Albright Rallies to Top Lebanon Valley

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Both teams pulled off four-goal runs in the second half, but it was Albright that had the upper hand in the fourth quarter to win, 10-7, Monday night at Arnold Field.

The game was a continuation of a suspended meeting on April 10 that was stopped after a half due to a severe thunderstorm. The Dutchmen (8-5, 3-3 CC) had trailed 5-3 to the Lions (12-2, 6-1 CC) at that time.

The loss means LVC will need to win out over Lycoming and Elizabethtown this week - or get some help elsewhere - to ensure they qualify for the Commonwealth Conference tournament. LVC visits Lycoming Wednesday before hosting E-town on Saturday in the regular-season finale.

In the first half, LVC had taken a 2-0 lead on goals by Andrew Dennison and Alex beard, but Albright scored four straight to take a 4-2 lead before Klayton Garman and Kyle McCabe traded strikes to end the first half at 5-3. The rain and lightning then came, postponing the conclusion for 12 days.

When the game picked up Monday, Matt Lomady opened things up for Albright, but the momentum quickly turned LVC's way. Dennison notched his second of the game midway through the third quarter, and Jordan Mayr hit on the run from defender Ian Repko two minutes later to cut Albright's lead to a goal. Alex Beard scored off Klayton Garman with 2:03 left to tie it at 6-6, and the game entered the fourth quarter all square.

LVC retook the lead just 35 seconds in the period when Repko scored his first career goal on a clearance. Unfortunately for the Dutchmen, that would be their final goal as Albright rallied for four in a row by Ryan Turner, Phil Potter, McCabe, and Lomady, to end the game despite 11 fourth-quarter shots by LVC.

Jordan DiZenzo made five of his 12 saves in the fourth to win, while Mike Moll had 10 stops. Ryan Lanigan had a standout defensive game for LVC, causing six turnovers and picking up nine ground balls. Repko added three CTs to his goal and assist. Albright led 14-7 on face-offs and 33-31 on shots.

2013-04-22



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