Marywood vs. Richard Stockton
March 17, 2012
The Game Story:
Scranton, PA – Marcus Janda recorded six points to lead Marywood University to a 13-6 victory over visiting Richard Stockton College in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. The Pacers, who also got three-point performances from Sam Trill and Jon Roerden, improve to 3-2 with their third-straight win while the Ospreys fall to 3-3 on the season.

Chris Riley opened the scoring for Marywood just over a minute and a half into the game with an unassisted goal before Drew Flagler leveled the scored at the 6:08 mark of the first quarter. Janda gave the Pacers a 2-1 advantage going into the second period after scoring on a feed from Greg Nester at the 2:51 mark of the first frame.

Marywood stretched their advantage to 6-1 over the first 10:04 of the second quarter as Janda netted twomore goals and Roerden and Trill added single goals in the run. Derek Schmidt assisted on Janda's goal at the 7:41 mark of the period while Janda set up Roerden and Trill's tallies. A goal by the Ospreys' Nick Bologno with 4:44 remaining cut the host's advantage to 6-2 going into halftime.

The two teams traded goals in the third quarter with Trill and Tyler Doherty finding net for Marywood and Bologno and Brian Santoreli scoring for Richard Stockton to give Marywood an 8-4 lead going into the final 15 minutes of play.

Nester extended the Pacers' lead to 9-4 with an unassisted marker 1:45 into the fourth quarter, but Santoreli got one back for the visitors just over a minute later. Back-to-back goals from Dylan Swope, who was assisted by Joe LaBella, and Trill pushed Marywood's advantage to 11-5 before Santoreli completed his hat-trick unassisted with 7:01 remaining. Andrew Alberalla silenced any hope of a late comeback by the Ospreys by scoring just 11 seconds later and Mike Falco closed out the scoring off a Roerden feed with 2:22 to play.

Janda's game-high six points came on three goals and three assists while Trill (3 goals), Roerden (1 goal, 2 assists), and Nester (1 goal, 1 assist) each added multi-point performances in the win for Marywood, who held a 35-33 edge in shots for the game and won the groundball battle 42-40.

Nicholas Cornella made 12 saves to earn the win in goal for Marywood while Steve Kilian made one stop in two minutes of action between the Pacers' pipes. The Pacers held Richard Stockton to one goal on seven extra-man opportunities while Marywood went 1-5 with the extra-man.

John Pelligrini led all players with four caused turnovers on the defensive end for Marywood while Nick Johnson added three caused turnovers and six groundballs.

Santoleri's three goals paced Richard Stockton's attack while Bologno finished with two goals and Wade Veselka added two assists. Eugene Isola went 12-19 on face-offs for the Ospreys and collected a game-high eight groundballs. Tim Wolcott took the loss in net despite making eight saves.

Marywood will next take on seventh-ranked Amherst College on Tuesday evening in a non-conference game to be played at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, NY. Opening face-off between the Pacers and Jeffs is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.