Ursinus vs. Denison
March 12, 2008
The Game Story:


COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. Ė Denison senior midfielder Rick Mackessy had two goals as the Big Red (3-1) defeated Ursinus (2-2) 7-4 Wednesday afternoon in non-conference menís lacrosse action.

The Big Red broke open a 3-3 tie with four straight goals starting with 18 seconds left in the first half.

The first goal in the run game from junior midfielder Dan Maude on an assist from Mackessy. Mackessy had three assists on the day.

In the start of the third quarter, freshman midfielder Tanner Smith scored at 13:50 unassisted for a 5-3 lead. The next Denison goal came with 2:07 left in the quarter as Mackessy scored on a Nazaruk assist.

The final goal in the run came with 5:48 left in the fourth as sophomore attack Brady Burton scored on a Mackessy assist for a 7-3 lead.

For Ursinus, the Bears got goals from senior midfielder Dane Mangin (Willow Grove, PA/Archbishop Wood), sophomore attack Eric Farris (Pottsgrove, PA/Pottsgrove), junior attack Brian Boorse (Center Valley, PA/Southern Lehigh) and freshman midfielder Tony Ubertaccio (Green Village, NY/Delbarton).

With the score in favor of the Big Red at 2-0, Ursinus got on the board with 6:56 left as Mangin scored unassisted. Ursinus tied the score at 2-2 with 3:52 left when Boorse scored on a Mangin assist.

After Denison took a 3-2 lead, Ursinus tied the score again at 3-all when Ubertaccio scored.

Farris scored with 1:18 left in the game, for Ursinusí last goal of the game.

The Bears outshot the Big Red 34-21. Denison senior goalkeeper Alex Baruch had 21 saves, while junior goalkeeper Tony Aquilino (Abington, PA/Archbishop Wood) had seven stops for the Bears.

Each team had 43 ground balls, with sophomore attack Derrin Mangin (Willow Grove, PA/Archbishop Wood) grabbing seven.

Ursinus also converted on 21-of-26 clear attempts.

The Bears will host Skidmore on Saturday at 1.