The game was not an easy one for Marymount, which improved
to 2-1 with the win and faced its first unranked opponent of the
season in a green Blue Jay team. The teams took a 4-4 tie into
the end of the first quarter. Elizabethtown took a 5-4 lead with
4:53 remaining in the first half on an unassisted goal by Ryan
Smetana (Conowingo, MD/John Carroll). Marymount returned
fire with an extra-man goal by Tim Lebsock (Gaithersburg,
MD/Northwest) at 1:29 to send the game into halftime at a 5-5
A pair of goals by Marymount with 9:17 and 8:58 left in the third
quarter gave the Saints a 7-5 lead, but Etown struck back with an
extra man goal by Allen Churchman (Aston, PA/Garnet Valley)
that was assisted by Sean Thomson (Malvern, PA/Great
Valley) at 6:50. Churchman struck again, this time on an assist by
Adam Whitaker (Havertown, PA/Haverford) at 5:41 to even the
score at 7-7. The stalemate was short lived, though, as
Marymount's Brandon Sallee (Westchester, OH/Moeller)
scored just 31 seconds later to give the Saints an 8-7 lead going
into the fourth quarter.
Marymount scored again at 8:18 and 2:53 remaining in the fourth
quarter to go up 10-7, but the Blue Jays struck back with an
unassisted extra man goal by Churchman, his fourth goal of the
game, with 1:42 remaining. A goal at 1:13 by Marymount's Jim
Hoagland (Blue Bell, PA/LaSalle Prep.) put the game away.
Churchman led Etown with four goals scored. Matt Newell
(Malvern, PA/Great Valley) scored a pair of goals, and Smetana
had one goal and one assist. Thomson scored one goal and had
three assists for the Blue Jays, and Whitaker posted one assist.
Etown goalie Chris Swierczek (Media, PA/Penncrest) played
the first half and made 13 saves, while Brian Burke (Upper
Darby, PA/Haverford) played the second half and had nine
saves. The Blue Jays made good use of their extra man
opportunities, scoring three goals on five Marymount penalties.
Marymount had just one extra man goal on five Etown penalties.
Elizabethtown will return to action at home Wednesday, March 13
against Misericordia. Game time is 3:30 p.m.