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Men’s D2/3 roundup: @CabriniMLAX, @UrsinusMLAX, @SwatLacrosse, @HCFords_MLax, @GoGriffsLax win

Saturday, 25th February 2017

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/25/17

No. 8 Cabrini (2-0) outscored No. 20 Lynchburg (1-2) 7-2 in the third and fourth quarters to score a 13-7 victory.

Senior Evan Downey paced the Blue and White, matching a career high with five points on three goals and two assists to go with a game high five ground balls. Freshman Tyler Kostack (Marple Newtown) matched the senior with three goals, marking his second hat trick in as many collegiate outings.

Sophomore Jordan Krug (Cherokee-NJ) and senior LSM Steve Halko (Springfield-Delco) recorded two goals each, with Halko’s marking a career high, including his first goal since April 2015. Freshman Kevin Leyden (Haverford High) also posted two points, pairing a goal and an assist.

Freshman goaltender Matt Nestler earned his second collegiate victory after scoring 18 saves. Junior Zack Gregory (Conestoga) went 9-for-16 at the faceoff spot and scooped five ground balls.

Freshman goaltender Matt Nestler recorded 18 saves to earn the victory.

Ursinus 13, Mary Washington 9

The Bears made a spectacular recovery from a rough first quarter and a half, turning the tables on fast-starting Mary Washington and dominating the rest of the way to a non-conference victory in their road opener.

Freshman attack Bobby McClure (Haverford High) was the catalyst of the Bears’ resurgence, ringing up four goals and an assist, while junior Gerard Brown climbed up the all-time charts with three assists – all in a span of two minutes in the third quarter – in addition to a goal. Eight other players found the scoring column and sophomore Nick Kirk stood tall with 14 saves in his first career start for Ursinus (2-0), which trailed 4-0 midway through the second quarter before scoring seven straight goals as part of a 10-1 spurt bridging intermission.

Mary Washington (1-3) pounced on the 18th-ranked Bears with three goals in the first seven minutes, all of them thanks to Mike Marson. The senior opened the scoring less than three minutes in, set up teammate Andrew Carlson for another, and tacked on his second score 37 seconds later to stake the Eagles to a 3-0 lead at the 8:20 mark.

Mary Washington (1-3) pounced on the 18th-ranked Bears with three goals in the first seven minutes, all of them thanks to Mike Marson. The senior opened the scoring less than three minutes in, set up teammate Andrew Carlson for another, and tacked on his second score 37 seconds later to stake the Eagles to a 3-0 lead at the 8:20 mark.

The home side stretched the advantage to four on a tally by Miles Davis early in the second before the Bears found their footing with a rally sparked by a pair of freshmen attacks. Ursinus finally got on the board at the 6:59 mark of the stanza, when McClure finished off a feed from senior Conor Fitzgerald. A few minutes later, Joe Donnelly marked the first goal of his career, and McClure tacked on another to get Ursinus within 4-3 with 2:34 to go before the half.

Goalie Nick Kirk had 14 saves for the Bears.

Swathmore 15, Widener 13

The Garnet won its home opener, topping the Pride. Swarthmore held a six-goal lead in the third quarter, but Widener kept things interesting with a string of four straight goals in the fourth.

Attackman Cam Marsh had his hand in nearly half of Swarthmore’s goals, recording seven points on three goals and four assists. Griffin Johnston added two goals and two assists, Matt Johnson tallied a pair of goals and had a helper, and freshman Nathaniel Johns posted two goals as well. Ryan Mulvey, Eric Levin, Dylan Rittenhouse (Downingtown West), Zander Levitz, Jake Ross and Mark Hergenroeder all scored as well.

At the faceoff x, senior Stephen Ducey gave Widener fits, winning 18-of-23 draws. He corralled seven ground balls, one shy of Levin’s team-high eight.

In net, Cole Fox registered 10 saves for his second win of the season.

Tyler Schulte (Seneca-NJ) had five goals for Wiener and Chris Drake had four goals and three assists.

Haverford 7, Eastern 6

The Fords won their home opener with a victory that snaps a two-game skid against the Eagles behind a hat trick from Isaac Krier.

Although the score was tied three different, Haverford only trailed for 2:09 of game action. In addition to Krier’s three goals, Ben Frost scored twice in the home opener while Stephen DeLeo and Chase Williams each finished with three points as both had a goal and an assist. Dylan Slack picked up his first career win in goal as he stopped 10 of the 16 shots on net from Eastern.

Bryan Goetz scored twice for Eastern (1-2).

D3
Chestnut Hill College 17, Post 8

The deciding run came in the second quarter, where the Grffins outscored Post 5-0 to hold an 8-3 halftime advantage.

The Griffins extended their lead to eight goals, 13-5, by the end of the third quarter as senior attackman Alec Dambach (Howell, N.J.) began his swan song in stellar fashion, matching his career-high in points with four goals and five assists.

Casey Brown had three goals and two assists, Andrew Dooley had three goals and an assist and Dylan Klusaritz (Parkland) scored three goals.

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