Haverford vs. Ursinus
April 11, 2007
The Game Story:
HAVERFORD, PA - Senior goalie K.C. Peterson made 17 saves while senior attack Max Tcheyan registered a career-high five goals and dished out an assist to lift host Haverford past visiting Ursinus, 9-4, Wednesday afternoon in Centennial Conference men's lacrosse action. The Fords improve to 6-4 overall on the season and 3-2 in Centennial play with the win while the Bears drop to 7-3 and 3-2.

The Fords opened the game with a 1-0 lead after the first quarter of play on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Shane Hafer. Haverford opened the second quarter with two goals in the opening 3:18 of the period. Tcheyan netted both goals for the Fords early on in the second quarter. Tcheyan's first goal was assisted by senior defender Steve Selsor and came when Haverford was a man down, 23 seconds into the quarter. Tcheyan followed with a man up goal 1:55 later off a pass from freshman attack Alex Guy to give Haverford a 3-0 edge. Ursinus responded with two unanswered goals over the final 2:58 of the half to make the score 3-2 at the break.

Tcheyan netted an unassisted goal 1:13 into the half, but the Bears Mike Tori responded with a goal of his own 17 seconds later. Freshman midfielder Andrew Kim put the Fords back up, 5-3 on a goal assisted by Tcheyan.

Haverford broke the game open in the fourth quarter, out scoring Ursinus 4-1 in the period. Junior midfielders Dean Granoff and Matt Thorne-Fitzgerald each posted goals in the fourth quarter, along with two more goals by Tcheyan. Selsor dished out his second assist of the game on Tcheyan's fourth goal, while junior defenseman Joel Cesner recorded his first assist of the season on Thorne-Fitzgerald's goal.

In addition to his five goals and one assist, Tcheyan also led all players with five ground balls in the game. Sophomore midfielder Peter Hannapel was almost unbeatable in face offs, winning 15-of-17 in the game.

Peterson made ten first half saves and seven second half saves to earn his fourth victory of the 2007 season.

Haverford went 1-for-2 on extra man opportunities while Ursinus converted on 0-of-5 opportunities. Ursinus successfully cleared the ball 22-of-28 times, while Haverford was 18-of-25 on its clear attempts.

The Fords improved their all-time record vs. the Bears to 5-1 with today's win.

The Fords will travel to Centennial foe Franklin & Marshall on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. showdown.