Elizabethtown vs. Ohio Wesleyan
March 29, 2008
The Game Story:
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Chris Eccles scored two goals and added two assists as Ohio Wesleyan scored all of its goals in the second and third quarters en route to a 10-3 victory over Elizabethtown College in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday morning.

Steve Fowler also scored a pair of goals for the Battling Bishops (3-4 overall), who tallied six times in the second quarter following a scoreless opening period to earn the win over the Blue Jays (2-6 overall).

Sophomore Jon Day (Thornton, PA/Bishop Shanahan) scored two goals for the Blue Jays while sophomore Josh Dougherty (Ocean City, MD/Worcester Prep) added one goal on the day.

The Bishops scored four times in the final five minutes of the first half to take a 6-1 lead to intermission, and added the final three goals of the third quarter to extend their lead to 10-2 entering the final 15 minutes.

Dougherty scored an unassisted goal midway through the second quarter to get the Blue Jays on the scoreboard, and Day added his first goal of the contest with 9:23 left in the third quarter off an assist by junior Ryan McCafferty (Orlando, FL/Boone).

Day tallied with the man advantage with 10:17 left in the fourth quarter, assisted by sophomore Aaron Weber (Lititz, PA/Manheim Township), to close the scoring.

Ohio Wesleyan finished with a 32-24 edge in shots, while the Blue Jays won 10 of the game's 17 faceoffs. The Bishops went 1-for-2 with the extra man, while Elizabethtown was 1-for-6.

Alex Haggerty led Ohio Wesleyan with five ground balls on the day, while senior Eric Peifer (Landisville, PA/Hempfield) paced the Blue Jays with five ground balls.

First-year student Hunter Malick (Center Valley, PA/Moravian Academy) made 11 saves in goal for Elizabethtown, while Ryan Perone finished with 12 stops for Ohio Wesleyan.

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot
Ohio Wesleyan Univ.. 0 6 4 0 - 10
Elizabethtown Coll.. 0 1 1 1 - 3

Ohio Wesleyan Univ. GOALS: Chris Eccles 2; Steve Fowler 2; Nick Gallagher 1; Harrison Iuliano 1; Rob Young 1; Chris Ehlinger 1; Craig Aronoff 1; Ricky Scheetz 1.
ASSISTS: Chris Eccles 2; Nick Gallagher 2; Dylan Brown 1; Harrison Iuliano 1.

Elizabethtown Coll. GOALS: Jon Day 2; Josh Dougherty 1.
ASSISTS: Ryan McCafferty 1; Aaron Weber 1.



GOALIES - OWU: Ryan Perone (12 saves); ETOWN: Hunter Malick (11 saves).