Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/9/16
From Press Release
Senior Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) registered his 100th career goal and junior Tyler Schulte (Seneca, NJ) found the back of the net five times to propel the Widener University men’s lacrosse team to a thrilling 13-5 win over Lycoming on a snowy Saturday afternoon at Leslie C. Quick Stadium.
Widener, which honored its 12-member senior class prior to the contest, got two quick markers from senior Marc LaVine and Schulte in the opening 2:01 and never trailed in the contest. The Warriors responded with two straight goals just 33 seconds apart, but the hosts answered with two of their own to take a 4-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.
After Lycoming cut the deficit in half to open the scoring in the second, Tim Taylor completed another hat trick to keep the Pride ahead. He finished a pass from brother Shane Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) with 13:12 on the clock before creating his own shot for an unassisted tally and his 100th career goal with 10:11 left in the frame. Widener led 6-4 at the break.
The second half was completely dominated by Widener, as the host school netted seven of the game’s eight goals over the last 30 minutes and only surrendered one when playing a man down. Schulte caught fire and scored four times before setting up senior Anthony Cipriano with 3:05 remaining to produce the final outcome.
Widener was led by Schulte and Tim Taylor in the match. Schulte recorded five goals and one assist, while Taylor had three markers and five helpers. Sophomore Anthony Paone (Central Bucks South) won 16 of 22 faceoff attempts, and freshman goalkeeper Matt Horton (Emmaus) picked up another victory between the pipes by turning away three shots in over 50 minutes of action. The Pride had a commanding 44-18 advantage in total shots and controlled the ground game by a 39-21 margin.
Lycoming (2-8, MAC Commonwealth 1-2) got two goals and one assist from Peter Pluta in the losing effort. Sean Reilly also found the back of the net twice for the Warriors, and goalkeeper Joshua Tscheulin registered seven saves.
Widener (4-5, MAC Commonwealth 3-0), which has outscored league opponents by a lopsided 42-8 margin, visits Lebanon Valley on Wednesday, Apr. 13 at 4:00 p.m.