Widener vs. Stevenson
February 21, 2010
The Game Story:
ST. DAVID'S, Pa. - Stevenson men's lacrosse junior Jimmy Dailey (Westminster/Winter Mills) scored three of the Mustangs first 12 goals as they outscored Widener 12-1 over the second and third quarters en route to a 15-3 victory Sunday in the season opener for both teams at Eastern University's Olson Field.

The win was the 18th consecutive in the regular season for Stevenson (1-0) and the sixth in as many season openers under head coach Paul Cantabene. The Mustangs also opened last season with a win over Widener, 7-6 at Caves Athletics Complex.

Nate Meyer scored off an assist from Brian Rogers five minutes into the game to give Widener (0-1) a one-goal lead which it would hold until junior UMBC transfer Dave Scott (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes) scored his first goal as a Mustang with a man-advantage at 2:46 to tie the game after the first quarter.

Scott's goal was the first of 12-straight tallies for Stevenson who led 5-1 at halftime and 13-2 after three.

Dailey netted the first two goals of the second quarter, the second of which came at 7:46 off an assist from junior Richie Ford (Baltimore/Towson) before junior captain Kyle Moffitt (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) scored what proved to be the game-winner just 31 seconds later.

Also of note, freshman Andrew Bishop (Lothian/Southern) scored his first career goal to give the Mustangs a 5-1 lead at 4:53 of the second quarter, less than 24 hours after playing in his 25th and final game of the season for the Stevenson men's basketball team.

Ford and consensus attackman and player of the year, senior Steve Kazimer (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger),each finished with five points with Ford totaling two goals and three assists and Kazimer adding one goal and four assists.

Dailey finished with four goals while Scott and junior CCBC Essex transfer Neal Barthelme each scored twice. Senior Dave Cougler (Rochester, N.Y./G. Ray Bodley) also netted a third quarter goal.

Junior Ray Witte (Annapolis/St. Peter and Paul) won 14-of-19 face-offs and picked up a career-high eight ground balls. Senior Geoff Hebert (Lutherville/Dulaney) made nine saves in 52 minutes before giving way to senior Andrew Harrington (Cambridge/South Dorchester).

Stevenson held a 39-24 advantage in shots, including a 25-10 margin over the second and third quarters while scoring on five of six extra-man opportunities.

Meyer was one of three different scorers for The Pride while Kevin Carney and Bobbt Schluter had 10 and two saves, respectively.

The Mustangs make their home debut next Saturday, February 27 when they welcome Kean to Caves Athletics Complex. Game time is at 2:00 p.m., following the women's game versus Ursinus at noon.