COLLEGEVILLE, PA -- Anthony Tori found Mike Stein for an extra-man goal
with just 11 seconds left on the clock to give host Ursinus College a 7-6
Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory over sixth-ranked Washington
College tonight in Collegeville, PA. The Bears improved to 5-2 overall and
2-1 in conference play with the win, while the Shoremen fell to 7-2 and
2-1 with the loss.
Ursinus held a 3-1 lead at halftime. Scott Boyle put the Bears on the
board first with a goal with 11:50 left in the first quarter, but the
Shoremen tied things up when freshman defenseman Thom Cecere (Edgewater,
MD/St. Mary's) found senior attackman Chris Mancini (Ocean City,
MD/Worcester Prep) for a goal with 6:44 left in the first. Ursinus scored
the only two goals of the second quarter as Tori scored an extra-man goal
off a Dane Mangin assist with 10:25 remaining and Stein scored off a Pat
Nagle feed with 7:16 left before the break.
Washington junior attackman Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) scored
off an assist from senior midfielder Mike Hughes (Pasadena, MD/Mount St.
Joseph) just 11 seconds into the third quarter, but the Bears answered 13
seconds later as Mangin scored off an assist from Seth Bakes to make it
4-2. WC junior midfielder Kolyn Kirby (Chestertown, MD/Kent County) cut
the lead back to one goal when he scored off an assist from sophomore
attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) with 10:30 left
in the third, but Ursinus responded again as Mangin scored with 7:24
remaining in the period. The Shoremen rallied at the end of the third to
tie the score at 5-5 as Kirby scored off a feed from senior midfielder
Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park/Bridgton, ME) at 6:02 and
Read scored off a Kielek assist with five seconds left in the quarter.
Neither team would score again until 4:07 remained in the fourth quarter
when Tori fired in an unassisted marker to give the Bears a 6-5 advantage.
Read knotted the score at 6-6 with a goal with 1:14 remaining. Bakes won
the ensuing face-off for the Bears as Eric Hoffman picked up the ground
ball. Cecere was whistled for a slashing penalty with 55 seconds to go,
setting up the extra-man opportunity and Tori's game winner with 11
seconds left. Hughes picked up the ground ball to win the ensuing
face-off, but a final shot by Washington senior defenseman Jon Kenney
(Amherst, NY/Amherst) went wide in the final seconds as Ursinus held on
for the win.
Washington held a 36-24 advantage in shots in the game, but Ursinus goalie
Matt Orlando made 17 saves for the Bears, including nine in the first half
when the Shoremen converted on just one of their 16 shots.
Tori and Mangin led Ursinus with two goals and one assist each. Read
scored three goals and assisted on another for the Shoremen, while
sophomore goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made six saves.
The Shoremen return to action Saturday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial
Conference home game against 16th-ranked Haverford.
Ursinus vs. Washington College