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Saturday’s Philly D1 men’s roundup: Rambo leads Maryland past PSU; Lehigh, Delaware, Princeton fall

Sunday, 5th April 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/5/15
From Press Releases

Sophomore Matt Rambo (la Salle) led all scorers with five points on three goals and two assists to guide the No. 3 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a 12-5 victory over Penn State in front of 4, 052 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Terrapins also celebrated the careers of eight seniors: Mike Bender, Jay Carlson, Bobby Gribbin, Casey Ikeda, Joe LoCascio, Eric Parnon, Charlie Raffa and Zack Wholley

With the victory, the Terps improved to 9-1 on the season and 2-0 in Big Ten Conference play, while the Nittany Lions fell to 3-7 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

Maryland wasted no time in opening up a 3-0 lead in the first 5:14 of the first quarter with all three goals coming from the starting attack.

Mike Sutton (St. Augustine Prep) led the Nittany Lions with three goals.

Colgate 12, Lehigh 8

Trailing 9-3 late in the third quarter, the Lehigh men’s lacrosse team scored five straight goals in the span of 7:56 to pull within 9-8 with 10:04 still remaining, but Colgate ended the game with three unanswered goals for the 12-8 victory.

Senior Dan Taylor led the offense with three goals and two assists while freshman Matt Ernst (Episcopal Academy) enjoyed his third straight stellar game at the faceoff X, winning 11-of-19 with six groundballs. He won the first six second-half faceoffs to help his team get back into the game. Despite the loss, Lehigh has not been eliminated from Patriot League Tournament contention, due to Holy Cross’ loss to Lafayette on Saturday.

A game of runs saw Lehigh take an early 2-0 lead before Colgate scored nine of the final 10 first-half goals. The Mountain Hawks held a 26-9 edge in second-half shots, but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Senior Patrick Corbett scored twice while classmate Kurtis Kaunas (Parkland) had a goal and two assists. Junior Billy Oppenheimer (Germantown Academy) finished with a goal and assist as well.

Junior Casey Eidenshink (La Salle) led the defense with four groundballs and three caused turnovers while freshman Bo Lori added three groundballs as well.

Towson 12, Delaware 7

Max Siskind (Henderson) had three goals to pace Towson (8-3, 2-0 CAA).

Delaware (4-8, 0-3 CAA) was led by three players with two goals each in Tom Holland, Brian Kormondy and Jeff Heath (St. Joseph’s Prep), all seniors. Beau Jones (Germantown Academy) finished with a game-high three assists while Holland and Paul Major (Spring-Ford) had one helper each.

Stony Brook 13, Princeton 10

The crowd of 1,246 at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium was more than the total number of fans that had seen every other Princeton-Stony Brook game ever played before this one. Okay, so that was only two games, back in the early 1990s, and they drew only 1,168 between them.

For the home fans in the group, it was nothing that they haven’t seen all season from their 20th-ranked Seawolves, who used their incredibly efficient offense to churn out a 13-10 win over Princeton and improve to 9-2 on the season. The Tigers, ranked 12th, fell to 6-3 with their second-straight defeat.

Princeton led 4-1 at the end of the first quarter but trailed 7-6 at the intermission and 8-6 early in the third. Kip Orban and Mike MacDonald tied it, but the Seawolves then scored five of the next seven the rest of the way.

Kip Orban scored five of Princeton’s 10 goals, on eight shots. Orban was shut out in the loss to Brown, which marked the second time this year that he had not scored a goal in a game, after being goal-less against Maryland. In the two games after being shut out, Orban now has 12 goals on 15 shots.

Ryan Ambler (Abington) had a goal and three assists. His first assist made him the 30th player in program history to reach 100 career points.


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