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Division III roundup: @Arcadia_MLAX claims Bucks-Mont Hammer; Widener stays undefeated

Sunday, 1st March 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/1/20
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The Arcadia University men’s lacrosse team secured its third Bucks-Mont Hammer in program history Saturday afternoon as the Knights took down visiting Lebanon Valley, 16-9. Despite trailing at the half, 6-5, the Knights outscored the Aggies 11-3 in the second half to down visiting Delaware Valley in convincing fashion.

Clo Muscara led the offensive attack with six goals, while Brian Albertsen and Wesley Sporer (Moorestown) also logged hat tricks. Timmy Fyock made eight stops in the cage en route to his third victory of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED
Delaware Valley opened the quarter with three unanswered goals to jump out to an early lead. Albertson then put the Knights on the board with an assist from Sporer with 6:12 remaining. The Aggies quickly responded with two more goals in-between a tally from Muscara before the end of the period, 5-2.

The Knights opened the second half with three unanswered goals to tie the game, 5-5. Brady Manion connected on the first tally with 10:59 remaining. Sporer tallied his second goal, while Albertson provided the equalizer at the 6:18 mark. The Aggies went into halftime with the lead after a late goal with 39 seconds left in the half.

Sporer completed the hat trick with an early equalizer in the third quarter. Following a go-ahead goal from the Aggies, Patrick Ensmenger scored after winning the face-off to tie the game. Moments later, Albertson batted the ball into the net with an acrobatic dive on a loose ball to give Arcadia the lead. The Knights then rallied off four unanswered goals to take a 12-7 lead.

PJ Rafferty (Avon Grove) led DelVal with two goals and an assist while Matt Waibel (Avon Grove) and Brandon Keller each scored twice.

Arcadia celebrates the Bucks-Mont Hammer

Widener 18, Washington College 11

The Pride remain undefeated. It is the first victory for the Pride in seven all-time meetings against the Shoremen and its first 3-0 start in the past 15 years.

Matt Coppola led all scorers with a career-high five goals, becoming one of four Pride players to record a hat trick in the matchup. Connor Heisman (Bishop Shanahan) topped the points column for Widener with seven on three goals and four assists. Paz Gismondi (West Deptford) and Chad Allison (Shipley) both notched three scores a piece. Josh Ferguson scooped a team-high six ground balls and caused two turnovers. Carter Landry recorded 13 saves in the victory.

Swarthmore 16, Vassar 7
Moravian 19, Centenary 2
Hood 11, Immaculata 10, OT
DeSales 12, Gwynedd Mercy 6
Albright 16, Bryn Athyn 1

Women

Swarthmore 9, Widener 8
The 2020 season opener came down to the wire for Swarthmore, but the Garnet fought off visiting Widener.

A goal by Sydnie Schwarz with 3:01 left in the contest proved to be the game-winner. The Garnet held on defensively in the final three minutes to secure the win.

Defender Sadie Camilliere recorded six caused turnovers in the win and came up with a stop with less than a minute to go, stripping the ball away. Senior Sophie Peipher (Tower Hill) tallied four goals in the Garnet win.

Gwynedd Mercy 12, Goucher 10
Bryn Mawr 18, Wilkes 3
Albright 12, Ursinus 10
The College of New Jersey 13, Haverford 11
Eastern 19, Houghton 6
Marywood 13, Arcadia 6

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