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Men’s D3 roundup: @CabriniMLAX edges Lynchburg; @WidenerLacrosse, @HCFords_MLax, @Arcadia_MLAX win

Sunday, 25th February 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 2/25/18

The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team secured their its win of the season Saturday after knocking off No. 16 Lynchburg College by a 16-15 final.

Junior attack Jordan Krug (Cherokee) scored the game-winning goal with just 24 seconds left to propel the Blue and White to the thrilling win.

The 2018 US Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Player of the Year led the Cavs with three goals and a team high 5 points. Sophomore Matt LoParo tallied four points and two goals, while sophomore Jake Klein (Wilson) tied Krug with three goals of his own.

Matt Nestler picked up the victory in goal as the sophomore recorded nine saves.

Cabrini jumped out to a 4-1 advantage after the first quarter thanks to goals from senior Ethan Trusty (Penncrest), junior Bill Morgan (Marple Newtown), sophomore Ty Kostack (Marple Newtown) and Klein.

The Hornets responded with four straight goals to steal the lead at 5-4 with just under seven minutes left in the half.

Back-to-back goals from junior Nicholas Waligurski (Berks Catholic) sparked the Cavs as Loparo and Klein followed with two goals of their own to reclaim the lead at 8-5. A late goal from Lynchburg’s Evan Lombardo with 33 seconds left trimmed the Cavs lead to 8-6 heading into the intermission.

The Blue and White extended their lead to 14-10 at the end of the third, highlighted by a pair of goals from Krug and LoParo in the span of just nine seconds.

Lynchburg mounted a fourth quarter rally as they evened things at 15 apiece with just 1:13 the play courtesy of another Lombardo goal out of a timeout.

Senior Riley Michaels (Pottsgrove) came up big in the ensuing faceoff as gave sophomore Kevin Leyden a chance to corral the loose ball and quickly get it into Lynchburg’s zone to call a timeout. Coming out of the break, Kostack found Krug just to the right of the net for the game clinching goal with just 24 seconds remaining.

Widener 12, Swarthmore 6

John Dunbar (Appoquinimink-DE) and Brady Franks (State College) each found the back of the net on multiple occasions as Widener topped the Garnet.

HIGHLIGHTS: Dunbar led the Pride, netting five goals in the contest. Franks tallied four with an assist for five points. Paz Gismondi (West Deptford-NJ) was the primary setup man, assisting on four goals. Anthony Paone (Central Bucks South) went 14-for-19 on faceoffs for the day, also scoring once, and adding three helpers.

Austin Chang had two goals for the Garnet (1-1).

Arcadia 13, Catholic 10

Arcadia evened its record at 1-1. The Knights owned the first quarter, taking a 5-3 advantage. During the frame, Arcadia saw a goal from senior Nick Ferraro on an assist from sophomore Clo Muscara to even the game at 1-1. After falling behind 2-1, the Scarlet and Grey responded with four straight goals. Sophomore Tanner Pajakinas (berks Catholic) and junior Conor Cunningham each scored unassisted, followed by a goal each from sophomore Austin Williams (Notre Dame-NJ) and Muscara. Muscara’s goal came on a dish from sophomore Josh Keitz.

In the second stanza, each team netted three goals, as the score sat at 8-6. The Scarlet and Grey saw Pajakinas claim the hat trick before Muscara received a feed from freshman Randy Collins. The Knights final score of the half came from Ferraro, after a pass from Pajakinas.

Haverford 10, Eastern 6

Haverford outscored Eastern by an 8-3 margin over the final three quarters to come away with a win on the road. The win marked the first victory of the 2018 campaign for the Fords (1-1) as they have now won two straight in the series against the Eagles.

Stephen DeLeo led Haverford’s attack with three goals for his second career hat trick. Isaac Krier added two goals and an assist for his second straight three-point contest to start the year while Rob McLallen also had a multi-point game with a goal and an assist. Jack Sollee, Ryan Tetro, Garret Trucksess (Germantown Academy), and Patrick Girard also scored the win. Dylan Slack picked up the win in goal, stopping nine of the 15 shots on goal he faced.

Mark Buannic led Eastern (0-2) with three goals and an assist.

Elizabethtown 10, St. Mary’s (MD) 5

Jack Myers (Wissahickon) made a career-high 12 saves and Scott Nizolak scored four goals as Elizabethtown doubled up St. Mary’s in its home opener.

Freshman Cameron Goodling (West York) registered his first career goal at 3:20 and Mike Scrafano (Easton) potted his fifth of the season with 52 left in the opening period to give the Blue Jays (2-0) a 4-2 advantage.

Nizolak completed the hat trick at 11:03 of the second and Mike DiGenova (Shawnee-NJ) became the third E-town player to scored his first career goal, converting out of a timeout with 11 seconds remaining in the first half and sending the Blue and Gray to the break with a 6-3 lead.

Myers turned aside 10 St. Mary’s scoring bids in the second half and came up huge in the fourth quarter with seven stops to maintain a multiple goal advantage for the hosts. The Amble native made a number of stops from dangerous scoring areas and stoned Jeremiah Clemmer’s attempt early in the fourth with the Blue Jays down two men.

Jeremy Klipple, Jon Knapp (Avon Grove) and Griffin Liebsch (Downingtown West) were strong defensively, each forcing a pair of St. Mary’s turnovers. Knapp and Scrafano shared the team lead with five ground balls apiece.

Other scores:
Lycoming 8, Gwynedd Mercy 1
Lebanon Valley 9, Delaware Valley 6
Pfeiffer 11, Neumann 10
Mary Washington 11, Ursinus 6
Western Connecticut 22, Rosemont 4
Alfred 10, Moravian 4
Division II
Le Moyne 19, Chestnut Hill 4

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