Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Bryn Athyn for First Road Win in Program History

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 4, 2013

Arcadia University’s men’s lacrosse team (4-4) scored seven unanswered goals to start the match and went on to defeat Bryn Athyn (1-5), 13-3, on April 3. The victory is the first road win in program history. Chris Jacovino scored four goals and assisted on two more to lead the Knights.

The first 10 minutes of the match when scoreless, but with 4:50 to play in the first quarter, Jacovino scored an unassisted goal. Just over a minute later Jacovino scored again for a 2-0 lead. Chris Baines ended the first quarter scoring at the 31-second mark as he scored off a Brett Doering assist. Austin Morris started the second quarter scoring at the 9:49 mark. Richard Derival then made it 5-0 off a Baines assist. Robert Palumbo scored a man-up goal from Jacovino at 4:46 for a 6-0 lead. Philip Egnor ended the first half scoring with just three-seconds on the clock from Jacovino for a 7-0 halftime lead.

Bryn Athyn made it 7-1 early in the third, but Ryan Griffo scored an unassisted man-up goal at 9:22 and Jacovino scored at 5:23 to make it 9-1 going to the fourth. Baines started the fourth quarter scoring at 13:19, but Bryn Athyn made it 10-2 at 7:45. Just 22-seconds later Jacovino scored from Palumbo. Bryn Athyn then made it 11-3, but Arcadia scored the final two goals of the match as Patrick Breslin scored from Ryan Griffo and Palumbo scored unassisted for a 13-3 final.

Arcadia outshot Bryn Athyn 44-21 and won 15 of the 20 face-offs. The Knights were 25-29 on clear attempts and picked up 53 ground balls. Baines and Palumbo each had two goals and an assist. Cory Sonderschafer made 13 saves for the Knights.

[box border=”full”]Arcadia will head into MAC Freedom play on Saturday, April 6, as they travel to face King’s College.[/box]

Photo by Josh Blustein