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No. 8 @CabriniMLAX downs Hamdpen-Sydney; @UrsinusMLAX tops

Thursday, 10th March 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/10/16
From Press Release

The Cabrini men’s lacrosse took care of its business in regulation Wednesday, as the No. 8 Cavaliers scored a 16-9 win over the visiting Hamdpen-Sydney College Tigers at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

Nine Cavaliers found the back of the net, as the Blue and White improved to 4-0 on the season. Freshman Matt LoParo carried the momentum from Saturday’s game-winning goal into today’s action, as the rookie paired two goals with a career best six assists. Senior Ethan Heisman (Henderson) was also in a giving mood, recording a career best four assists among his five points.

Fellow senior Evan Allvord (Kennett) notched his first career hat trick with a trio of second half goals. Freshman Jordan Krug (Cherokee) matched Allvord’s three points and, along with LoParo, was one of five Cavaliers to score two goals on the night.

Senior Chris Schneekloth (Central Bucks East) won 11 of his 12 chances at the faceoff spot, scooped a game high eight ground balls and notched his first goal of the season. Sophomore Joe Simpson (Upper Darby) added five faceoff victories.

Senior Dan Hopson (Interboro) led the Blue and White defensive effort with three caused turnovers, while senior Cole Campbell (Emmaus) and junior Steve Halko (Springfield-Delco) secured eight ground balls each, one more than freshman Sean Wagner.

Ursinus' Ian Desenberg (43) heads to the goal

Ursinus’ Ian Desenberg (43) heads to the goal (Photo by Alan Simpson)

Sophomore Tyler Morrell (Episcopal Academy) earned the victory, recording 11 saves and a pair of ground balls.

Ursinus 12, Montclair State 7

Embroiled in a fourth-quarter deadlock, the Ursinus College men’s lacrosse team found another gear over the final ten minutes, reeling off five unanswered goals to wrest a victory from host Montclair State. Senior midfielder Colin Sullivan proved an unexpected hero, with his first goal of the season – and only the second of his career – serving as the game-winner in the Bears’ late flurry.

Ursinus (3-1) took a 7-5 lead into the final frame, only for Montclair State (1-4), which opened the season ranked No. 20 in Division III, to pull even with back-to-back tallies. But Sullivan cashed in on a feed from fellow senior Steve Mussoline, giving the Bears a lead they would never relinquish.

Just over a minute after Sullivan’s go-ahead strike, junior Conor Fitzgerald doubled the advantage with an unassisted marker, and Mussoline set up classmate Logan Panaccione for a man-up strike with 6:26 to play, extending the Ursinus lead to 10-7. Sophomore Gerard Brown assisted on a pair of insurance tallies over the final four minutes – one to senior Tucker Noel and the other to junior Matthew Cioeta – to cap the Bears’ impressive finishing stroke.

Brown and fellow sophomore Ian Desenberg registered five points each for the Bears, with the former getting his on four assists and a goal and the latter going off for a career high-tying four goals and a helper. Brown has handed out at least two assists in every game this season and leads the Centennial Conference with 13.

Cioeta potted a career-best two goals to go with two ground balls and a caused turnover for Ursinus, while Panaccione and Noel offered a goal and an assist each. Fitzgerald recorded his second multi-goal effort of the year, and Mussoline dished out two assists.

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