Saint Vincent vs. Washington And Jefferson
May 4, 2013
The Game Story:
The Washington & Jefferson Presidents defeated the Saint Vincent Bearcats by a score of 10-8 in the inaugural Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship at Chuck Noll Field.

Tim Angell got the visitors on the board just 30 seconds into the game, but the next two goals belonged to SVC. Nick Pensyl and Corbin Cole tallied goals to make it 2-1. Angell, however, tied the game with 6:33 to go in the first quarter.

After that, SVC took control, with Cole and Sean Kretovics added goals within 32 seconds to put the Bearcats back in front 3-2, and the first quarter ended that way.

After JD Mayer scored two minutes into the second, the lead grew to two (4-2) and stayed that way for the next 7 minutes through a defensive battle.

John Zustra scored near the six-minute mark of the second quarter, but Steven Cosgrove answered with a goal for ths hosts at the 4:26 mark to make it 6-3.

Angell then tallied his third goal of the half with 1:42 left, but the big blow came with just 2.5 ticks left in the half, when Joseph Eck scored to send the game into the halftime break with just a one-goal margin, 6-5.

It took Eck and the Presidents just 9 seconds into the third quarter to tie the game, and the momentum continued three minutes later when Eck tallied his third unanswered goal, giving W&J a 7-6 lead, its first lead since the game's opening minute.

Jay Lunz tied the game with just over six minutes left in the third, and once again the defenses battled and kept it a tie game through 45 minutes.

However, Zustra and Eck scored within one minute of each other in the early stages of the fourth quarter to give W&J a 9-7 lead. Three minutes later, Bryce Pasquariello scored to cut it back to a one-goal game, but Will Wagner tallied the lone man-up goal of the day with 4:20 to go, giving the Presidents an insurance goal.

SVC was unable to score in the game's final minutes, and the Presidents earned the 10-8 win.

Ran Kirby posted 16 saves in the net for W&J to pick up the win, while Adam Gunter had 7 saves and took the loss for Saint Vincent.