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Men’s roundup: @NovaLacrosse, @PennMensLax, @DelawareMLAX, PennStateMLAX win

Tuesday, 7th March 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/7/17

The Villanova men’s lacrosse team went on a 7-3 run in the third quarter to help lift them over the Brown Bears by a final of 17-15 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Christian Cuccinello finished with a career high eight points, he had four goals and four assists. Jack Curran had four goals and dished out three assists.

After winning just 3-of-18 faceoffs in the first half and going 0-9 in the 2nd quarter, the Wildcats went 14-for-18 from the X in the second half. Jake Froccaro went 14-for-21 (.666) and had 10 ground balls while Joey Froccaro went 3-3 with one ground ball.

Nick Testa played the first half in goal and had four saves and was replaced in the second half by Dan Willis (Moorestown). Willis would earn the win and finish with three saves.

Stephen Hudak (La Salle) had three goals for Brown.

Delaware 12, Manhattan 9

The Blue Hens got multiple goals from four players on the way to a victory at Delaware Stadium.

Delaware (5-2), riding its longest winning streak since the 2010 season, pummeled the Jaspers with 50 shots and committed just eight turnovers on their way to the victory. The upstart Blue Hens have already matched their win total from each of the last two seasons.

Senior midfielder Matt Olbrich (Moorestown) recorded his first career hat trick, Joe Eisele (St. Augustine Prep) scored twice and dished out an assist, Charlie Kitchen (St. Augustine Prep) scored two goals to extend a school-record, and Will Hirschmann tallied twice to lead a balanced UD effort that saw nine different players score a point.

On the defensive end, the Blue Hens forced a season-high 19 turnovers with senior co-captain Brian Pickup causing three of them while also delivered his first career goal. Delaware freshman goalkeeper Matt DeLuca remained undefeated in four starts in the nets with nine saves.

Penn 11, Navy 9

The Quakers scored four of the game’s final five goals, including the only two scored in the fourth quarter, to nip Navy at Penn Park.

Simon Mathias had three goals and an assist and LSM Connor Keating (Haverford School) scored twice while Adam Goldner (Malvern Prep) and Kevin McGeary (Malvern Prep) each had a goal and an assist.

Ryan Kern (Salesianum School) had 10 saves for Navy.

Penn State 12 Furman 10

With a five-point outing from senior captain Nick Aponte, the third-ranked Lions (6-0) withstood a late surge from the Paladins (1-6).

The Nittany Lions led by six with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, before Furman scored five unanswered to make it a one-goal game with 4:43 to go in the fourth quarter. With 44 seconds remaining in the game, junior midfielder Ryan Keenan spun away from his defender and buried the ball in the right side of the net to ice the game.

Aponte, who registered a game-high five points on a goal and four assists, logged his 100th career point assisting on Penn State’s first goal of the game.

The midfield again provided the majority of Penn State’s scoring, with senior Dan Craig and sophomore Kevin Hill and reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Nick Spillane each logging a pair of goals in the outing.

In addition to the trio of midfielders with multi-goal performances, seniors Matt Florence and Mike Sutton (St. Augustine Prep), Keenan, and freshman Nick McEvoy each scored a goal from the midfield.

Jon Vandenberg (Garnet Valley) had three groundballs for Furman.

Princeton 17, Quinnipiac 13

Division II

Florida Tech 12, Chestnut Hill 11

The Griffins (1-2) got five goals from Tanner Fisher (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia).

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