Albright's Second-Half Comeback Fells LVC in ECAC Semifinals

READING, Pa. - A four-goal third quarter by Albright proved to be decisive as they won, 13-9, to end Lebanon Valley's season in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Semifinals.

The Dutchmen end the year at 12-7, setting a program record for wins in a season. Lebanon Valley was making its first-ever appearance in the ECAC Tournament.

LVC outshot Albright 50-33 but were frustrated by Jordan DiZenzo's 15-save performance and failed to capitalize on any of their 11 extra-man opportunities. Alex Beard had a hat trick and Malik Pedroso scored twice to end his season with a record 52 goals, 31 assists, and 83 points. Ryan Lanigan set a single-record with seven caused turnovers, finishing the season with 64, also a new standard.

Klayton Garman, Andrew Kruter, Matt Aldridge, and Ian Schmid also had strikes for LVC. Mike Southwich scored four and TJ Holston had three goals and as many assists to pace Albright.

The teams traded leads early on, with LVC going up 2-1 on early goals by Pedroso before a 3-0 run by the Lions (14-4) gave them a 4-2 edge at the end of the first quarter. The Dutchmen opened the second with three straight goals of their own, and Garman and Aldridge ended the half to give LVC a 7-6 advantage.

Albright outscored LVC 4-0 in the third to take a 10-7 lead, and after Schmid stopped the bleeding to open the fourth quarter, goals by Southwick and Ryan Turner put Albright up 12-8. Beard and Justin Brown traded late goals.

Mike Moll had five saves in the loss, setting a new single-season record with 172 stops.


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