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Men’s D2-D3 roundup: @GoGriffsLAX tops LIU Post in OT behind G McDermott (@ridleylax)

Sunday, 12th March 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/12/17

Senior attack Tanner Fisher scored in overtime and Thomas McDermott (Ridley) was a standout in the goal with 19 saves as vistiting Chestnut Hill College toppled No. 16 LIU Post in Brookville, NY.

The Griffins recovered from a 4-1 deficit with a third-quarter rally that included the first collegiate goal for senior goalkeeper McDermott, who also had two ground balls, and a caused turnover to go with his many key saves.

Chestnut Hill College (2-2, 1-0) was first on the scoreboard with senior attack Alec Dambach (Howell, N.J.) finding Fisher for a goal at 9:30 of the first quarter (1-0). But LIU Post (3-4, 1-1) recorded the next four tallies, ending their first-quarter, three-goal run with a man-up goal at 3:23 (3-1) and scoring just 36 seconds (0:36) before halftime for a 4-1 intermission edge.

The Scarlet and Gold took the field in the second half with a reenergized spirit. Dambach capitalized on it first with an unassisted goal at 12:59 of the third quarter, 4-2. A quick set back put Chestnut Hill College down 5-2 (12:05), but three more individual Griffin efforts; from McDermott (11:01, 5-3), sophomore attack Troy Ellers (3:26, 5-4), and junior attack Dylan Klusaritz (Parkland) tied the game, 5-5, with 9:27 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Klusaritz’s goal was the first of back-to-back man-up goals for the Griffins, who took the lead just 32 seconds (8:55) later, when senior midfielder Andrew Dooley connected with freshman midfielder Carson Rees for a goal, 6-5. Unfortunately, the Pioneers were able to answer before the final horn, as sophomore attack Frank Ranfone played hero with 2:29 remaining in the contest, 6-6.

The overtime frame saw the Griffin defense at its best, fending off three Pioneer scoring chances and sparking a Dambach-Fisher exchange that captured victory with just two seconds (0:02) left in the extra period, 7-6.

Ranfone led the Pioneers with two goals on 10 shots, and two ground balls. Sophomore midfielder Connor Farrell won 12-of-15 (.800) face-offs while senior goalkeeper Matthew Liantonio (3-4) made five saves.

Fisher added a caused turnover to his two goals, while Dambach totaled a team-high, three points (one goal and two assists) in addition to recovering a ground ball. McDermott was the story of the afternoon, contributing to both ends the Griffins’ comeback with his unassisted, third-quarter score, and his third game this season of 15 saves or more.

Division III

Bryn Athyn 17, Alfred State 6

Nolan Frame had five goals and an assist for Bryn Athyn (1-1).

Frostburg State 11, Cabrini 8

Cabrini suffered its second consecutive loss. Freshman Tyler Kostack Marple Newtown)led the Cavaliers with three goals, while fellow rookie Drew Hanna (Penncrest) paired his first career goal with two assists.

Gettysburg 13, Eastern 6

York 12, Haverford 6

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