Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/26/22
From Press Releases
Gwynedd Mercy (1-1) earned Head Coach Blase Cesarone his first career win in dominant fashion as it blitzed Juniata College, 16-8, today.
The Eagles scored the first goal of the game, 1-0 (13:52), but the Griffins got a pair of tallies from Jason Eide and Evan Yanuzzi (Notre Dame-Green Pond). Juniata got one back with a man-up goal at 5:39, but senior attack Cameron Ostroff (Brandywine-DE) made sure the Eagle rally was short-lived as he found sophomore midfielder Tyler Long (Downingtown West) for a goal and Yanuzzi for a goal at 2:14; 5-2.
Eide led Gwynedd with six points (4 goals, 2 assists), four ground balls, and two caused turnovers. Ostroff totaled five points (2 goals, 3 assists) and recovered a ground ball, while Ian Kish (Bethlehem Catho0lic) and Long finished with four points apiece. They each recorded three goals and an assist; the former also recorded five ground balls and a caused turnovers, while the latter added a pair of ground balls. Yanuzzi (2 goals, 1 assist) and Jack Freeland (3 assists, Paul VI-NJ) finished with three points apiece.
Junior defenseman Sam Flamma (Washington Twp.) headlined the Griffin back line with five ground balls and three caused turnovers. In goal, senior Aubron Swartley (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) and junior Chase McFeeley (Mullica Hill, N.J.) split the 60 minutes. Swartley recorded 10 saves in the first half and earned the win (1-1). McFeeley made five saves in the second half.
Haverford 15, Mary Washington 14
The Fords (2-1) completed a dramatic comeback victory over Mary Washington (1-3) at Swan Field.
Sophomore face-off specialist Teddy Carlin had a major impact on that final scoreline, keeping his team in the contest with a program-record 25 face-off wins. Carlin’s impressive total eclipses the 24 wins from Sebastian Mankowski in 2004 and was just the second time a Haverford player had gone above 20 wins in a single contest. Carlin also scooped nine ground balls to put an exclamation mark on an outstanding day at the X.
The midfield play of Blake Brinster was also key for the Haverford win, as he tallied a hat-trick while Sean Mowatt-Larssen continued his outstanding run to start the season, adding four goals and three assists to the ledger. Matt Richards and Andrew Arth (George School) also each added a pair of goals. Eric Dahlberg was seemingly everywhere on Saturday, with seven ground balls and a caused turnover.
In goal, Colby Freeman got the start making five saves in 36 minutes of work before Jacob Abraham came in for relief work and picked up his first career victory behind six saves in 23 minutes of action. A heroic save just before the final buzzer helped preserve the win for the Fords.
Ursinus 20, Southern Virginia 9
Arcadia 19, Marywood 4
The Knights (1-1) scored the first 19 goals of the game to earn its first win of 2022, defeating Marywood at Jean Lenox West Field.
Lynchburg 15, Cabrini 9
Mikey Vanaman (St. Augustine Prep) scored three goals and Max Drift had a pair for the No. 8 Cavaliers (1-1) in their loss to No. 5 Lynchburg.
Brady Manion finished with seven points on two goals and five assists while Brian Albertsen had four goals and one assist. In all, 13 players for Arcadia registered at least one point on the afternoon.
John Scibello scored once for Marywood.
Swarthmore 16, Vassar 4
Carter Strauch had five goals and an assist and Michael Hardiman scored four goals while Ben Schaeffer had two goals and an assist to lead the Garnet (3-0).
Lebanon Valley 7, Delaware Valley 3
Misericordia 11, Eastern 7
Drew 23, Rosemont 8
Mercy 8, Wilmington 7
Miles Crouse had four goals and an assist for Wilmington (1-1) in a tough loss to No. 5 Mercy.