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Men's lacrosse downed by Lebanon Valley

Men's lacrosse downed by Lebanon Valley

ANNVILLE, Pa. – Six Lions got into the goal column for the Bryn Athyn College men's lacrosse team in a 13-6 road loss to Lebanon Valley College Wednesday night on Arnold Field.

Trailing 1-0, Cameron Leech would level the score at one with his ninth goal of the season at the 10:05 mark of the opening quarter. After the Leech goal, things turned in Lebanon Valley's favor as the Dutchmen (3-5) scored six times during the rest of the quarter to take a 7-1 advantage. Five different players recorded a goal for Lebanon Valley in the surge, led by two goals—one with a man-up—from Kevin Beaver.

Kyle Shaffer settled the Lions down when he scored his third goal of the season three minutes into the second quarter. Jimmy Koniecki picked up an assist on the goal. Evan Crawford and Beaver extended Lebanon Valley's lead to 9-2 at the half with goals inside the last 3:08 of the quarter.

James Vandegrift and Koniecki pulled the Lions (1-4) within five when they opened the second half with unassisted goals. Vandegrift's goal as 12:59 was his team-leading 14th of the year, while Koniecki's, that came three minutes later, was his 10th.

Trevor Holak answered for the Dutchmen just 33 seconds after Koniecki's goal to increase the lead to 10-4. Beaver restored the seven-goal margin that Lebanon Valley started the quarter with by scoring for the fourth time with 3:47 left in the third.

Beaver's sixth and final goal gave the Dutchmen a game-high eight-goal advantage with 14:19 left to play. Shane McCurdy recorded his fifth goal of the year at 13:33 to make the score 12-5. Mike Haas scored 1:18 later on the man-advantage, with an assist from Jarrett Luoma, to put the Lions within 12-6.

Crawford finished the game with three goals, three assists, two ground balls for Lebanon Valley, while Max Warmingham added four assists and four ground balls.

Lion goalie Brad DePasquale recorded a season-high 13 saves. Cam Epple came up with nine stops for the Dutchmen.

Bryn Athyn returns to action on Saturday, March 23 when the Lions take on sixth-ranked York College at 7 p.m.