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Men’s D3 roundup: Ursinus, Cabrini, Moravian remain perfect

Saturday, 9th March 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/9/19
From Press releases

The Ursinus College men’s lacrosse team flexed its new national ranking muscle as the No. 12 Bears powered past Lycoming, 16-6, in away non-conference action on Saturday.

After moving up six spots in the most recent United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches’ poll, the Bears put together a total team effort Saturday to move to 5-0. The impressive early season success matched the Bears’ perfect start two seasons ago.

The Bears continued their offensive potency with their fifth double-digit scoring outing. At the center of Ursinus’ powerful attack was the duo of junior Bobby McClure (Haverford High) and sophomore Hakan Atillasoy (Harriton).

McClure finished with three goals and three assists, all coming in the first half. Atillasoy needed just the first quarter to collect his hat trick as he finished the game with four goals and a helper.

Senior Peter DeSimone, sophomore Joe Mercurio, and junior Sam Mutz each chipped in two goals. DeSimone added two assists to his line. The senior leader’s pair of goals moved him to second in career scoring at Ursinus. He finished the day on career goal number 98, passing Eric Farris ’10. DeSimone is now only 13 goals shy of passing Dane Mangin ’08 for the most in school history (110).

The Bears won 17 of 25 face-offs. Sophomore Aiden Baltz (St. Augustine Prep) keyed the offense at the X, winning 16 of 22 face-offs and rewarded himself with a goal after a relentless effort.

Cabrini 17, Ithaca 5

The No. 7 ranked Cavs found their offensive rhythm early at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

With the victory, the Blue and White improved to 5-0, while handing the 13th-ranked Bombers their first loss of the season.

At halftime of today’s action, the Cavaliers honored member of its first varsity men’s lacrosse team, as members of the team returned to celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary.

Twelve Cavaliers marked the scoring column in today’s victory, with senior Nicholas Waligurski (Berks Catholic) leading the way with five points on three goals and two assists. Juniors Mike Gerzabek (Springfield-Delco), Tyler Kostack (Marple Newtown) and Jakob Klein (Wilson) added two goals each.

Senior Jordan Krug (Cherokee) matched Waligurski with a pair of assists, as the Cavaliers notched 10 helpers on its 17 goals.

Senior goaltender Riley White (Plymouth Whitemarsh) anchored the Blue and White defensive effort, notching nine saves and five ground balls. Senior Tommy DeLuca caused three turnovers, one more than junior RJ Wolf (Cherokee), and scooped four ground balls. Sophomore Evan Trizonis (Garnet Valley) and Kyle Tucker also scooped three ground balls each.

Sophomore Luke McCallion (Haverford High) provided a spark to the Cabrini attack, going 9-for-14 from the faceoff X with five ground balls.

Haverford 10, Kenyon 9, OT

Brian Geffroy scored the game-winner in OT as the Fords (1-4) earned their first win of the season.
Bryn Athyn 15, Immaculata 6

Cameron Leech (Abington) had three goals and four assists while Jimmy Koniecki (Father Judge) had four goals and an assist and James Vandegrift (Academy of the New Church) had goals to lead Bryn Athyn (1-1).

Moravian 20, Rosemont 4

The Greyhounds moved to 5-0 for the first time in program history with a non-conference win over Rosemont on John Makuvek Field.

The Greyhounds, who were on the turf less than 24 hours after completing a match in Florida, set a school record with 68 shots in the match and tied the program mark for ground balls in a contest with 66 as all 33 players in uniform saw action in the match. The Hounds had 11 different goal scorers with junior attack Kevin Darling netting his first career hat trick to go with an assist. Sophomore attack Matt Comini also had his first career hat trick while senior Mark Laratta netted his fourth straight hat trick of the season and the 20th of his career.

Eastern 9, Otterbein 7

Te Eagles scored the first five goals of the second half and held off a late charge from the Otterbein University Cardinals on the way to a neutral site win at the end of both teams’ Spring Break in Clearwater, FL. Trent Ashton scored three goals and added an assist to pace the Eastern attack.

Chestnut Hill 22, Davis & Elkins 4

Carson Rees had five goals and an assist and J.R. Howell had three goals and six assists for the Griffins (3-2).

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