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Philly men’s roundup: @Eastern_MLAX, @SwatLacrosse, @HCFords_MLax, Albright gain victories

Thursday, 12th March 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/12/15

Eleven seems to be Eastern University Men’s Lacrosse’s magic number early this season. The Eagles (5-0) scored 11 goals for the fourth game in a row, topping McDaniel College 11-8 on Wednesday afternoon.

Senior David Darling led the charge with six points on three goals and three assists. Darling has accumulated 23 points already this season. With 4.6 points per game this year, he’s just a tad shy of his record-setting 4.8 points per game pace last season. Darling moved into third all-time in points at Eastern (161 career points) jumping over current assistant coach Nick Mandia who recorded 159 career points in three seasons as an Eagle.

Grant Ferguson added a brace to keep intact a multi-point-game streak that extends back to March 21, 2014. Ferguson leads Eastern with 14 goals this season.

Tim Lamb, Trevor Gallion, Bryan Mizell (Strath Haven), Jake Billera, Bryan Goetz and Joe Palo (Hatboro-Horsham) also scored a goal in the win.

Albright's Matt Lomady (Abington) id defended by Widener's Brandon Swwder (Lenape) during Wednesday's victory

Albright’s Matt Lomady (Abington) id defended by Widener’s Brandon Swwder (Lenape) during Wednesday’s victory – Photo by Rene Schleicher

Swarthmore 16, Gordon 8

Seniors Ian Lukaszewicz and Andrew Preiser each factored into five goals to propel the GarnetCollege men’s lacrosse team to a victory over Gordon at Irvine, CA.

Swarthmore (3-1), which won its third straight game, scored eight goals in each half and was in full control the entire game. Lukaszewicz recorded five points on four goals and one assist, while Preiser had one goal and four helpers. Senior Darrel Hunter (Strath Haven) led the Garnet defense with four caused turnovers and three ground balls, and sophomore Cole Fox made 16 saves to record his second victory in as many starts.

The Garnet will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they face Whittier on Friday at 7:00 p.m. PST.

Albright 13, Widener 4

Matthew Lomady (Abington), Philip Potter and Bryan Smith each recorded three points as Albright opened Commonwealth Conference play with a victory over Widener.

Lomady and Smith each had a goal and two assists, while Potter posted a team-high three goals for the Lions.

Cam Cetrone and Andrew Potter each had two goals for Albright, which improved to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the Commonwealth Conference.

Widener, which fell to 0-5 overall and 0-1 in conference play, received two goals from Vince Marra (Springfield-Delco) and a goal and an assist from Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan).

Haverford 10, Gwynedd Mercy 9

For the second straight game, it was a dominant second half that carried Haverford to victory. Trailing 4-0 at Gwynedd Mercy after the first period and 6-3 at the half, Haverford needed each goal of its second half comeback to overtake the Griffins, 10-9. The Fords (3-2) closed the victory by outscoring the Griffins (4-1) by a 3-0 margin in the final period to complete the comeback. Wednesday’s road contest was the first meeting in program history between the two schools.

Geoff Geppert had three goals and two assists to lead the Fords.

Junior Tony McCraw (Central Dauphin East) paced Gwynedd with three goals and an assist while Nick Guglielmi (Council Rock South) added two goals.

Alvernia 8, Immaculata 7

Sophomore Ben Manning (Boyertown) scored a game-high four goals and freshman goalie Mason Etier (Father Judge) made a save at the final horn to give Alvernia (2-3) a win over Immaculata.

Tyler Black had two goals and three assists for Immaculata (0-3)

Elizabethtown 14, Delaware Valley 1
Susquehanna 8, Franklin & Marshall 7, 2 OT
Gettysburg 12, York 6
Misericordia 25, Neumann 6

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