Rpi vs. Ursinus
April 5, 2008
The Game Story:
TROY, N.Y. – Sophomore attack Devin Arnold (Buffalo, NY/Canisius) scored four goals to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s lacrosse team to a 9-5 win over Ursinus College in a non-league game at Harkness Field. With the win, RPI improves to 8-2 overall. Ursinus falls to 5-6.

The visiting Bears got on the board first on a goal by sophomore attack Eric Farris (Pottsgrove, PA/Pottsgrove) five minutes into the first quarter but the Red Hawks scored the next seven goals for a 7-1 lead at halftime.

Arnold scored three of RPI’s first four goals – three in the first quarter – before Josh Secora (Evergreen, CO/Golden), Alex MacDiarmid (New Hartford, NY/New Hartford) and Nick Billy (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) all connected in the second quarter. PJ McComb (Newington, CT/Newington) set up two of the goals, both of which came from close range. Secora also had a first half assist.

Ursinus sophomore Dane Mangin (Willow Grove, PA/Archbishop Wood) scored the next two goals and Jason Orlando’s (Morton, PA/Springfield) goal early in the fourth quarter pulled the Bears to within 7-4. Arnold and Mike Sampson (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) countered for the Red Hawks at 3:41 and 1:31, respectively, before Ursinus scored in the with 30 seconds remaining for the final margin.

Junior Ryan DeJordy (Albany, NY/Columbia) earned the win in goal, stopping nine shots. Junior Tony Aquilino (Abington, PA/Archbishop Wood) stopped 10 shots on the other end.

Rensselaer returns to action on Tuesday when #4 Middlebury comes to Troy for a 4:30pm faceoff. Ursinus hosts league foe Haverford on Wednesday at 4pm.