Elizabethtown vs. Immaculata
March 8, 2008
The Game Story:
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Junior Ryan McCafferty (Orlando, FL/Boone) scored a career-high seven goals as Elizabethtown College defeated Immaculata University 14-8 in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Wolf Field.

Sophomore Keith Staulters (Ballston Spa, NY/Ballston Spa) and first-year student Greg Kenneally (Lutherville, MD/Loyola Blakefield) each added a goal and two assists for the Blue Jays (2-1 overall), who scored seven straight goals over a span of 18 minutes in the second half to earn the win over the Mighty Macs (0-2 overall).

The seven goals by McCafferty are tied for the second-best single-game performance in program history, behind the nine-goal effort of Sean Thomson against Misericordia University on March 13, 2002.

Elizabethtown jumped to an early 4-1 lead behind three goals from McCafferty, but Immaculata closed the first quarter with three goals in the final two minutes to knot the game at 4-4.

Staulters and McCafferty notched the lone goals of the second quarter to give the Blue Jays a 6-4 lead at halftime. After the Mighty Macs pulled within 6-5 in the first 90 seconds of the third quarter, Elizabethtown ran off seven straight goals, including three from McCafferty, to move ahead 13-5 with 8:05 remaining.

Sophomore Aaron Weber (Lititz, PA/Manheim Township) scored a goal and added an assist for Elizabethtown, while single goals came from sophomore Jon Day (Thornton, PA/Bishop Shanahan), sophomore Chris Senese (Leonardtown, MD/Unionville), first-year student Kurt Deschner (Kelowna, BC/Kelowna Secondary) and first-year student Ben Landis (Talmage, PA/Conestoga Valley).

Patrick Durso and Geoff Lorentz led Immaculata with two goals apiece, while Jim Baranello and Brendan Dinneen each posted a goal and an assist.

Elizabethtown finished with a dominating 56-22 edge in shots and collected 45 ground balls to Immaculata's 30. Sophomore Chris Day (Thornton, PA/Bishop Shanahan) led all players with seven ground balls for the Blue Jays, while Jon Day went 8-for-13 on faceoffs and first-year student Brent Campbell (Baltimore, MD/Mt. St. Joseph) finished 7-for-10 on draws.

The Blue Jays were successful on 4-of-6 extra-man opportunities, while the Mighty Macs went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Senior Chris Schuch (Columbia, PA/Hempfield) played the first 56 minutes in goal for Elizabethtown and finished with seven saves, while Andrew Sim turned in a strong effort for Immaculata with 22 saves.

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot
Immaculata Univ..... 4 0 1 3 - 8
Elizabethtown Coll.. 4 2 3 5 - 14

Immaculata Univ. GOALS: Geoff Lorentz 2; Patrick Durso 2; Brendan Dinneen 1; Jim Baranello 1; Joe Keller 1; Alan Lorentz 1.
ASSISTS: Zach Krytzer 2; Jim Baranello 1; Brendan Dinneen 1; Tom Hartney 1; Andrew Rogers 1.

Elizabethtown Coll. GOALS: Ryan McCafferty 7; Greg Kenneally 1; Keith Staulters 1; Aaron Weber 1; Jon Day 1; Chris Senese 1; Kurt Deschner 1; Ben Landis 1.
ASSISTS: Greg Kenneally 2; Keith Staulters 2; Aaron Weber 1.

SHOTS - IU 22; ETOWN 56.


GOALIES - IU: Andrew Sim (24 saves); ETOWN: Chris Schuch (7 saves), Austin Hayes (0 saves), Hunter Malick (0 saves).