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Men’s D2-D3 roundup: @GoGriffsLax tops LIU Post for 1st win; @CabriniMLAX falls in OT

Sunday, 20th March 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/20/16
From Press Releases

Chestnut Hill College claimed its first win of the year in style today in an East Coast Conference (ECC) game as sophomore attack Dylan Klusaritz (Parkland), sophomore midfielder Joshua Pope and junior attack Michael Plaia all earned hat-tricks in a 14-10 win over No. 8 LIU Post at Plymouth Whitemarsh High.

Numerous back and forth tallies kept the contest close but it was a score from Pope, 7-6, with 2:46 left in the second quarter followed by goals from Klusaritz, and senior defender Derick Darnulc that put the Griffins (1-2, 1-5) ahead 9-6. With eight seconds (0:08) left into intermission, Beccaris halted the Griffins scoring streak on an unassisted goal.

After senior midfielder Anthony Berardis (Mahopac, N.Y.) opened the second half with an unassisted goal (9-8, 13:37) for the Pioneers, the Griffins highlighted a five-goal run starting with a man-up tally (10-8, 11:01) from Plaia courtesy of Klusaritz. After three additional scores, senior attack George Markey (Branchburg, N.J.) used another Griffins man-up opportunity to locate junior midfielder Justin Albarran (Freehold, N.J.) who’s goal put the Griffins ahead 14-8.

For the Griffins, Klusaritz recorded game high five points (three goals, two assists) while collecting a groundball and a caused turnover. Pope collected three goals and a groundball while Plaia finished with three goals. Junior goalkeeper Thomas McDermott (Ridley) collected 10 saves and three groundballs in the win.

Division III

Swarthmore 16, Arcadia 5

The Garnet improved to 4-2 and dropped Arcadia to 2-3.

Nathan Relich continued on a tear, scoring at least four goals for the second game in a row. Relich also dealt out two assists to finish with a game-high six points. Dylan Rittenhouse (Downingtown East) finished with five points on three goals and two assists. Cam Marsh also added five points, scoring once and dealing out four helpers.

Ursinus 16, Widener 9

The Bears combined lethal passing and a monster performance from an unexpected source to cruise to a victory over Widener. Senior Steve Mussoline (Allentown Central Catholic) exploded for a career-high seven points – two more than his season total coming into the weekend – and the Bears handed out a season-high 12 assists in stretching their winning streak to three.

Mussoline poured in a career-best five goals – three of them in the first quarter – and added two assists for Ursinus (5-1), which remained unbeaten at Patterson Field with an impressive offensive effort. Senior Logan Panaccione finished with two goals and three assists, giving him 11 points in his last two outings, and freshman Peter DeSimone registered his first hat-trick, also chipping in with an assist.

Sophomore Gerard Brown added to his Centennial Conference-leading assist total with three more, and Desenberg (goal, two assists) and junior Matthew Cioeta (two goals, assist, Sun Valley) had three points each in a brutally balanced output.

Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) had three goals and an assist for Widener while Kyle Gratz scored three goals.

RIT 11, Cabrini 10, OT

Freshman Timmy Brooks (Haverford School), junior Evan Downey and senior Kyle Bush (Ridley) scored two goals each, but it wasn’t enough, as No. 5 Cabrini fell to No. 3 RIT 11-10 in overtime at the Green Turtle Classic. Sophomore goaltender Tyler Morrell (Episcopal Academy) matched a carer high with 16 saves for the Cavs.

Immaculata 14, Alvernia 10

Mikw Reardon (West Deptford, NJ) finished the game with four goals and four assists, while Tyler Black had four goals, one assist and four ground balls for the Mighty Macs. Christian Fisher (Interboro) had three goals and one assist.

Bryn Athyn 12, Moravian 4

Bryn Athyn earned its first victory of the season and gave first year coach Tucker Durkin his first collegiate victory.

The Lions were led Luke Frazier (Academy of the New Church) with 4 goals and Ryan Landels with 3 goals. The Lions goalie Robert Moran (upper Dublin) was the difference in the game making 15 saves on 19 shots.

Eastern 7, Illinois Wesleyan 6

The Eagles earned a dramatic victory over visiting Illinois Wesleyan as Tim Lamb (Great Valley) scored two fourth quarter goals that were part of a four-goal second half.

Lamb finished the day with three goals and an assist while Brian Mizell (Strath Haven) totaled two goals and two groundballs. Jameal Hadeed (Parkland) stood tall for Eastern all day making 12 saves.

Gwynedd Mercy 10, DeSales 7

Gwynedd Mercy used a big fourth quarter (4-0 edge) in defeating for its second win on the season.

Tony McCraw had three goals and three assists while the Griffin defense did not allow a goal in the entire fourth quarter. Tommy Belmont (Great Valley) and Jacob Snavely (Central Bucks South) each registered two goals.

Delaware Valley 15, Rosemont 3

The Aggies ended a two-game slide with a victory at Rosemont College. The Aggies are now 2-3 on the year while the Ravens dropped to 1-5.

Austin Sensenig was the leading scorer with three goals and four assists. Chris Coyle finished with five goals and PJ Rafferty (Avon Grove) posted two goals and two assists. Junior Alex Manderack (Radnor) and sophomore Matt Brady (North Penn) each totaled one goal and one assist. Freshman Matt Tordone (Owen J. Roberts) went 13-for-20 on face-offs. Senior Jon Fogarty (Methacton) tallied 14 saves in goal.

Bowdoin 15, Hamilton 10

Dan Buckman (Lower Merion) had three goals and three assists to lead the Polar Bears to their third straight win.

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