BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Four different players put their name into the goal column as the Bryn Athyn College men's lacrosse team overcame a slow start to knock off visiting Immaculata 14-5 for its first win of the 2018 season Saturday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.
Jon Carr led the charge with five goals and one assist for the Lions (1-2). Andrew Coyle racked up four goals and one assist. Nolan Frame had a hat-trick, while Cameron Leech tallied two goals and two assists.
Bryn Athyn found itself trailing 2-0 after goals from Steven Long and Brian Shultis in the opening 6:19. Coyle settled the Lions down with an unassisted goal with 2:54 left in the first period to get Bryn Athyn on the period. Carr leveled the match at two putting the ball into the net after getting a feed from Nolan Bosserman with 1:47 remaining. One minute later, Coyle's second goal of the game gave the Lions a 3-2 advantage.
Leech was responsible for increasing the gap to 5-2 as he tallied a pair of unassisted goals to open the second quarter. The three-goal lead lasted 1:42 as Long scored for the second time to draw Immaculata (1-5) within 5-3.
The Lions took advantage of back-to-back man-up opportunities, getting goals from Carr and Frame, to claim a 7-3 lead with 3:44 left in the half. Leech assisted on both goals. Coyle gave the Lions an 8-3 halftime lead with his third unassisted goal of the half.
Bryn Athyn put the game away in the third quarter as the Lions scored four times without a reply from Immaculata to extend the margin to 12-3. Carr had two of the third-quarter goals, while Frame and Coyle each added one.
The gap reached a match-high 11 as Carr and Frame both scored in the opening 8:30 of the final quarter to mark the score 14-3.
Immaculata pulled two goals back late thanks to Mike Reardon and Shultis.
Brad DePasquale stopped 10 shots and picked up four ground balls in 54:43 of action to pick up the victory for the Lions. Immaculata's Denton States made six saves in his 41:42 of work. Bryn Athyn owned a 29-18 shot advantage.
The Lions won 12 of the 21 faceoffs in the match and went 14-for-15 on clears.
Bryn Athyn goes back on the road to take on Stockton University on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.