BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's lacrosse team closed out its regular season campaign with a 22-8 loss to Stockton University in a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) clash on Senior Day Saturday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.
Before the start of the match, head coach Tucker Durkin and the men's lacrosse team honored their five seniors who played their final game on General Nelson Field: Shane McCurdy, Cameron Leech, Cullen McNally, Cecil Boyd, and Dustin White.
Bryn Athyn ends the regular season at 4-8 overall and 3-3 against the CSAC, while Stockton goes to 14-2 overall and 5-0 in conference play. The two teams will meet again on Saturday, April 27 in the semifinal round of the CSAC Tournament at Stockton at 7 p.m.
After James Vandegrift scored the first of his three goals at the 12:15 mark of the opening quarter to even the score at one, Stockton controlled the rest of the stanza by scoring nine straight goals—three coming Erik Anderson and two from Luc Swedlund—to take a 10-1 lead. The Ospreys ended the quarter outshooting the Lions, 18-3.
With the scoring sitting at 11-1 thanks to another Anderson tally, Bryn Athyn's man-up team when to work as the Lions went 4-for-4 on the man-advantage during a five-goal burst to cut the gap to 11-6 with 4:16 left in the half. Shane McCurdy bookended the run by scoring twice on the man-up, while Vandegrift two goals—one man-up—and Nolan Bosserman scored on the man-advantage.
Stockton regained a seven-goal advantage with two goals separated by 2:03 to make the score 13-6 with 1:35 to play in the second. Dan Condon brought the Lions within six by winning a faceoff, sprinting down the field, and beating Stockton goalie Justin Ruiz in the upper left corner.
The Ospreys controlled a low-scoring third quarter with three goals in a row to push their lead to 16-7. Leech made it an eight-goal contest by scoring with 5.3 seconds left in the third.
Stockton scored six unanswered goals in the final quarter and outshot Bryn Athyn 18-4.
In addition to his goal, Leech also tallied four assists, three caused turnovers, and four ground balls. Thomas Kozlowski, Justin Rallo, Matt Traber, Vandegrift, and McCurdy all had four ground balls.
Anderson (seven goals, three assists) and Dante Poli (three goals, seven assists) each had 10 points to pace Stockton. Swedlund finished up with five goals and two assists.
Brad DePasquale and Ruiz both had seven saves for the respective teams. DePasquale also picked up five ground balls.