Lycoming vs. Messiah
April 21, 2004
The Game Story:
The Lycoming Warriors celebrated their Senior Day on Wednesday, but it was Messiah seniors Kevin Dennstaedt, Dan Videon and Reed Horanburg who would go on to enjoy big afternoons. The trio scored four goals each during the Falcon's 18-3 victory at Lycoming's Person Field.

Videon would score off a Nat Pierce pass (one of his three assists on the afternoon) to open up the scoring just :36 seconds in. Videon struck again off a Pete McLean pass to take a 2-0 lead at the 8:51 mark. Lycoming's Sang Duong would pick up an errant clearing pass to score unassisted at 7:24, and then assist teammate Chris McQuade at 3:04 to knot the game up at 2 goals at the end of one quarter.

The Falcons would score 5 goals in the second quarter while holding the Warriors scoreless for the remainder of the first half to head back to the lockerroom with a 7-2 advantage. Dennstaedt would have 2 goals and 2 assists in that period to spark his team to the five goal margin.

Falcon freshman midfielder Peter McLean would open up the second half scoring at 13:22, on his way to a career high 2g1a performance. Lycoming's Duong would score his team's final goal of the contest to bring them back within five, but the Falcon defense would hold LC to just 7 second half shots (12 total in the game) and keep them off the scoreboard in the game's final 18:18. Horanburg, Videon, Dennstaedt and Jono Linebuagh would all score Messiah goals in the third to increase MC's lead to 12-3 after three quarters.

All five players who tallied third quarter goals would all strike once more in the fourth, before freshman Stu Oberg would score his first career goal and put the cap on the game's scoring.

Dennstaedt (4g2a) would lead all scores with six points, while Linebaugh (2g,3a) would add five, and Videon (4g), Pierce (1g,3a) and Horanburg (4g) would all post four points apiece. Lycoming's Duong would tally three points (2g,1a), having a part of each of his team's three goals.

Messiah's Tosh Tryon would win 16 of 23 face-offs in the game, and pick up a game and career high 14 ground balls. Messiah won the GB battle 54-38, and would outshoot the host Warriors 52-12. Lycoming went 0-3 on man-up attempts, while Messiah cashed in on 3 of 4 attempts.

Juniors Chris Gilbert (46:00, 3 saves, 3 GA) and Jason Kirwan (14:00, 2 saves) would both man the goal for Messiah, while the Warriors split halves with seniors Christian Willaum (8 saves, 7 GA) and Sean Powers (9 saves, 11 GA). Messiah improves to 8-3 on the year, 6-1 in the conference. Lycoming drops to 7-5 on the season and 6-3 in MAC action.

Messiah returns to action this Saturday, 4/24, when they travel to Drew University to play the Rangers at 4:00PM in another MAC contest.