Drew vs. Lycoming
May 1, 2004
The Game Story:
Madison, NJ -- The Drew University men's lacrosse team held off Lycoming College Saturday afternoon with a 14-7 victory to knock Lycoming out of MAC playoff contention. In a three-way tie for third place in the conference, today's game was a must-win for the Warriors, who slips to 7-6 on the year and 6-4 in the MAC. The victory improves Drew to 8-5 on the season and .500 in conference play with a 5-5 mark.

The Rangers held a 1-0 lead on a goal from Phil Rosenau (Ambler, PA) until 2:34 remaining in the first quarter, but relinquished that advantage when Lycoming hit three straight goals from Dave Dormond, Dan Wilcox and Sang Duong. Down 2-4 in the second quarter, the Rangers gained much needed momentum, scoring four straight goals from 7:40 - 4:19 by Gil Arbitsman, Tom Stitt, Jr., Eric Siegel, and Rosenau for a 6-4 lead.

Lycoming pulled to within one (6-5) on a goal from William Posner at 1:48 to close out the half. But once again, the Rangers went on a 4-0 run to take a 10-5 lead late in the third quarter before Dormond netted one for Lyco to stop Drew's scoring spree.

Dan Wilcox registered his second goal at the 9:15 mark to cut the Warrior's deficit to three

(10-7). Three quick goals in a 1:11 span from Craig Middleton (South Setauket, NY), Stitt, and Arbitsman, gave the Rangers a 13-7 advantage. Arbitsman followed with his fourth connection of the day with 4:00 remaining to double Drew's lead (14-7).

Senior Mike Litman (Ellicott City, MD) got the starting nod this afternoon on Drew's Senior Day and posted one save before giving way for Jason Woodford (Timonium, MD) at the start of the second quarter. Woodford came up with 12 stops, but head coach Tom Leanos put Litman back in the game for the remaining 8:00 of the game. Lycoming goalie Christian Willaum also posted 12 saves on the day.

With a regular season mark of 8-5, Drew hopes to extend their season as they await word of a possible bid to the ECAC Metro Tournament.