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Sunday’s roundup: @HCFords_MLax rolls, @GoGriffsLax falls

Monday, 7th March 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/7/16
From Press Releases

The Haverford College men’s lacrosse team controlled both the attack and defensive zones during an 18-3 victory over FDU-Florham on the road Sunday.

Haverford last scored 18 goals in a game just one season ago during an 18-6 victory on Swan Field against Mount Saint Mary (N.Y). The last time the Fords did that much damage on the road came in an 20-10 victory at York (Pa.) during the 2010 season. Before today, Haverford last held a team to three goals during a 16-3 win over Mount Saint Mary in 2014. The last time the defense was that stout on the road came during a 4-3 victory at McDaniel in 2012.

On top of that, the last time Haverford showed this type of prowess on both ends of the field and won by at least 15 goals was all the way back in 2009 during a 22-5 win at Eastern. That win also came during Haverford’s fourth game of that season.

Sunday’s attack was led by a career-high six goals from junior Chase Williams. Williams scored twice in each of the first three quarters. His final tally of the afternoon gave the Fords a 15-1 edge heading into the final 15 minutes of regulation. Stephen DeLeo also reached a career high with his three goals on the day, while Kevin Goshorn netted a pair of goals during the winning effort.

Both Rob McLallen and Andrew Dalke each set up two scoring chances to go along with their own goal on Sunday. Jack Russ had a goal and an assist for the Fords. Zack Cohen, Evan Dorman, Zach Cole, and Tav Hafner also beat the defense in Haverford’s offensive barrage. Additionally, Isaac Krier set up two scoring chances, while Garret Trucksess assisted on a goal for the first point of his career.

Molloy 14, Chestnut Hill 9

Chestnut Hill College welcomed #14 Molloy College to Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Football Stadium for its East Coast Conference (ECC) opener. Unfortunately, 4-1 Lion scoring runs in the first and third quarters ensured a decision over the Griffins. The Scarlet and Gold were led by junior attack Alec Dambach, who totaled six points (four goals, two assists), while junior midfielder Jon Camposa paced the Lions’ scoring with four goals.

Chestnut Hill College (0-4, 0-1) initially went ahead of Molloy College (4-0, 1-0) when junior midfielder Justin Albarran spotted junior defender Daniel DePasquale for a goal roughly three minutes into the game, 1-0 at 12:34. But a six-goal run by the Lions pushed the deficit to 6-1 before sophomore midfielder Brian Sinex (Ridley) halted the streak on an unassisted goal at 11:39 of the second period, 6-2. Following a tally from Lion sophomore midfielder Casey Kelly), 7-2, at 8:55, Sinex went back to work, linking up with Dambach roughly 40 seconds later (8:08) for the Griffins’ third goal of the day, 7-3. Just 17 seconds after that (7:51), Dambach connected with sophomore attack Dylan Klusaritz (Parkland) on a man-up opportunity that helped the Griffins cut the discrepancy to just three goals, 7-4, heading into intermission.

Following the break, Dambach continued to direct the Griffin game plan as he assisted freshman attack Casey Brown on the first goal of the second half at 11:31, 7-5. Yet, the Lions sparked another run, scoring five straight goals before Dambach briefly halted the avalanche with a man-down goal at 13:16 of the fourth quarter, 12-6. The Lions answered the score less than two minutes later (13-6 at 11:40), leaving the Griffins final push in vain.

Camposa led five Lions in scoring with five points (four goals and an assist). He also collected a groundball and one caused turnover. Senior midfielder Kevin Teresky Valenti, and Clark each reported a hat trick while Kelly scored the remaining Lion goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Toomney secured the win (4-0) and collected eight saves.

Dambach scored twice (4:42 & 3:38) and Sinex once (2:49) in the final five minutes, but the Griffins’ late rally came up short on time and tallies. Dambach collected three groundballs and attempted five shots in his six-point effort. Sinex finished with two goals and an assist while Klusaritz, Brown, and DePasquale each scored one goal for the Griffins. Junior goalkeeper Thomas McDermott (Ridley) collected nine saves and recovered four groundballs in the losing decision (0-4).

Dowling 21, Holy Family 6

Junior Katie Meinecke scored a game-high seven goals to lead nationally ranked No. 17 Dowling to victory over the Holy Family in a non-conference contest at the Rosemont College Athletic Field.

Leading Scorers
Holy Family: Rose Bachmayer (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) – 3 points (1G/2A)
Dowling: Karie Znanieckki – 9 points (2G/7A)

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