Desales vs. King's College
April 12, 2008
The Game Story:
Center Valley, PA (April 12, 2008) – Freshman Whit Bruemmer (Richboro, PA/Council Rock South) picked up a ground ball and immediately scored an unassisted goal breaking a tie at seven with 1:22 left to play lifting the DeSales University men’s lacrosse team past King’s College, 8-7, in an MAC Conference game on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

The win moves DeSales to 6-7 overall and 1-3 in the MAC, while the loss drops the Monarchs to 3-6 overall and 0-4 in the MAC. DSU enjoyed a healthy 45-30 edge in shots and a 40-35 advantage in ground balls. Freshman Andrew Bartle made 14 saves for KC, while sophomore Jarryd Stamatelos (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) stopped 10 shots for the Bulldogs in between the pipes.

King’s held a slim 3-2 edge after the first quarter and both teams went scoreless in the second as the Monarchs clung to one-goal lead at the half. After the Bulldogs tied the score at three, King’s scored two straight goals to lead 5-3 before DeSales finished the third quarter with two straight tallies to tie the game at five entering the final quarter.

In the fourth quarter, DSU made it four straight goals with the first two of the period before King’s rallied this time scoring two straight (46 seconds apart) to tie the game at seven with 3:21 to play. After each team had chances to score, King’s took control of the ball on the defensive side of the field but when the ball fell loose, Bruemmer picked up the ground ball and fired a shot that beat the Monarch keeper and gave DSU the win.

Leading the scoring attack was junior Matthew Brancaccio (Greenvale, NY/North Shore) with four goals and two assists. Bruemmer added two goals and sophomore Matthew Kruszewski (Atco, NJ/Winslow Township) and senior John Tosco (Hampton, NJ/Voorhees) each had one goal. Senior Tom Carr (Atco, NJ/Paul VI), senior Dan Thomer (Philadelphia, PA/Archbishop Ryan) and junior Andrew Ervin (Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy) each had one assist in the win.

Seniors Sam Gobeli (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) and Shane Corley (Philadelphia, PA/Father Judge) combined to win 10-of-18 face-offs, while Brancaccio (6) and Corley (5) and Stamatelos (5) led the way in ground balls.

DSU returns to action on Saturday, April 19th when they travel to Lycoming College for another MAC Conference game beginning at 1:00 pm.