Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/16/20
The Widener University men’s lacrosse team defeated the Gwynedd Mercy Griffins by a score of 16-4 in its season opener. Seven different players found the back of the cage for the Pride as it made a strong statement to start its 2020 campaign.
Chad Allison (Shipley) led the Pride in scoring and tied a career-high with five goals. Paz Gismondi (West Deptford-NJ) racked up a team-high six points on three goals and three assists.
Returning MAC Commonwealth Rookie of the Year, Connor Heisman (Bishop Shanahan), opened his sophomore campaign strong with two goals and three assists. Freshmen Jayce Dyer (Penn Charter) and Nick DiCicco (Penn Charter) notched their first career goals for the Blue and Gold. Carter Landry made nine saves in the win.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Pride opened with three quick goals from Allison, Gismondi, and Heisman in the first five minutes to take an early 3-0 lead. Six more scores in the second quarter allowed the Blue and Gold to take a commanding 9-3 advantage into halftime.
The Blue and Gold held the Griffins scoreless in the third behind three big saves from Landry and tacked on four more goals as everybody began getting involved in the scoring for Widener. The fourth quarter saw three goals in less than two minutes by the Pride as it cemented the final 16-4 tally.
Chase McFeeley (Clearview Regional-NJ) had 11 saves for Gwynedd Mercy.
Arcadia 21, Saint Vincent 2
Clo Muscara netted a career-high eight goals to lead the Knights to a dominant victory in their 2020 season-opener. The Knights had nine different goal-scorers in the effort, as Welsey Sporer and Jackson Earley (Council Rock North) provided hat tricks while Ryan Anderson (Wyoming Seminary) added a pair of tallies on the afternoon.
McDaniel 10, Delaware Valley 8
PJ Rafferty had two goals and one assist for the Aggies.
Muhlenberg 15, FDU – Florham 4
The Mules dominated from start to finish, scoring three goals in the first 5:16 and building a 13-2 lead early in the fourth quarter. The 11-goal margin was the highest ever for Muhlenberg in a season-opening road game.
Junior PJ Lombara tied a career high with four goals, all in the first half. Juniors Alexander Giaquinto and Ethan Grossman and sophomores James Dalimonte and Matt Marrella (Wilson) netted a pair of goals apiece.
York 11, Eastern 3
Stevens Tech 9, Swarthmore 4