Wednesday's Men's Lax Recap
Dickinson 12, Cabrini 11
In an early season match-up of nationally-ranked teams, the #13-Dickinson College men's lacrosse team scored with six seconds remaining to post a 12-11 win at #17-ranked Cabrini College on Wednesday. Senior Sam Greenberg (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) scored a game-high four goals, including the game-winner in the final minute, finding the net off an assist from classmate Ward Gruppo (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Prep) with just six seconds on the clock. The Devils gained possession on a missed shot with 21 seconds to play. They went the length of the field to net the game-winner, improving to 2-1 on the season.
Franklin & Marshall 15, Gwynedd-Mercy
Tristan Miller tallied four goals to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 15-7 victory over Gwynedd-Mercy in non-conference men's lacrosse action. The Diplomats improved to 2-1 while the Griffins fell to 0-1. Cameron Setian picked up five saves in 45 minutes of action to earn the victory. Setian improved to 2-1 this season. Ryley O'Keefe took the loss for the Griffins. Andrew Setian won 13-of-20 faceoffs and collected six ground balls.
Gettysburg 8, Goucher 5
Sophomore Martin Manilla scored four goals, including three in a row in the third quarter, as No. 15 Gettysburg defeated Goucher College 8-5 in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Seniors Caldwell Rohrbach and Pat Sartory added one goal and two assists apiece for the Bullets (2-0), who broke the game open with a 5-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters. Senior J.T. McCook made 12 saves for Gettysburg while Connor Mishaw stopped 14 shots for the Gophers. Junior Nick Avedisian was 12-for-17 on face-offs for the Bullets.
Salisbury 22, McDaniel 1
Top-ranked Salisbury scored eight first-quarter goals en route to a 22-1 victory over McDaniel in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday. Ben Yancheski (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) broke up the shutout, scoring for the Green Terror (1-2) with 12:50 to play in the contest. Erik Krum paced the Sea Gulls (4-0) with five goals while Ryan Clarke had two goals and five assists.
Muhlenberg 9, Susquehanna 7
February 29 is a day that comes along only once every four years. But what juniors Doug Rheiner and Jack Reilly did for the Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team on Leap Day is even less frequent. Rheiner (pictured) scored a career-high five goals and Reilly recorded four assists to lead the Mules to a 9-7 win at Susquehanna in their first road game of the season. It’s the first time in the modern history of the program that Muhlenberg has had five-goal and four-assist performances in the same game. Reilly’s four helpers, three of which came on Rheiner goals, were one short of the school record and helped the Mules (2-1) bounce back from their first loss of the season.
Ursinus 14, Widener 8
Ursinus freshman attack Mark Stratton (Lititz, Pa./Manheim Township) scored five goals and added in an assist as the Bears (1-0) opened up the 2012 season with a 14-8 win over Widener (0-2) Wednesday night. Stratton's five-goal attack propelled Ursinus to its third-straight season opening win. Freshman midfielder Jake Weber (Lititz, Pa./Manheim Township), senior Dave Kraus (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) and sophomore midfielder Dylan Spangenberg (Downingtown, Pa./Malvern Prep) all had two goals in the win.