scored three goals and picked up six ground balls. Travis McCurdy (Bryn Athyn) put in three goals and five ground balls and Ryan Landels tallied three goals and one ground ball.
Sophomore Doug Hughes (Bayard Rustin) scored a career-high four goals in the loss for the Mighty Macs. Freshman Mike Reardon (one assist, West Deptford) and freshman Brendan Doyle (Springfield-Montco) each scored two goals, while sophomore Ben Lerario (Archbishop Carroll) and freshman Tyler Black each had a goal and an assist.
Salisbury 13, Cabrini 7
No. 10 Cabrini fell to 3-3 after the loss to No. 15 Salisbury at Edith Robb Dixon Field.
Seniors Mike Leyden (Haverford High) and Tyler Johnston (Ridley) led the Cavaliers with two goals and an assist each, while classmate Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove) added a goal and a helper.
Eastern 16, Christopher Newport 7
Eastern improved to 6-1 while CNU sank to 5-2.
Grant Ferguson scored a game-high four goals, his second-highest total of the season, and added an assist for the five-point game. He added seven groundballs and two caused turnovers. On one of the caused turnovers, Ferguson stripped CNU’s goalie and then dumped it in from point-blank range.
Gwynedd Mercy 11, Delaware Valley 2
Junior Tony McCraw (Central Dauphin East) scored three of this four goals in the first quarter and the Griffin defense yielded just two goals to help spark Gwynedd Mercy to a win over visiting Delaware Valley (3-2).
McCraw would assist on the other goal to lead 4-0 after the first quarter of play.
Junior Blase Cesarone (Daniel Boone) added three scores while Matt Richter (Boyertown) poured in two. Richter’s first goal capped a first half where the Griffins would lead 6-1 at the break.
Chris Coyle and Seth Clauser scored for DelVal.
NYIT 14, Chestnut Hill 4
Tom McDermott (Ridley) had 15 saves for the Griffins.