Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/1/22
From Press Release
Brett Baskin (La Salle) had a career game and the Villanova men’s lacrosse team closed the game on a 6-0 run today, but the Wildcats fell, 15-14, to Brown.
Baskin, a graduate transfer from Johns Hopkins, collected six goals and two assists. Defenseman Chris Hervada (Haverford School) had two groundballs and two caused tyrnovers.
Brown’s Brian Antonelli scored his first of five to open the game followed by a goal from teammate Griffin King to go up 2-0 with 10:00 to go. Villanova answered with three straight goals to go ahead 3-2. Tucker Goodelle netted the first, Baskin the second and Daly the third over a five-minute span. The Bears scored two more before the end of the quarter to go up 4-3.
Baskin tied the game up at four to open the second, but Brown would jump ahead thanks to a five goal un. Antonelli would score two of the goals during the run while Devon McLane, who had a game high nine points, would dish out a pair of assists. Brown led 9-4 with just over seven minutes to go in the quarter. The Wildcats and Bears both netted two more goals before halftime. Baskin completed a first-half hat trick with a goal at the 5:42 mark and Luke Keating scored his first of the day on a dish from Matt Licata to make it 11-6 Brown at halftime
Antonelli scored the first goal in the third on a pass from McLane and then returned the favor setting up McLane just minutes later. Baskin netted his fourth of the day on a pass from Matt Campbell followed by Campbell scoring his first of the game five minutes later. McLane scored what would be Brown’s final goal of the day at the 2:03 mark of the third to make it 15-8.
The final 17 minutes of the game was all Villanova, the Wildcats score six goals to fight back from being down as many of seven. Baskin would get the run going with his fifth goal of the game at the 1:21 mark making it 15-9 Bears at the end of the third.
It only took a matter of seconds in the fourth to get Villanova’s first goal, it was Baskin this time setting up Austin Fraser to make it a five-goal game. At 11:35 Campbell dished it to Keating and just over a minute later it would be Campbell scoring his second on a dish from Baskin to bring it within three. Chet Comizio had a strong defensive spot causing a turnover, getting the ground balls, and running down field to get the ball to Licata. There the sophomore was able to score to make it a two-goal game with 5:57 to play. With just 27 seconds to play Keating dished it to Baskin during Villanova’s second success EMO of the game to bring it within one.
Villanova won the faceoff with Stevie Jones picking up the ground ball and dishing it to Justin Coppola who took a shot wide with 16 seconds to go. J.P. Basile then followed up with a wide shot of his own before the Wildcats call timeout with 10 seconds left. In the final seconds Keating overthrew the pass to Campbell which would lead to a turnover and make the final 15-14 Brown.
Coppola from the faceoff x was 16-of-29 (.552) with seven ground balls while Will Vitton had 12 saves in goal. Tripp Robinson had three ground balls and two caused turnovers while Comizio finished with four ground balls.
Navy 13, Drexel 6
The Mids (5-1) posted a victory against No. 15 Drexel (3-1) at Vidas Field in Philadelphia.
“It was a hard-fought game,” said Navy coach Cindy Timchal (Haverford High, West Chester). “Everyone associated with Navy women’s lacrosse knew how tough this was going to be. We had to play a good solid game. We played consistently. We came up big on defense. The draws weren’t always perfect, but I was happy with the scrappiness of the draws. Offensively, we were able to find the space against an All-Conference CAA goalie. We had to work on placing our shots and shooting better after Friday’s game. The team took it to heart and the coaches worked really hard at designing plays for the team. That is the result we got, so I am extremely happy.”
Kasey Dietzel (Central Bucks South) had two assists, three groundballs two draw controls and a caued turnover. Grace Loughery (Pennridge) had two groundballs. Megan Marengo (Conestoga) added a caused turnover and a groundball.
Hayleigh Simpson and Allisan Drake each had a goal and an assist for Drexel.