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Men’s lacrosse: Lafayette topples Drexel, 13-11; Neumann downs Delaware Valley

Tuesday, 22nd February 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/22/22
From Press Releases

The Lafayette College men’s lacrosse team used a pair of 3-0, first-half runs to pull away from Drexel Tuesday night and hang on by a 13-11 final inside Fisher Stadium.

Peter Lehman: 3G, 1A

The sophomore duo of Peter Lehman (Council Rock North) and Kalman Kraham each scored three goals to lead the way for the Leopards while Lehman added an assist to his ledger.

Freshman goalkeeper Gabe Cummins earned the win while notching nine saves in between the pipes.

The Leopards got off to a quick start, scoring two unanswered in the game’s first 2:15 courtesy of junior Ryan Duncan and Lehman. Drexel quickly responded and evened the score over the next three minutes with back-to-back answers.

Lehman would score two goals, just 13 seconds apart in the final 16 seconds of the first quarter to give Lafayette all of the momentum after the opening frame.

Sophomore John Mathes joined the fun in the opening minute of the second period to make it three-unanswered by the Leopards. The Maroon and White would sandwich a Drexel goal with three more tallies, two by Kraham and one by junior Brian Collins to make it 9- heading into the break.

The visitors would not go away, scoring three goals in the third quarter while holding Lafayette scoreless in those 15 minutes to make it just a one-goal game going into the fourth.

Drexel would make it four-unanswered, scoring first in the final quarter before senior Cole Dutton and sophomore Jacob Freeman answered. The Dragons would make it a one-goal game again at 11-10 with a man-up goal before back-to-back tallied by Freeman and Kraham, just 37 seconds apart, to clinch it.

Sophomore Charlie Cunniffe (Episcopal Academy) and Duncan each had two assists while sophomore Aidan Kelly picked up eight ground balls, going 13-18 at the faceoff X.

Sean Donnelly, Ryan Genord and Max Semple each had hat tricks in a losing cause for Drexel. Genord added a pair of assists for a five-point night. Ross Blumenthal played the first half in the cage and made four saves while allowing nine goals. Drew McGill made his first collegiate appearance and had six saves on 10 shots on goal in the final 30 minutes.

Princeton 22, Binghamton 9

Princeton, reaching 22 goals for the second straight game, defeated Binghamton on a warm, rainy evening on Sherrerd Field to improve to 2-0. With this win and Saturday’s opening 22-6 win over Monmouth behind them, the Tigers now embark on a treacherous stretch that sees them play five straight games against teams ranked this week in the media Top 10. That run begins Saturday afternoon at No. 1 Maryland.

As for the game against Binghamton, every healthy Tiger played as Princeton ran out to a 14-3 halftime lead. Once again, Chris Brown was the Tigers’ leading scorer with seven points (4G, 3A), and Jake Stevens had a four-goal night, giving him seven in two games.

Alex Slusher added three goals to give him eight in two games, or one more than he had in five games of 2020.

Duke 19, Delaware 14

The No. 17 Blue Hens brought intensity and grit to their matchup at No. 7 Duke (5-1), but it was not enough as the Hens (3-1) suffered their first loss of the season.

D3 – Neumann 11, Delaware Valley 7

The Knights won their home opener, improving to 2-0.

Rich Marshall (Perkiomen Valley) was the offensive player of the game for the Knights, registering four goals. Brett McLaughlin (2g, 1a, Interboro) and Emmett Wexler (1g, 2a) each recorded three points, while Drew Conlon (1g, 1a), Mike Kiley (2a) and Sam Nice (2g, Perkiomen Valley) each tallied two points apiece.

Kyle Daly led the team with nine ground balls and the pair of Jake Methlie (Springfield-Delco) and John McGrath (Boyertown) dominated the draws by winning at a 70% clip on the day (14-for-20). Jake Marchiafava was strong in goal with 10 saves.

Brandon Keller finished with six points on three goals and three assists and had four ground balls while Jack Sprinkle netted two goals for the Aggies.

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