Pacers Rout PSU-Abington to Improve to 4-1

Scranton, PA Marywood University built an 11-0 lead in the first quarter of Saturday afternoon's non-conference men's lacrosse game against Penn State Abington and cruised to a 26-0 win. The Pacers, who got four goal performances from George Downey IV, William Roerden, and Riley Dobel, improve to 4-1 on the season with the victory.

Jameson Roberts opened the scoring just 27 seconds into Saturday's game and the Pacers led 5-0 4:44 into the contest as Marcus Janda, Joe LaBella, Roerden, and Downey each scored. Brian Roerden and Nick Parks would join in the scoring parade before LaBella netted his second marker of the afternoon and Roerden tallied back-to-back goals to complete his hat-trick with 3:55 to play in the first quarter. Downey closed the first-quarter scoring by finding the back of the cage off a Gregory Nester assist.

Dante Frederico and Nick Parks scored second quarter goals as did William Roerden and Downey. Marywood tacked on seven more in the third period led by three by Dobel to go along with goals by Parks, Richie Manuli, Jon Roerden, and Rob Swab.

Manuli finished the afternoon with a hat-trick after scoring a pair of fourth quarter goals and Downey and Dobel each tacked on their fourth markers of the afternoon in the final fifteen minutes of play.

Marywood's 26 goals set a new school record for goals in a game as the Pacers held a commanding 56-11 advantage in shots for the game and won 54 groundballs to 39 for Penn State Abington. Marywood won 18 of the games 29 face-offs and were an efficient 24-26 on clear attempts while going 3-5 on extra man opportunities.

Dobel led all scorers with six points on four goals and two assists as 18 Marywood players recorded at least one point. William Roerden and Downey each finished with five points on four goals and one assist while Manuli (3 goals, 1 assist) and Parks (2 goals, 2 assists) each had four-point efforts.

Five Marywood goalies combined to blank the Lions. Jesse Habich was credited with the win after playing the first quarter without facing a shot. Eric Luhrmann made one save in the second quarter, while Nicholas Cornella made three saves in nearly 18 minutes of play in the Pacers' cage. CJ Cameron and Chad Taylor each made one stop to preserve the shutout while splitting time in the fourth quarter.

Trevor Jones made 13 saves while going the distance for the Lions, who remain winless in six contests this season.

Marywood returns to action on Tuesday when they visit 2010 Skyline Conference champion and NCAA Tournament qualifier Montclair State University in a non-conference tilt scheduled to face-off at 4:30 p.m. The Red Hawks, who edged the Pacers 8-7 last spring in Scranton, are currently 1-2 on the young season with both losses coming to nationally-ranked opponents.

2011-03-12



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