Immaculata vs. Chestnut Hill
March 24, 2010
The Game Story:
IMMACULATA, Pa. - Tom Hartney and Joe Keller each recorded hat tricks as Immaculata University topped Chestnut Hill College, 12-7, on Wednesday night at Draper Walsh Stadium in a non-league men's lacrosse contest.

Immaculata improves to 5-2 overall as the Mighty Macs set a new season best for wins during the four-year history of the program. Chestnut Hill drops to 3-4 overall on the year.

Keller finished the contest with four points as he added one assist to go along with his three tallies. Hartney had three points, all on goals, while Dante Tuscai recorded three assists and Ben Tuscai registered two goals and one assist. Immaculata also got scores from John Cacchio, Brendan Dinneen, Tim Flanigan and Jordan Smith.

Starting IU goalkeeper Andrew Sim played just over 59 minutes making 18 saves to be credited with the win. Max Bonhage played 33 seconds with no saves or goals allowed.

Kevin Glenn collected a team-high seven ground balls, and Max Bassett and Sim both grabbed five loose balls. Bassett also caused a team-best four Griffin turnovers in the contest.

Immaculata never trailed in the contest, but the Mighty Macs weren't able to pull away during the first half.

The Mighty Macs had gotten ahead by two, 4-2, as Keller opened the second quarter with a goal off D. Tuscai's feed just 42 seconds in. However, Chestnut Hill tied the score at 4-all with back-to-back goals.

Immaculata started to take control when Flanigan scored with 4:59 left in the second quarter to give the Mighty Macs back the advantage, 5-4, and Keller and Dinneen found the back of the net during the last minute of the half to send Immaculata into halftime with a 7-4 advantage.

Junji Wiener brought Chestnut Hill back within two, 7-5, at the 13:18 mark of the third, but Immaculata went back to work with three more consecutive tallies to lead by five.

The Griffins scored with 8:38 remaining in the game to make it 10-7, but Immaculata iced the win with Keller's third goal and another score from B. Tuscai.

Wiener and Mark Winkelspecht both finished with two goals for the Griffins. DJ Klusaritz also tallied three points on one goal and two assists. Dakota Maurer played 60 minutes inside the crease for Chestnut Hill making 14 saves in the loss.

Immaculata opens Colonial States Athletic Conference action on Saturday as it travels to Cabrini for a 1 p.m. start.