Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/24/16
From Press Release
The Arcadia University men’s lacrosse team suffered an 11-9 loss at the hands of Delaware Valley University on Wednesday in the inaugural Battle for the Bucks-Mont Hammer. The Aggies improve to 3-3 with the win, while the Knights fell to 2-4 on the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED: Arcadia took an early 3-1 lead in the first quarter on goals from junior Joe Stanton and sophomores Ryan Green (Central Bucks West) and Matt Mignogna (Central Bucks South) before Delaware Valley scored two to tie things up by the end of the period. The Aggies would take a 5-3 lead in first five minutes of the second quarter, and Arcadia pulled back within one when Stanton scored his second goal of the game, and that 5-4 mark held through the end of the frame.
Del Val used a four-goal third quarter to take 9-5 lead over Arcadia, with four different Aggies finding the back of the net. The Knights only goal in the third frame came from Green. Junior Kenny Grant and freshman Brandon Feeney both scored early in the fourth quarter to close the gap to 9-7, but Del Val would answered with two goals of its own to go back up by four at 11-7. Nick Shendge (Upper Merion) netted what proved to be the game-winner with 8:46 left in the frame, and Matt Brady (North Penn) scored the final Del Val goal with 3:36 to go. Mignogna and senior Chris Jacovino both scored later in the frame to once again pull Arcadia within two, but the Knights were unable to draw even in the closing 1:33 of the contest.
ARCADIA LEADERS: Stanton, Mignogna and Green all led the Knights with two goals. Jacvino had three points off one goal and a team-high two assists. Stanton and Mignogna also recorded an assist in the game.
DELAWARE VALLEY LEADERS: PJ Rafferty (Avon Grove) led the Aggies with six points off two goals and a game-high four assists. Austin Sensenig, Chris Coyle and Shendge also netted two goals each for Del Val.
IN GOAL: Jon Fogarty (Methacton) earned the win for the Aggies, allowing nine goals and making 11 saves. Sophomore A.J. Beck took the loss after allowing eight goals and making six saves in 40:26 minutes in the net, while freshman Danny Lipkin allowed three goals and made two saves in the final 19:36.
BY THE NUMBERS: The teams were almost identical in shots with Arcadia taking a slight advantage, 32-31; the Knights had 20 shots on target, compared to the Aggies 19 for the contest. Del Val held a 15-8 advantage over Arcadia in the face off battle. The Aggies were able to convert one of two of their extra man opportunities, while the Knights only went two for six.
Bryn Athyn 17, Alvernia 8
The Lions were led by Jesse Frazier (Academy of the New Church) with four goals. Luke Frazier (ANC), Nolan Frame and Connor Buick each added three goals. Robert Moran (Upper Dublin) was stellar in net for the Lions, making 15 saves on 18 shots.
Bryn Athyn move to 2-1 under first year head coach Tucker Durkin.
Gettysburg 11, Widener 8
Senior Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) netted a hat trick and freshman goalkeeper Matt Horton (Emmaus) registered double-digit saves, but it wasn’t enough, as Widener came up just short against #10-ranked Gettysburg at Leslie C. Quick Stadium.
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