Greensboro vs. Saint Vincent
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
GREENSBORO, N.C. Ė Brad Gesser (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional) had three goals to open up the fourth quarter to give Greensboro College (9-4) a 12-9 win over St. Vincentís College on Senior Day at Pride field. Bryan Mercer (Salisbury, MD/Parkside) added two goals along with two assists improving GC to 9-4 overall. Brian Kirschner (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) added two scores for The Pride. Stats

The visiting Bearcats led 3-1 after the first period and held a 5-1 advantage. The Pride then scored three goals in the final 45 seconds of the first half to pull within one goal of the lead, 5-4.

Jose Rodriguez (Wexford PA/North Allegheny), on an assist from Neal McKinney (Leonardtown, MD/Leonardtown), scored with 45 seconds remaining. John Anglin (Hicksville/Hicksville), who caught a pass from Bryan Mercer (Salisbury, MD/Parkside), converted the third score of the game for GC with six seconds on the clock.

Nick Patrone (Supply, NC/Apex) then won a face-off and moved quickly into zone for The Pride to score the final goal of the half with one second on the clock. The score was 5-4 at the half.

St. Vincentís (3-8) Will DeLanoy opened second half scoring at the 13:29 mark before a pair of Kirschner goals knotted the game at 6-6 for Greensboro.

Greensboro scored the next five straight goals, including the Gesser goals to open the fourth, highlighted by a flip over the shoulder by senior Brian Bishop. After scoring five consecutive times, The Pride built an 11-6 lead it would not relinquish.

Jake Dick and Will DeLanoy notched three scores apiece for St. Vincent. DeLanoy added one assist to finish with four points. Ryan Kearney netted one goal and dished out a pair of assists for the Bearcats.

Mike Foderaro (Salisbury, MD/Parkside) had 15 saves for The Pride. Jon McMahon finished with 13 saves in net for the Bearcats.

Greensboro capitalized on three extra man opportunities (3-5) and held an edge in ground balls 34-24. St. Vincent won the battle of shots 40-36, however a differential in turnovers (22-20) proved costly.

GC's nine wins are the most in the Dan Cetrone era (1999-present).

The Pride hosts Guilford on Wednesday night. The game is at Jamieson Stadium and begins at 7 p.m.