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Wednesday’s college roundup: @NovaWLax wins; @Eastern_MLax triumphs

Thursday, 3rd April 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/3/14
From Press Releases

The Villanova women’s lacrosse team (6-4) finished its nonconference slate with an 8-6 win over Lafayette (4-9) Wednesday night.

Sophomore midfielder Shannon Galvin put the Wildcats up 31 seconds into the game with an unassisted goal. Sophomore attack Meghan Breen increased the Villanova lead three minutes later with a backdoor tally from Jessica Mucci.

Eastern's Tyler Gehlhaus defends King's Kevin Sweeney during Wednesday's game. Both players are graduates of Hatboro-Horsham (Photo by Fran Pal)

Eastern’s Tyler Gehlhaus defends King’s Kevin Sweeney during Wednesday’s game. Both players are graduates of Hatboro-Horsham; Sweeney scored once and Gehlhaus had a GB and a CT. (Photo by Fran Palo)

The Leopards go on the board at 24:09 on a free position shot. Sophomore midfielder Chelsey Henderson put the Wildcats up 3-1 at 20:29 with an unassisted goal.

Lafayette scored the next two goals to tie the game. Junior midfielder Hannah Goforth (Bishop Shanahan) got the ball from Mucci and notched a goal at 13:20.

Two goals from the Leopards put them ahead for the first time in the game. Freshman back Mariah Salerno tied the game at five with 51 seconds left in the first to go into halftime.

Lafayette took the lead back one more time two minutes into the second. The Wildcat defense and sophomore goalkeeper Jaclyn Fraum shut the Leopard offense down for the rest of the game, not allowing seven shots or goals on four free position shots.

Freshman midfielder Becca Hetrick scored at 19:18 to tie the game at six, and sophomore attack Kelsey Denihan tallied the game-winner at 13:08. Galvin added her second goal of the game at 4:10 as the Wildcats took the game, 8-6.

Melissa Galione had three goals while Amanda Case (Haverford High) and Laura Kleiber had a goal and an assist for the Leopards.

Fraum made eight saves in the game. Henderson picked up three ground balls. The Leopards were 3-of-8 on free position shots while the Wildcats were 0-of-2.

Division III

Eastern 14, King’s 11

Eastern took care of the Monarchs in the first Freedom Conference game of the year.

Eagles’ junior attack Grant Ferguson scorched the net with six goals, helping the Eagles improve to 7-4 this season. Ferguson’s torrid scoring pace this spring gives him 36 goals this season and 111 for his career.

Dave Darling, last week’s Freedom Conference Player of the Week, netted three goals while dealing out three assists. Andrew Travers, Eric Waibel (Avon Grove), Dez Decker, Joe Palo (Hatboro-Horsham) and Kyle Gillam (Sun Valley) all scored as well. Palo’s goal is his first as an Eagle.

Palo was dominant at the X on Wednesday, winning 20-of-28 faceoff opportunities.

Gwynedd Mercy 14, Rosemont 5

Seven different Griffins found the back of the net as Gwynedd Mercy improved to 2-0 in CSAC play with a win over Rosemont.

Junior Nico Belardo (Northern Burlington) led the charge with seven points on three goals and four assists. Senior Mason Risner (Hempfield) netted five goals and added an assist while sophomore Tommy Belmont (Great Valley) chipped in two goals and three helpers.

Widener 10, Albright 4

Marc Feldman (Emmaus) had three goals and an assist for the Pride (5-4, 3-0) in the Commonwealth Conference win.

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