Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/15/23
From Press Release
Keeping their unbeaten home record alive, the Swarthmore men’s lacrosse toppled visiting Stockton, 15-11, on Wednesday.
Offensively, the Garnet (5-1) saw an explosive performance from junior Carter Strauch, with the California native tallying a career high six goals while also adding two assists. Relying on production from up and down the roster, Swarthmore had scores put up by junior Von Mabbs (2), first year Rex Mabbs (2), first year Clay Almgren (1), senior Jack Ford (1), senior Jackson Brosgol (1), sophomore Cooper Bucklan (1) and first year Nolan Ohrman (1).
Defensively, sophomore Shane Nachshen proved steady in goal, notching 10 saves while recording his third win of the season.
Senior Will Bernstein gave the Garnet a crucial edge in face offs, coming out on top in 21 of 30 to set up Swarthmore’s attackers.
Dante Poli (Central Bucks South) had three goals and two assists for Stockton.
Stockton (5-2) was No. 4 in the Phillylacrosse.com Division II/III rankings entering the week. Swarthmore was No. 6.
HOW IT HAPPENED
– Ohrman got the Garnet rolling early, smoking a shot past the keeper less than a minute into the game, putting Swarthmore up 1-0.
– While the Ospreys would go on a 3-0 run, taking a 3-1 advantage over Swarthmore, the Garnet refused to hang their heads. Strauch notched his first of six goals to shrink Stockton’s lead to 3-2, a scoreline that would hold until the end of the quarter.
– Stockton scored to kick off the second, extending their margin lead to 4-2. Not deterred, the Garnet fired in three straight scores from Almgren, Ford and Von Mabbs, seizing their first lead of the contest at 5-4 with 6:16 left in the half. Unable to maintain their momentum however, Swarthmore conceded three goals right back, going into the break down 7-5.
– Exploding out of the gate in the second half, the Garnet notched six straight goals in the first eight minutes of play, taking a commanding 11-7 lead over the Ospreys. While Stockton would score their one and only goal of the quarter with five minutes left to play, a powerful shot from Strauch just 20 seconds later kept the Garnet’s advantage intact, heading into the final period up 12-8.
– While Stockton scored three goals in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter, the Garnet’s lead proved insurmountable, with late goals from Strauch and Rex Mabbs securing Swarthmore’s 15-11 victory.
Gwynedd Mercy 10, Nichols 9, OT
Junior Shane Langefeld (Rancocas Valley-NJ) won the overtime face-off and collected the following ground ball to give Gwynedd Mercy (1-4) the only extra possession it needed to win. After the face-off, a Griffin timeout set the play and a Nichols College (5-2) foul gave junior attack Jason Eide a second look at the last shot of the affair.
Freshman attack Gunnar Seaman (Methacton) led the Gwynedd offense with four points (1 goal, 3 assists), while junior defenseman Sammy Summer (Holy Ghost Prep) highlighted the back line with two points (1 goal, 1 assist), two ground balls, and a caused turnover.