Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/7/17
From Press Release
The Williamson College of the Trades men’s lacrosse team has won four straight games and recently stunned NJCAA powerhouse Del Tech, 18-14, in what was one of the biggest wins in the program’s history.
Any doubts that Williamson (4-1) could play with a powerhouse like Del Tech were erased early on. The teams proved to be evenly matched right from the start of things were tied at 4-4 at the end of the first quarter. Williamson continued to battle and actually led by a goal at half, 10-9.
Things cooled down a bit on the scoring end of things in the third quarter as Del Tech outscored Williamson 3-2 to tied things up at 12-12 heading into the all-important fourth quarter.
Williamson dominated play throughout the quarter, outscoring Del Tech 6-2 to secure the victory.
“The guys have continued to work hard and that hard work paid off today,” said Williamson coach Jim DeRose, whose team also toppled Drexel, 10-5, on Thursday after a 12-3 triumph over Rider. “We didn’t like how things ended against West Chester and they were determined not to let that happen again. This is a great win for the team going forward.”
A young Williamson squad was led on offense by three outstanding freshmen. Kevin Kelly (FR/Woodlyn, PA) had six goals and four assists for the Mechanics while fellow freshmen Gino DiCamillo and James Carey each had four goals and an assist. John Yentch (SR/Ridley Park, PA) added three goals and three assists while Brandon Deeck pitched in with three assists. Josh Dardeen (SR/Brookhaven, PA) also added a goal for the Mechanics.
Williamson goalie Anthony Mariani (JR/Warrens, NY) was crucial to the team’s win. He made several outstanding saves and finished with 13 saves overall on the day.
“Now that we have experienced a win like this, we need to keep thing moving along. We will enjoy this one today and look forward to get ready for Carbrini on Tuesday night,” said DeRose.
In the win over Rider Saturday, Kelly led the offense with four goals and two assists while Yentch added three goals and two assists. Five other Mechanic players chipped in with a goal.