Elizabethtown vs. Manhattanville
April 12, 2008
The Game Story:
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Junior Ryan McCafferty (Orlando, FL/Boone) fired home five goals on five shots to lead Elizabethtown College to a 9-6 win over Manhattanville College in Middle Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Aaron Weber (Lititz, PA/Manheim Township) added two goals and three assists for the Blue Jays (4-7 overall, 2-2 MAC) who scored twice in the final three minutes of the first half to take a 5-2 lead to halftime.

After the Valiants (7-4 overall, 1-3 MAC) pulled within 5-4 on a man-up goal by Vinny Menzenski just 1:08 into the second half, the Blue Jays scored the next three goals to take an 8-4 advantage.

McCafferty, who leads the team with 25 points and ranks second on the squad with 18 goals, scored three times in the second quarter and twice more in the third.

Sophomore Jon Day (Thornton, PA/Bishop Shanahan) and sophomore Keith Staulters (Ballston Spa, NY/Ballston Spa) also scored for the Blue Jays, who were outshot 29-22 by the Valiants.

Menzenski scored twice for Manhattanville, while Joey Hasbrouck posted one goal and one assist.

Defensively, brothers Jon and Chris Day led the Blue Jays with six and five ground balls, respectively, while Matt Harold paced the Valiants with five ground balls.

Manhattanville finished 3-for-4 with the man advantage, while the Blue Jays were successful once in seven man-up opportunities.

First-year student Hunter Malick (Center Valley, PA/Moravian Academy) started for the Blue Jays and made two saves, with senior Chris Schuch (Columbia, PA/Hempfield) gaining the win after coming on early in the third quarter and finishing with four saves. Andrew Predun made five stops for Manhattanville.

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Manhattanville Coll. 1 2 2 1 - 6
Elizabethtown Coll.. 2 3 4 0 - 9

Manhattanville Coll. GOALS: Vinny Menzenski 2; Joey Hasbrouck 1; Max Garofalo 1; Luke Dorfman 1; Andrew McMillin 1.
ASSISTS: Shane Fanini 1; Joey Hasbrouck 1; Scott Montaldo 1.

Elizabethtown Coll. GOALS: Ryan McCafferty 5; Aaron Weber 2; Keith Staulters 1; Jon Day 1.
ASSISTS: Aaron Weber 3; Greg Kenneally 1; Ryan McCafferty 1; Keith Staulters 1.

SHOTS - MVILLE 29; ETOWN 22.

MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - MVILLE 3-4; ETOWN 1-7.

FACEOFFS - MVILLE 9-18; ETOWN 9-18.

GOALIES - MVILLE: Andrew Predun (5 saves); ETOWN: Hunter Malick (2 saves), Chris Schuch (4 saves).