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Men’s roundup: Villanova, Delaware, Lehigh, Penn State, CHC, Swarthmore earn victories

Sunday, 1st April 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/31/18
From Press Releases

Keegan Khan collected seven goals and an assist and sparked an 8-0 run to lift No. 8 Villanova over host Marquette, 14-9, today, in a Big East opener.

Villanova moves to 8-2 and 1-0 in BIG EAST play. Next weekend the Wildcats will host Denver inside Villanova Stadium. The game is set for 2:00 P.M. and can be seen on BEDN.

The ‘Cats trailed, 4-3 until Connor Kirst tied it and Devin McNamara added two goals to make it 6-4. Colin Crowley and Danny Seibel scored and then Khan ta;lied three straight to make it 11-4.

Noah Richard (Henderson) had five groundballs and a caused turnover for Marquette (4-4, 0-1).

Delaware 11, Fairfield 10

Sophomore Charlie Kitchen (St. Augustine Prep) tied a career-high with four goals on the day, including the game-winner with under four minutes to play. It was the third hat trick of the season and sixth of Kitchen’s career. Senior Dean DiSimone (St. Augustine Prep) chipped in two goals and two assists, while junior Joe Eisele (St. Augustine Prep) was the third Blue Hen with a multi-goal game with two on the afternoon.

Freshman Joe Lenskold was tremendous at the X, winning 14 of 25 face-offs and picking up nine ground balls, both of which were career-highs. Classmate Mark Bieda had his hand in the final two goals for the Blue Hens, scoring his first collegiate goal with 13 minutes left in the game.

Will Fox (St. Augustine Prep) was 11 of 25 at the X for Fairfield while Drew Murray (Penn Charter) had a goal and an assist.

Austin Haynes (Moorestown) led the Delaware defense with three groundballs and two caused turnovers.

Lehigh 7, BU 6

Trailing 6-4 with 3:57 remaining in the third quarter, No. 17/19 Lehigh didn’t allow a goal for the game’s final 18:57 while ending the game with three unanswered goals to pick up a dramatic win at Boston University.

The Lehigh defense shut-out the Terriers for the fourth quarter despite playing defense for the majority of the stanza. It set the stage for junior Mickey Fitpzatrick collected a groundball off a save and fired home the game-winner with just 38 seconds remaining. In doing so, the Mountain Hawks clinched their eighth consecutive Patriot League Tournament berth.

With the win, the Mountain Hawks improve to 8-3 on the season, including 5-1 in Patriot League play as they remain in a three-way tie for first place in the league standings.

Junior Craig Chick led the defense with two groundballs and three caused turnovers to break the Patriot League career caused turnover record with number 107 of his career. The record came in Chick’s 40th career game, passing Colgate’s Bobby Lawrence, who recorded 106 caused turnovers in 65 contests.

Sophomore Andrew Eichelberger led Lehigh’s offense with two goals while juniors Andrew Pettit (Tower Hill), Lucas Spence (Springfield-Delco), Alexander Tumminello and Fitzpatrick all had a goal and assist. Freshman Teddy Leggett added five groundballs and a caused turnover. James Spence (Springfield-Delco) posted 13 saves.

Bucknell 10, Army 7

No. 16/18 Bucknell dropped No. 15/20 Army West Point to improve to 5-1 in Patriot League play at Michie Stadium. Tommy Sopko (Conestoga) had two goals and an assist for the Bison.

Brown 14, Princeton 13
With the atmosphere of a playoff game permeating Stevenson-Pincince Field, junior middy Michael Panepinto scored an unassisted goal with 14 seconds remaining to lift Brown to an Ivy League victory over Princeton. The win gets Brown back in the Ivy title chase with a 5-5 overall record, 1-1 in the Ivy League, while Princeton drops to 3-5 overall, 0-3 in Ivy play.

Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) had two goals and six assists and Phillip Robertson (Duke’s LC) had three goals for the Tigers.

UMass 11, Drexel, 10

UMass scored three straight goals in the final 8:47 to overcome a two-goal deficit and defeat Drexel in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams. The win snapped Drexel’s two-game winning streak as the Dragons fell to 4-5. UMass has now won five in a row and sits at 6-4.

Nick Fox (Ridley) had three goals and Will Manganiello (Penncrest) scored two for Dtexel.

Penn State 12, Ohio State 4

Penn State put together an impressive Big Ten opening performance as they took down the Ohio State Buckeye.

Sophomore goalie Colby Kneese was the catalyst to the performance as he made a season-high 16 saves, 11 of which came in the first half, and helped cripple the Buckeye offense, which included shutting them out in the first and fourth quarters. Kneese finished with an 80.0-percent save percentage.

While Kneese provided the defensive adrenaline, junior Kevin Hill provided an early offensive spark to ignite the attack. The middie scored back-to-back goals and helped jump-start the Nittany Lion offense.

Yale 12, Penn 6

Adam Goldner (Malvern Prep) had three goals and an assist for Penn (5-5, 1-2)

Dvision II

Chestnut Hill 14, Walsh 7

Senior attack Dylan Klusaritz (Parkland) led Chestnut Hill College with five points (4 goals, 1 assist), while senior goalkeeper Matthew Pedrick (New Milford, N.J.) was solid between the pipes with 15 saves and three ground balls.

Division III

Swarthmore 12, Ursinus 10

Swarthmore trailed 9-5 late in the third quarter after the visiting went on a six-goal streak. The Garnet came up big in the final 18 minutes of the game and out-scored the Bears 7-1 down the stretch to win the game.

Swarthmore, now 7-2 overall this season, earned its first win in Centennial Conference play (1-1). Ursinus dipped to 1-8 and took its fifth loss of the season by two goals or fewer.

Cam Marsh and Zander Levitz each recorded hat tricks in the win. Marsh now has 99 goals in his career, passing Ian Lukaszewicz ’15 for fifth all-time at Swarthmore. Austin Chang added a pair, and Nathaniel Johns, Jake Ross (Strath Haven), Andrew Estella and Mason Evarts each scored one.

Bobby McClure (Haverford High) had four goals for Ursinus (1-8-0-3) and Hakan Atillasoy (Harriton) scored twice.

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