Widener Uses 8-Goal Run to Down Lycoming

CHESTER, Pa. An eight-goal run between the second and third quarters helped Widener take control and hold on for a 12-3 win over Lycoming in Commonwealth Conference action at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium on Saturday, April 12.

Junior Christian Jacobs (Gwynn Oak, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) led the Warriors (6-7 overall, 4-2 Commonwealth), as he dropped in two goals.

The Pride (7-4 overall, 5-0 Commonwealth) took a 1-0 lead in the first quarter, but Lycoming fought back to tie it up, with senior Matt McCaffer (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) finding the back of the net on a pass from junior Sean Reilly (Corning, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West) with 8:49 left.

The Pride responded less than a minute later with a goal and scored three more times to take a 5-1 lead into halftime. After the break, the Pride's Tyler Schulte scored 11 seconds into the third to start another four goal run that gave Lycoming a 9-1 lead before Jacobs scored with 4:34 left in the third to make it a seven-goal deficit, the closest the Warriors' could get the rest of the way.

In net, junior Alex Wylly (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) (6-7) was outstanding for the Warriors, stopping 18 shots to lead the Warriors. Junior Thomas Hanson (Tucson, Ariz./Catalina Foothills) led the team defensively, picking up two ground balls and causing one turnover.

Widener was led by four goals from Tyler Schulte and three goals from Marc La Vine. Tim Taylore added two goals and four assists and Robert Clemens posted a goal and four assists. In net, Mac Nestler (7-4) earned the win after making three saves in 53 minutes. Trevor Alspach and Timothy Winslow led the team with seven ground balls.

The Warriors get back on the field on Thursday, April 17, when they host Albright in a key 4:00 p.m. Commonwealth Conference clash at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.


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