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Men’s D2/D3 roundup: Widener, Eastern, Neumann, DeSales, DelVal, Gwynedd Mercy win; Chestnut Hill drops 1st

Sunday, 23rd February 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 2/23/20
From Press Releases

The Widener University men’s lacrosse team defeated Swarthmore, 11-9, in its home opener at Quick Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Pride advances to 2-0 overall for the first time in the past 15 years.

Connor Heisman (Bishop Shanahan) led the Pride with seven points on three goals and four assists. Freshman Jayce Dyer (Penn Charter) scored three first-half goals and Chad Allison (Shipley) added two goals and a dime and Paz Gismondi (West Deptford-NJ) also had three points on a goal and two assists.

Carter Landry had 14 saves and a 60.9 percent save percentage for the win.

Will Vespole had two goals and one assist for the Garnet (0-2).

Eastern 16, Haverford 4

Eastern held the visiting Fords scoreless through the first half and Connoe Killian had three goals and two assists while Kyle Fanelli (Pennridge) had three goals and one assist and Colin Piper had two goals and three assists. Brian Casey (Haverford School) won all but one of his first-half faceoff chances to help the Eagles to a 7-0 lead at the break. Adam Grant made 12 stops to pick up the win in goal.

Sean Mowatt-Larssen had two goals and an assist for Haverford.

Neumann 15, Drew 10

Colin Blake (Springfield-Delco) recorded a team leading eight points on six goals and two assists for the Knights (3-0). Eric Conlon had two goals and an assist.

DeSales 12, Messiah 9

Junior Matt Brown (Central Bucks East) led DeSales with three goals and two assists, Tom Connors had three goals and an assist, Zach Bowen (Appoquinimink-DE) had three goals, Chase Yoder (Gov. Mifflin) won 16 of 22 faceoffs, Justin Monaghan (Ridley) had one goal and two assists and Frank Krug (La Salle) collected 11 ground balls and added four caused turnovers.

Delaware Valley 15, Moravian 9

Ben Napieralski scored four goals and PJ Rafferty (Avon Grove) had three goals and two assists while Dylan Brasch (Clearview Regional-NJ) added three goals and one assist for DelVal.

Gwynedd Mercy 13, Westminster 3

Derek Alcavage (Gloucester Catholic-NJ) led the Griffins with three goals and one assist and John McCreary (Central Bucks West) tallied three goals.

Muhlenberg 16, Scranton 13

The Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team scored three goals in a span of 45 seconds late in the fourth quarter to defeat Scranton, 16-13, in a thrilling home opener.

Junior Ethan Grossman and James Dalimonte each scored five goals for the Mules (2-0). Grossman added two assists to go over the 150-point mark for his career.

Catholic Univ 11, Arcadia 10, OT

Joey Rockovich (Central Bucks West) had a goal and four assists – the last on the game-winner – for Catholic in the thriller over Arcadia (2-1).

Brian Albertsen put the Knights out in front, 10-8, with under six minutes remaining in regulation before the Cardinals tied and later won the non-conference matchup in overtime, 11-10. Albertsen finished the day with a team-high three goals – his second hat trick in as many games – while Brady Manion logged five points on a pair of goals and three assists.

Division II
Mercyhurst 17, Chestnut Hill 10

Chestnut Hill fell for the first time in 2020, dropping its non-conference clash against No. 4 Mercyhurst, 17-10. The Griffins (2-1) hung around in the first half, but a pair of second-half scoring runs helped the Lakers (3-0).

Chestnut Hill College’s sophomore goalie Jake Miller recorded 20 saves, including 13 in the first half, to help keep the Scarlet and Gold within reach through much of the game.

Three Griffin junior attackmen – Carson Rees, Maurice Kelly), and Scott Wilden – scored hat tricks. Rees, who tacked on two assists, led the team with five points. Fellow junior attackman J.R. Howell led the team with three assists.

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