Alvernia vs. Wells
March 3, 2012
The Game Story:
Reading, Pa. (Mar. 3, 2012) - Alvernia University (1-1) Men's Lacrosse notched its first win of the season against the Wells College Express (0-1) by a score of 13-4 in Saturday's non conference men's lacrosse action at Schlager Memorial Field. The Crusaders offense erupted for its highest goal output since a 14-goal effort in a win over PSU-Abington back in '09, and fired 40 shots on goal.

The Crusaders were led by junior attacker Paul Tarnacki (Howell, N.J./Howell). In his breakout game, Tarnacki tied a school record with six goals and assisted on one. Wells College didn't have an answer for the junior transfer student as he netted three of his six goals in the first quarter.

“I thought the guys played well. I was very happy with the team effort and it was good get the first victory and build some momentum for the rest of the way”, said first year head coach, Ryan Sheaffer.

Alvernia's defense, led by Jake Buzby (Cochranville, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) and Dan Frantz (Lansdale, Pa./Lansdale Catholic), held the Well's attack to 22 shots and forced 27 turnovers. The Crusaders also scooped up 43 ground balls. Senior net-minder, Kevin Shupp (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) played the first three quarters and made six saves to hold the Express to three goals.

Also contributing to the scoring effort were juniors Brian Ray (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) and Frantz. Ray had two goals and three assists while Frantz tallied two goals and one assist. The offense move the ball well and the scoreboard proved it.

The Crusaders travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night to take on La Roche College.