Moravian vs. Richard Stockton
March 20, 2010
The Game Story:
he Moravian College menís lacrosse team posted its first win of the 2010 season, defeating Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 11-9, in non-conference action at Rocco Calvo Field Saturday afternoon.

The Greyhounds jumped out to 1 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal from junior midfielder David Forte, pictured at right, just 36 seconds into the match, but the Ospreys answered right back 15 seconds later when senior attack Josh Dybus scored off a pass from senior attack Brendan McCarthy. Forte needed just 18 seconds to put the Greyhounds back in front with a goal assisted by junior attack David Bennett. Neither team scored the rest of the first quarter, and Richard Stockton tied the match 1:30 into the second period when freshman attach Drew Flagler scored from Dybus.

Moravian took the lead for good with 12:07 when sophomore midfielder Nelson Knudsen netted hits first career goal off of a pass from sophomore midfielder Zachary Stein. The Greyhounds scored four straight goals before Dybus scored for the Ospreys with two seconds left in the first half to cut Moravianís lead to 6-3 at halftime.

The Greyhounds scored four of the seven goals in the third period with junior midfielder Robert Devine, pictured at left, giving Moravian a 10-6 lead with 1:31 to play in the quarter. Sophomore midfielder Christopher Stanton opened the scoring in the fourth quarter for the Greyhounds for an 11-6 lead before Moravian held off a late rally from Richard Stockton.

Devine had four goals, an assist and three ground balls for the Greyhounds while Forte finished with two goals, an assist, five ground balls and five face-off wins. Knusden had two goals while Bennett had a goal, an assist and four ground balls. Stanton had one goal while junior midfielder Daniel Cress netted his first collegiate goal for the Greyhounds. Stein, who was four-for-six on face-offs, and junior attack Christopher Mohapp each had assists. Junior defender Michael Santos led the Greyhounds with seven ground balls and five caused turnovers.

Dybus led the Ospreys with three goals and an assist to go with three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers while senior midfielder Brent Effenberger and junior midfielder Matt Bologno each had two goals. Senior defender Alex Chisholm led Richard Stockton with eight ground balls and three caused turnovers while McCarthy had a goal and an assist and Flagler netted one goal. Freshman attack Taylor Monticelli had two assists.

Moravian had a 53-36 advantage in shots and a 42-32 edge in ground balls while both teams won 11 face-offs. Greyhound junior goalie Benjamin Leavy, pictured at right, had 17 saves in the match to move past 300 career saves while Richard Stockton senior goalie Pete Marcelliano made 27 stops.