Saint Joseph's vs. Delaware
April 13, 2013
The Game Story:
PHILADELPHIA - Despite holding a 2-1 lead heading into the final minutes of the first period, Saint Joseph's fell to a 9-2 Delaware run as the Hawks dropped a CAA matchup against the Blue Hens, 11-6, on Saturday afternoon on Finnesey Field. With the loss, SJU stands at 5-8 overall and 1-4 in CAA play.

Freshman midfielder Bryan Garrahan played a significant role in the Hawks' first-period offensive success. On the offensive end, the rookie netted the first goal of the game at the 12:05 mark. After a Delaware tally tied the score at one goal apiece, Garrahan hustled after his own shot that deflected off the post to earn a second possession for the Hawks. In that same possession, junior midfielder Jake Hall registered his first goal of the season to give SJU the 2-1 advantage at the 4:24 mark of the first.

Delaware (5-8, 1-3 CAA) responded with five straight goals that spanned the remainder of the first and early into the second to take a 6-2 lead with 11:11 remaining until halftime.

Sophomore attack Matthew Sarcona recorded SJU's next two goals late in the second (4:46) and early in the third (11:13) with a Blue Hen goal sandwiched in between to pull the Hawks to within three, 7-4.

Despite late-fourth period goals from the freshman/sophomore attack duo of Pat Swanick and Kyle Bruun (8:48. 1:09), Delaware would tack on four more goals - two in the third and two in the fourth - to take the 11-6 victory.

Sarcona's two goals and Hall's one-goal, one-assist effort led the Hawks' offense while Bruun's tally was the first of his collegiate career. On the defensive side, sophomore Will Farrell picked up five ground balls and caused one turnover. Senior captain Ted Hospodar took over the face-off late in the game, going 4-of-10 (.400) from the X.

Sophomore goalkeeper Dustin Keen (5-8, 1-4 CAA) made 13 saves in a full 60:00.
For the game, Delaware held an advantage in shots (40-27) and ground balls (32-16) and went 16-of-21 from the faceoff. Both the Hawks and Blue Hens turned the ball over 12 times.

The Saint Joseph's University Athletic Department celebrated 20 years of lacrosse today by honoring the school's first men's varsity team. The members of the 1993 Hawk squad - Justin Belle-Isle, John Bifulco, Jim Capriotti, Jeremy Culp, Rich Fanelli, Andrew Foley, Thad German, Shane McGovern, Dan Meehan, Kenneth Sheeky, Mark Thomas, Walt Weinrick, and Mike Wiley - were recognized at halftime of the game, in conjunction with Alumni and Family Day festivities. A reception for alumni and their families followed the games at Landmark Americana Tap & Grill located on 54th Street.

The Hawks return to action next Saturday at Michigan. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Michigan Stadium.