Scranton vs. Widener
March 23, 2002
The Game Story:
03/23 - Men's Lacrosse: Royals Drop 17-5 Decision to Widener In MAC Action Saturday Afternoon At Fitzpatrick Field

Immediately, March 23, 2002 Contact: Kevin Southard, SID

ROYALS DROP 17-5 DECISION TO WIDENER IN MAC LACROSSE ACTION SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT FITZPATRICK FIELD

SCRANTON, Pa.-The University of Scranton fell behind early and never recovered in dropping a 17-5 decision to Widener University in Middle Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Sophomore Brian Manion (Malvern, Pa./Episcopal) scored a match-high six goals, including three in the first period as the Pioneers jumped out to a 6-1 lead. Manion scored his other three goals in the third period as Widener extended a 7-2 halftime margin to 14-5 entering the final period of play.

Junior Kyle Swezey (Swartmore, Pa./Strath Haven) chipped in four goals, freshman Eric Blake (Winter Springs, Fla./Winter Springs) had three goals and an assist and senior Eddie Murdock (Pasadena, Md./Mt. St. Joseph's) scored twice as Widener improved to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the MAC.

Scranton, which fell to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the MAC, was led by Tim Miller (Glen Cove, N.Y./Chaminade) and Kyle Eaton (Old Bridge, N.J./Milford Academy-Conn.) with two goals apiece and William Ayers (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y./John F. Kennedy) added the other. Dennis Mahon (Medford, N.J./St. Joseph's Prep) was credited with two assists for Scranton.

Junior goalie Pat Carmack (Chantilly, Va./Gonzaga) made 10 saves for Widener, while Scranton's Thomas Kenyon (Chittenango, N.Y./Chittenango) and Joe Garofalo (Maplewood, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) combined for four.

The Royals will travel to Elizabethtown this Thursday, March 28, to take on the Blue Jays in Middle Atlantic Conference action beginning at 4:00 p.m.