Offense Carries Lebanon Valley Past Alvernia

Reading, Pa. (Apr. 17, 2013) - Sophomore goalie Brandon Weaver (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) made a career-high 27 saves Wednesday afternoon, but Lebanon Valley (7-4, 2-2) prevailed in a 19-5 win over Alvernia (5-10, 1-5) in Commonwealth Conference action at Schlager Memorial Field.

The Dutchmen scored fives goals each in the first, second, and third quarters then notched four in the fourth.

Weaver made 19 of his 27 saves in the first half including some point-blank denials. The Alvernia offense broke through twice in the second and twice in the fourth and had one goal in the third. Jared Toll (St. Catherine's, Ontario/Lewisburg Area) led the way for the Crusaders with two goals.

Alvernia continues the conference schedule at Elizabethtown next Tuesday and wraps up the regular season next Saturday hosting Messiah.

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READING, Pa. - Lebanon Valley picked up an important Commonwealth Conference win with a 19-5 decision at Alvernia on Wednesday.

Malik Pedroso scored five and three others - Klayton Garman, Alex Beard, and Matt Lubawski - added hat tricks for the Dutchmen (7-4, 2-2 CC), who outshot the Crusaders (5-10, 1-5 CC) by a massive 67-20 clip. LVC's pace set a new program record for shots in a game.

Scott Travers sparked the offense with an outstanding day at the X, going 19 for 24 on face-offs. He wound up with 15 ground balls; Pedroso and Ryan Lanigan had eight each.

The Dutchmen scored all five goals in the first quarter, then after Alvernia got on the board to start the first, the visitors scored the next five and eventually carried a 10-2 lead into halftime. Five more LVC goals came in the third quarter, and Ty Fosnacht and Lubawksi teamed up for two each in the fourth to finish the 19-5 win.

Mike Moll and Kevin Krasley split halves, with Moll stopping two shots in the win and Krasley making seven saves. Brandon Weaver had 24 saves in the loss.

LVC will host Messiah on Saturday for the first annual Crosse Out Cancer Game.


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