York vs. Haverford
March 10, 2010
The Game Story:


YORK, Pa. – The No. 14 Haverford College men’s lacrosse team downed York College, 20-10, Wednesday afternoon. Holding a 4-2 lead after the first period, Haverford went on to score 10 consecutive goals to build a sizeable lead.

Andrew Kim and Travis Gregory led Haverford (3-1) with four goals apiece. Kim also dished out a pair assists for a six-point day. Henry Lanier tallied three goals and Max Hjelm scored twice and had three assists.

Josh Gamble scored three goals and had two assists for York (1-4). B.J. Baker scored two goals and dished out two assists. Ryan McNicholas and Kevin Topper also scored two goals apiece.

Despite nineteen penalties being called in the game only three off the 30 goals scored were extra-man goals. Haverford was just 2-for-9 while the Spartans were 1-for-10.

The Spartans scored first in the opening period, but Haverford responded by scoring the next four goals. York scored in the 10th minute to make the score 4-2. The rest of the period went scoreless, but it was only a matter of time until the Fords caught fire.

Gregory scored two minutes into the second which ignited the 10-goal onslaught by Haverford. The Fords shutout York, 7-0, in the second period to take an 11-2 lead into halftime.

Gregory scored the first two goals of the third period and Kim added another 11 seconds after Gregory’s second to extend the lead to 14-2. The Spartans finally ended HC’s hot streak when McNicholas scored in the seventh minute. The Fords scored three more times and York added two goals before the end of the period.

The Spartans outscored Haverford, 4-3, in the fourth period to cut the final deficit to 10.

Joe Banno (3-1) made five saves in 45 minutes of action between the pipes. Ryan Herz-Thyhsen made three saves in the fourth period. Chris Collins recorded eight saves in 55:04 and was credited with the loss for York.

Haverford travels to No. 1 Gettysburg College Saturday for a rematch of last year’s Centennial Conference championship. Faceoff is slated for 1 p.m.