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McClure (Haverford High) breaks Ursinus (No. 9) scoring mark in win over Eastern

Friday, 28th February 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 2/28/20
From Press Release

Bobby McClure (Haverford High) continues to break records and hit career milestones at Ursinus College. After recently becoming the team’s all-time leader in points, the senior broke the all-time goals record Wednesday in a 12-10 win at Eastern, helping the Bears (ranked No. 9 in the nation in Division III) improve to 3-0.

Bobby McClure

McClure has 7 goals and 13 assists this year and 123 goals and 68 assists. He set the school’s all-time scoring mark Saturday in a 15-10 in over Mary Washington and in Wednesday’s game he had three goals and two assists an set the all-time school mark for goals.

The Bears looked as if they may get out with a comfortable win on Wednesday after Hakan Atillasoy (Harriton), Evan Scott (Upper Dublin), and Tyler Falco (Lower Merion) scored the game’s first three goals to go up 3-0. However, Eastern came back to score six of the next seven to take a 6-4 lead and later scored three straight goals to seize a 9-7 lead late in the second period.

McClure made it 9-8 late in the half and then Alex Dean (Haddonfield-NJ) and Aaron Grill (Gov. Mifflin) gave the Bears a 10-9 advantage before Eastern freshman Nick Fanelli (Pennridge) tallied his second of the day late in the third period.

Tommy Reinhart (Wilson) gave the Bears an 11-10 lead with four seconds to play in the period and the Bears’ defense and solid goaltending by Chris Porzelt (7 saves) kept it that way until McClure scored again to make it 12-10.

Colin Piper had two goals and two assists for Eastern (1-2) while David Thomas had two goals and an assist. Fanelli and Jake Gottschalk each scored twice.

While allowing six goals in the opening quarter, the Bears defense and Porzelt tightened up the rest of the way. Ursinus allowed just four goals in the final three quarters, including only one in the second half. Nolan Sachs (Manheim Township) and Falco each forced a pair of turnovers while Porzelt tallied seven saves.

Sachs became the sixth player in team history to eclipse 50 career caused turnovers.

The Bears are back at home on Saturday when they host No. 20 Christopher Newport.

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