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Lions roar past Keuka to earn NEAC Tournament spot

Lions roar past Keuka to earn NEAC Tournament spot

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Bryn Athyn College men's lacrosse team will be in its third straight North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament after knocking off Keuka College 19-8 in a conference match Wednesday afternoon at the Jephson Complex Game Field.

Bryn Athyn (7-6, 6-1 NEAC)—a winner of five in a row—had seven players get into the scoring act, led by a five-goal effort from Jon Carr. Cameron Leech racked up four goals and one assist. Carr and Leech paced the Lions with six ground balls each.

Nolan Bosserman recorded three goals and one assist, while Nolan Frame posted a hat trick. Riley Flynn ended the game with two goals and one assist. Ricky Tran scored once and assisted on another goal.

Andrew Coyle had a team-high six points as he tailed five assists and added a goal.

Bryn Athyn scored on three of its six man-up opportunities.

In addition to their strong offensive performance, the Lions received solid effort in the crease from Brad DePasquale. DePasquale stopped 10 shots of the 17 shots on goal he faced in 56:49 of action.

Carr broke open a 2-2 contest by scoring back-to-back goals in a 52-second span to put the Lions in front 4-2 with 1:21 left in the opening quarter. Frame extended the margin to three just 36 seconds later with his first goal of the afternoon.

After the teams traded goals to start the second quarter, Bryn Athyn took command of the final 8:28 of the half, scoring three times to push the advantage to 9-3 at the break. Leech had two of the goals—one a man-up—while Frame tallied the third.

Bryn Athyn dominated the third quarter as the Lions outshot the host Wolves (7-5, 3-3 NEAC) 15-2 and used that advantage to outscore Keuka 9-1 to take an 18-4 lead after 45 minutes. Carr led the offense with three goals. Bosserman added two goals, one with a man-advantage. Leech scored twice, while Tran and Frame recorded a goal. Frame's goal came a man-up.

Bosserman had Bryn Athyn's fourth-quarter goal.

Mark Shattuck recorded five of Keuka's eight goals. Andrew Burns scored twice and Kasey Gallina had one goal.

Ryan Mavretish started in goal and played 38:11, stopping two of the 10 shots on goal. Kyle Andrake played the other 21:49 and made five saves on 16 shots on goal.

Bryn Athyn closes out the regular season with a trip to SUNY Poly for a NEAC match on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m.