Widener vs. Lycoming
April 16, 2005
The Game Story:
CHESTER, Pa. ‚~@~S In a battle of unbeaten teams within the Middle Atlantic
Conference, Widener (5-3, 5-0 Middle Atlantic Conference) jumped out to a
6-0 lead and never looked back as the Pioneers defeated Lycoming (7-3, 6-1
Middle Atlantic Conference) 16-4 Saturday afternoon.

With the win, Widener is now in a first-place tie with Messiah with just
five games remaining in the regular season.

Widener freshman attack Brian Stromko (Maplewood, NJ/Columbia) had two
assists and two goals in the first quarter of play. He scored back-to-back
goals in the first quarter to give Widener a 4-0 lead at the end of the
quarter.

Widener went up 5-0 with 10:54 left in the first half when sophomore
midfielder Gavin Goane (Springfield, PA/Springfield) scored unassisted.
Lycoming would cut the lead to 5-2 when senior attack Dave Kirschner
(Newtown Square, PA/Marple Newtown) and freshman attack James Cusick (Aston,
PA/Sun Valley) scored goals.

Goane and junior attack Todd Fairlie (Broomall, PA/Marple Newtown) scored
goals to end the second quarter. Fairlie‚~@~Ys goal with just 33 seconds
remaining gave Widener a 6-2 lead.

The Pioneers would score five unanswered goals in the third quarter to put
the game out of reach. Freshman attack Luke Weber (Lititz, PA/Manheim
Township) scored two goals in the quarter for Widener.

Lycoming scored two goals in the final period when Kirschner and senior
midfielder Chris McQuade (Lower Gwynedd, PA/Wissahickson) scored to end the
game.

Goane and Weber ended up with three goals each, wile Stromko and Fairlie had
two. Goane and Stromko also had two assists each.

Widener sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Johnson (Wallingford, PA/Strath Haven)
made ten saves in three quarters of play, while Warrior sophomore goalkeeper
Matt Lyons (Radnor, PA/Conestoga) had six saves for Lycoming.

Widener outshot Lycoming 37-28 and had 46 ground balls compared to 21 for
Lycoming.

Widener will host DeSales on Monday afternoon, the first of three games next
week for Widener.