Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/3/19
From Press Release
For the second straight week freshman midfielder Matt Campbell netted six goals and helped lead the Wildcats to their third win of the season. Villanova defeated Delaware by a final of 17-9 on Saturday afternoon.
Villanova dominated the faceoff’s, winning 27-of-30. Dan Fisher (St. Joseph’s Prep) won 13 of 15 and had five ground balls while Zack Ornstein won the other 14 of 15 and had a team high 10 ground balls.
Five Wildcats netted their first career goals against the Blue Hens; Patrick Daly finished with a hat trick while Michael Ubriaco, Fisher, Jack Kinnear, and Luke Prybylski all netted one.
Freshman goalkeeper Will Vitton got the start in goal for the Wildcats and played all 60 minutes between the posts. The goalie had seven saves along with three ground balls and a caused turnover.
The Wildcats and Blue Hens were in a tight battle in the first half, with the score being tied 3-3 at the end of the first quarter. Delaware pushed ahead 6-5 at the 6:08 mark in the second but the Wildcats would close the quarter with three straight goals to regain the lead. Daly netted the first while Campbell scored the final two of the run.
Dean DiSimone (St. Augustine Prep) and Tye Kurtz each had three goals.
Next weekend the four Division I schools in the Philadelphia area will play in the inaugural Philly 4 Lacrosse Classic. Villanova Stadium will serve as the host to two games on Friday night while Vidas Athletic Complex will host Sunday’s games.
The Wildcats will take on Penn Friday at 7:30 P.M. and Drexel on Sunday at 12:00 P.M.
St. Joseph’s 8, Monmouth 6
The Hawks used an uncontested, five-goal run to close the first half and open the second to take home a win over Monmouth on Sweeney Field.
The win snaps a two-game losing skid for the Hawks, who improve to 3-2 overall, while the visiting Hawks fall to 1-3.
Saint Joseph’s remains undefeated against Monmouth, with an updated series record of 6-0 over the last six years.
Sophomore midfielder Nick Vernacchio (Upper Dublin) led SJU’s offensive game with four points (2g, 2a) while freshman midfielder Zach Mantei, back in the starting line-up for the first time since the season opener, went for three points (2g, 1a).
Saint Joseph’s returns to action next weekend at the Philly 4 Lacrosse Classic. The Hawks will face Drexel, at Villanova, on Friday, March 8; face-off is slated for 5:00 p.m. They’ll then face Penn, at Drexel, on Sunday, March 10 with a 2:30 p.m. start.