E-town Falls Late to Widener in MAC Semifinals

CHESTER, Pa.-- In Wednesday's MAC semifinal game, sixth-seeded Elizabethtown and top-seeded Widener were deadlocked at 6-6 with five minutes to play. The Pride went on to score twice in the final 4:43 to take home an 8-6 win in Chester, Pa.

The Blue Jays (9-7, 6-5) end their season in the MAC semifinals for the second straight season, while Widener (14-2, 11-0) moves on to the finals to play the Messiah Falcons, who beat FDU-Florham, 14-7, in the other semifinal.

Wednesday marked the second time this season the Blue Jays and Pride battled to a close finish. On April 9, Widener escaped with a 6-5 win at Hersheypark Stadium as part of the team's undefeated regular season conference schedule.

Playing in their final games in the Blue and Gray, senior Greg Kenneally (Lutherville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) led E-town's offense with two goals, while fellow seniors Mike Kenneally (Lutherville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) and Brent Campbell (Baltimore, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) tied for a game-high with seven ground balls each. Mike Kenneally also caused a team-high three turnovers on defense. Campbell went 15 for 18 on faceoffs in his final collegiate game.

In goal, junior Brendan Corcoran (Hershey, Pa./Western Reserve Academy) made seven saves for the Jays. On the other end, Bobby Schluter made six saves in the first half, while Mac Nestler stopped two shots in half number two for the Pride.

Widener's Johnny Casey recorded three goals and an assist and JJ Hoeffler chipped in with two goals and three assists.


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