Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/9/16
From Press Release
Seventeenth-ranked Virginia scored the final four goals of the game – two by freshman Phil Poquie (Haverford School) – to earn a come-from-behind win as the Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse team fell to Virginia, 9-7, at Klöckner Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Senior midfielder Kevin Forster (La Salle) led the Hawks with two goals. With the loss, Saint Joseph’s falls to 3-2 while Virginia improves to 3-3.
Poquie tied the game with 8:47 to play at 7-7 with his first career goal and then put his team ahead, 8-7, with 7:55 to play.
Also for UVA, goalie Matt Barrett (Malvern Prep) had six saves.
All six of SJU’s starting offensive players registered a point, while 10 Hawks in all factored into the scoring.
Trailing 2-0 after the 15:00, Saint Joseph’s outscored UVa 4-1 in the second period to jump ahead, 4-3, by halftime. Forster (9:50) and junior midfielder Anthony Joaquim (9:34) scored back-to-back goals just 24 seconds apart before Forster scored again on a feed from junior attackman Mike Rastivo to give the Hawks their first lead of the game, 3-2, with 7:08 to play in the first half.
UVa’s Mike D’Amario tied it up at the 3:18 mark, but Saint Joseph’s junior goalkeeper T.J. Jones made a save and found junior midfielder Evan Wolf streaking up the field with a long outlet pass; Wolf caught it in stride and scored his first goal of the season to give SJU a 4-3 lead (2:56) to bring into the halftime break.
The Hawks didn’t let up in the third period, as redshirt sophomore midfielder Hayes McGinley (8:49) and junior midfielder Kevin Reidinger (3:16), on a dish from sophomore attackman Chris Blewitt, scored to put SJU up by three goals, 6-3, its biggest lead of the game.
UVa clawed back, however, scoring with 1:17 left in the third and just 11 seconds into the fourth to close the deficit to one, but Saint Joseph’s senior attackman Pat Swanick (St. Joseph’s Prep) scored on a feed from sophomore attackman Kyle Cain to push SJU’s lead back out to two scores, 7-5, heading into the final 12:34.