Whittier vs. Greensboro
March 26, 2011
The Game Story:
HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Whittier men's lacrosse team, aided by a three-goal run in the third quarter, got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon as it defeated Greensboro, 9-5, at The Haverford School.

The Poets' defense continued its trend of strong play, limiting the pride to a mere five goals on 26 shots, forcing them into 18 turnovers and keeping them off the board during their four extra-man chances.

Whittier (3-2) and Greensboro were tied at 4-4 after the Pride scored at the 11:32 mark of the third but consecutive goals by Charlie Fisher, Colt Adams and Daniel McQuade gave the purple and gold a three-goal advantage headed into the final frame.

Fisher put away a feed from Colin Palma at 10:29, Adams scored unassisted at 8:54 and McQuade capped the run with a goal at 1:54.

The Pride answered and trimmed the lead to 7-5 early in the fourth stanza but that proved as close as they would get.

Palma and Lee Oshnock put the final touches on the win for the Poets.

Fisher and Oshnock each scored a team-high two goals while Palma, Mitch Prickett, Adams and McQuade all added helpers.

Palma filled his stat line with two caused turnovers and a team-high six groundballs.

Sam Russell started the scoring with a goal on a feed from Prickett at 3:26 of the first. The Pride scored two goals in the final 47 seconds of the first to lead 2-1 after one.

The two teams traded goals in the second as Greensboro led 3-2 at the intermission.

Robert Bazlen made 10 saves in the win.

The Poets will remain on the East Coast as it faces Ursinus on Tuesday, March 29.