Elizabethtown vs. Widener
April 9, 2011
The Game Story:
HERSHEY, Pa. — It appeared as if the Elizabethtown College men's lacrosse team had evened the score at 6-6 on a shot by Shawn Corcoran with eight seconds remaining in regulation in Saturday night's Middle Atlantic Conference tilt against the Widener Pride. The goal, however, was waved off on an offsides call as the Blue Jays were dealt a heartbreaking 6-5 loss at Hersheypark Stadium.

The Blue Jays (5-4, 3-3), playing their first home night game of the year, got on the board first when Corcoran fed Derek Kline for the first of his two goals on the night with 6:58 to go in the first quarter.

The Pride (7-2, 5-0), who outshot E-town by a 30-20 margin in the contest, pulled to within even with 1:24 on the first quarter clock.

Kline scored his team-leading 18th goal of the season off a Brian Schaaf pass for a 2-1 lead less than two minutes into the second quarter. Widener went on to score the next three tallies for a 4-2 advantage.

Senior Greg Kenneally cut E-town's deficit to 4-3 with a man-up goal with just over a minute left before the halftime intermission.

Over the next 15 minutes of play, the Blue Jays were able to tie things up at 4-4, 4:30 into the third, on another man-up, goal this one courtesy of Corcoran. The game would remain deadlocked at four all until the fourth quarter.

Widener scored the first two goals of the fourth for a 6-4 lead with 5:21 to play. Less than a minute later, E-town's Schaaf recorded his sixth goal of the season to trim the Pride's lead down to 6-5.

Down the stretch, the Jays had the ball in their offensive zone but were not able to capitalize as Widener was able to hold on for the the 6-5 win.

The Pride's Josh Fox led his team with two goals and an assist.

For the Jays, Brendan Corcoran tied his season-high with 13 saves in goal. Brent Campbell was 9-of-14 (.642) on faceoffs and the led the Jays in ground balls with five, while Mike Kenneally had a team-high four caused turnovers.

With just 11combined goals, Saturday's match-up tied the Jays' lowest scoring game this season.

With the loss, the Blue Jays fall into a three-way tie for fifth place with Misericordia, FDU-Florham and King's.

E-town will take on another team with a 5-0 MAC record when the Jays travel to Grantham, Pa. to take on Messiah on Wednesday. That game is set to get underway at 7 p.m.