BRYN ATHN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn men's lacrosse team will look to maintain the momentum from its first win of the season when the Lions head to Stockton University for a non-conference match under the lights on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
The Lions (1-2) got themselves in the win column for the first time this season thanks to a 14-5 victory over visiting Immaculata on March 10. Jon Carr powered the offensive effort with five goals and one assist. Nolan Frame scored three times, while Cameron Leech tallied two goals and three assists.
Brad DePasquale made 10 saves in net for the Lions.
Stockton fell to 0-2 after a 12-7 home loss to Washington College last Saturday. Eric Ellis and Luc Swedland both scored twice to pace the Osprey offense. Justin Ruiz posted 11 stops.
Wednesday is the first meeting between the Lions and Ospreys since April 13, 2013. In the first-ever meeting between the two schools, Stockton came to Bryn Athyn and picked up a 22-1 victory over the Lions.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Jon Carr produced his third multi-goal match of the season against Immaculata, including his seventh hat trick in a Bryn Athyn uniform. He is currently sitting third in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in goals.
Cameron Leech is the NEAC leader with eight assists and sits second in the conference with 13 points. Leech has multiple assists in six consecutive matches thanks to a three-performance afternoon against Immaculata.
Nolan Frame is fifth in the conference, second on the team, with eight goals. He has scored twice on the man-advantage, which is second in the conference. Frame as at least three goals in consecutive matches.
Andrew Coyle had the fourth four-goal match of his career in Saturday's win, the first since April 10, 2016 against Wells.
Shane McCurdy is second in the NEAC with 20 faceoff victories and sits fourth with 15 ground balls.
The Lions won over 50.0 percent of their faceoffs for the first time this season in Saturday's win, going 12-for-21. Bryn Athyn also had its best performance of the year on clearing attempts with 14 successful clears on 15 attempts. The Lions are clearing at a NEAC-best 80.0 percent clip.
Bryn Athyn has at least one man-up goal in all three matches. The Lions are ranked second in the conference with four man-up goals and a 33.3 success rate in man-up opportunities.
Eric Ellis leads the Stockton offense, which has scored 10 times in two matches, with three goals and one assist. Mike Caposella has a goal in each of the first two games to go along with four groundballs.
Inside Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Division III All-American Honorable Mention selection Colin Wharton is Stockton's top defensive player with six ground balls and five caused turnovers.
Four different Ospreys have taken a faceoff for Stockton, led by Anthony Brigati who is 10-for-17. As a team, the Ospreys are 17-of-37 on faceoffs.
Justin Ruiz had played all 120 minutes in goal and has a 10.50 goals against average, 22 saves, and a .512 save percentage.
The Ospreys are 0-9 in man-up situations, while their opponents have scored six times in 15 chances.