Moravian vs. Desales
February 27, 2008
The Game Story:
Moravian earned its first win of the 2008 season, defeating local rival DeSales University, 8-7, in a non-conference match at Rocco Calvo Field. The Greyhounds scored first on a goal by sophomore midfielder Robert Devine just 1:54 into the first quarter. However, the Bulldogs ran off four straight goals and led 5-3 after the first quarter. Each team would score once in the second quarter to head to halftime with DeSales leading, 6-4. Moravian would net a pair of goals in the third quarter and limit the Bulldogs to one goal to pull within 7-6 after 45 minutes. The Greyhounds scoed the only two goals of the fourth quarter with junior midfielder Brian Cleaver scoring his second goal of the match with 13:28 to play to tie the contest at 7-7. Freshman attack Christopher Mohapp then scored with 7:32 remaining for what was the game-winning goal. Both teams took 28 shots in the contest with DeSales holding a 38-34 edge in ground balls. The Bulldogs also won 14 of 22 faceoffs. Devine, Mohapp, Cleaver and junior attack Keith Danner all netted two goals for the Greyhounds with Devine adding two assists. Mohapp, who scored a man-up goal for the Greyhounds, also had an assist as did sophomore midfielder Cruz Sierra. Moravian freshman goalie Benjamin Leavy, making his first career start, had 14 saves and five ground balls in the victory. Junior defender Steven Carroll led the Greyhounds with six ground balls while Sierra scooped up five ground balls. Matthew Kruzewski led DeSales with three goals while Jay Young and Whit Bruemmer each found the back of the cage twice. Matthew Brancaccio added two assists for the Bulldogs while Donald Clemens had one assist. Jarryd Stamatelos had ten saves for DeSales while Shane Corley won 13 of 15 faceoffs and had a team high seven ground balls.
DeSales University (0-1) 5 1 1 0 -- 7
Moravian College (1-1) 3 1 2 2 -- 8