Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/15/19
Mike Gerzabek (Springfield-Delco) scored with 2 minutes, 18 seconds to play in overtime as Cabrini University stunned host York College, 11-10, tonight in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals.
Cabrini (20-2) will face Salisbury – a 19-10 winner over Denison – in the semifinals on Sunday. Cabrini will be making its first trip to the semis; the winner plays in the championship May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field against the Amherst-Williams winner.
Cabrini was trailing, 7-3, early in the third period tonight when the Cavs’ attack took over. Jordan Krug (Cherokee) scored three goals and Kyle Ticker added one in a 4-0 run to make it 7-7.
Thomas Pfeiffer put York back in front midway through the fourth period, but Timmy Brooks (Haverford School) tied it before Hunter Davis gave York a 9-8 lead with 4:08 to play in regulation.
Gerzabek tied it again 41 seconds later, but Dylan Wolf took a feed from Brendan McGrath (Central Bucks East) to make it 10-9 York with 2:16 to play. Tucker then sent it into OT with 51 seconds left.
Amherst 13, Tufts 11
Evan Wolf (Lower Merion) had three goals and three assists to spark Amherst to its first-ever Final Four. The Mammoths (17-3) will face fellow NESCAC member Williams, a 12-11 OT winner over RIT.
Williams 12, RIT 11, 2OT
Junior Kevin Stump (St. Joseph’s Prep) scored with 58 seconds left in the second overtime period to lift No. 5 Williams to a win over No. 1 R.I.T. on the Tiger’s Turf Field in a NCAA Div. III Tournament quarterfinal match-up. The Ephs improved to 18-3 and will play rival Amherst in a national semifinal game Sunday at a time and site to be announced.
Stump’s third goal of the game capped a furious Williams rally over the final 6 minutes and 24 seconds of the game. Trailing 11-8, Stump scored off an assist from Jake Haase with 6:24 to go to make it an 11-8. Down 11-9, Jared Strauss made a great run at the goal and slipped a shot past Tiger keeper Walker Hare with 1:36 remaining to make it a one-goal game.
Salisbury 19, Denison 10
Cross Ferrera (Appoquinimink-DE) had five goals and an assist and Pierre Armstrong (Hatboro-Horsham) added two assists for the Sea Gulls.