Crusaders Win OT Thiller over MSV on Ray Goal

Reading, Pa. (Mar. 9, 2013) - Sophomore Jared Toll (St. Catherine's, Ontario/Lewisburg Area) scored a game-tying goal with no time left in regulation and senior Brian Ray (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) netted the game-winner 75 seconds into overtime as Alvernia (2-3) knocked off Mt. St. Vincent by a 9-8 final Saturday afternoon in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Schlager Memorial Field.

The Crusaders forced a turnover trailing by one late in regulation. They got a timeout with 19 seconds to go and set up a shot for Paul Tarnacki (Howell, N.J./Howell) that whistled wide with four seconds to go. On the restart from the endline Patrick Corcoran (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South) threw a pass on a line over the top of the net that Toll redirected just in front of the horn to tie the score.

Alvernia won the faceoff in overtime and setup offense in the Mt. St. Vincent end. Ray ended up with the ball on a curl from the left side and squeezed off a low shot that found the ball of the net.

Ray finished with a hat trick, Toll and Mallory Piere (Maplewood, N.J./Columbia) had two goals each. Brandon Weaver (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) made seven saves for the win.

Alvernia will host Rosemont on Wednesday.

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Reading, N.Y. The College of Mount Saint Vincent fell in a 9-8 overtime heartbreaker at Alvernia on Saturday afternoon. Matt Desimone (Congers, N.Y.) and Bryan Stein (Larchmont, N.Y.) each found the back of the net twice for the Dolphins.

Saturday's game was tightly contested throughout, with the largest lead for either team being two goals. Mike McEnaney (New York, N.Y.) gave the Mount its first two goal advantage of the day when he tallied at the 8:34 mark of the opening period to give the Dolphins a 2-0 lead.

After the Crusaders rallied with the next two goals of the game to tie things up at 2-2, John Petito (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Stein struck for Mount Saint Vincent to give the Dolphins back a two goal advantage, at 4-2, with 9:32 left in the second quarter.

Mallory Pierre answered for Alvernia at the 5:14 mark of the second period for Alvernia to get the home side back to within a goal heading into halftime. Pierre's goal started a string of four straight markers for Alvernia as the Crusaders opened the third period with three straight tallies to take a 6-4 lead.

With Brian Ray and Daniel Frantz scoring back-to-back man-up goals to send the Mount to its first disadvantage of the day, it answered with the next three goals to pull back in front 7-6. Frank Maddaloni (Bronx, N.Y.) started the stretch with his first goal of the season, with Stein and Pat McEnaney (New York, N.Y.) each scoring in the opening moments of the fourth quarter to get the Mount back in front.

Rick Reid got Alvernia even at seven goals apiece with 11:25 left in regulation before the two team's went the next nearly 11 minutes without a goal. Desimone finally answered Reid's tally with 34 seconds remaining in the fourth to get the Dolphins out in front 8-7, before Jared Toll tied things up at the horn to send the game to overtime.

Alvernia carried the momentum into the extra frame on Saturday and closed out the come-from-behind victory with a Brian Ray goal with 2:45 left in the first extra session. Ray's goal gave the Crusaders their second straight overtime win over the Dolphins.

Ray finished the contest with three goals and four groundballs for Alvernia, while Toll tallied twice. Colin Gallagher led all players in the game with eight groundballs and also won seven face-offs in the victory.

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