Widener vs. Lycoming
May 5, 2005
The Game Story:
CHESTER, Pa. ~@~S Widener University (10-4) darted out to a 6-0 first half
lead and never looked back as the Pioneers defeated Lycoming (10-6) 14-7
Thursday afternoon in the Middle Atlantic Conference semifinals.

Widener will face nationally-ranked and top-seed Messiah at 2 p.m. on
Saturday in Grantham for the MAC Championship and an automatic bid to the
NCAA Division III Tournament.

Freshman midfielder and 2005 Middle Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year
Luke Weber (Lititz, PA/Manheim Township) had four goals on the day while
junior attack Todd Fairlie (Broomall, PA/Marple Newtown) had two goals and
five assists as Widener defeated Lycoming for the second time this season.

Widener took a 1-0 lead after one quarter as junior attack Dennis Mann
(Havertown, PA/Haverford) scored with 9:45 remaining in the quarter on a
Fairlie assist.

Weber scored just 48 seconds into the second quarter, also on a Fairlie

Mann scored his second goal of the game at the 13:05 mark, followed by a
goal from junior attack Alan Krawitz (Havertown, PA/Haverford) at the 7:50
mark for a 4-0 lead and Widener never looked back.

Widener was aided by the play of sophomore goalkeeper Mike Cozza (Ridgewood,
NJ/Ridgewood) who made eight saves on the afternoon.

Lycoming did score six of its seven goals in the final period. The lone
third period goal came from senior midfielder Chris McQuade with 12:18 to

The Warriors were led by senior attack Dave Kirschner who had four goals and
two assists in his final game.

Widener also got two goals from sophomore midfielder Gavin Goane
(Springfield, PA/Springfield).