Albright Surges in 2nd Half to Beat Lycoming

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Senior Matt McCaffer (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) became the 10th player in school history to reach 100 career goals to lead Lycoming, but Albright scored 10 goals in the second half to post a 14-6 Commonwealth Conference win at the Shangraw Athletic Complex on Thursday afternoon, April 17.

McCaffer, who also became just the third player in school history to post two 40-goal seasons as well as posting his 100th career goal with his first score, a man-up goal with 8:13 left in the first quarter. He added two more goals in the contest for his 10th hat trick of the season.

Junior Sean Reilly (Corning, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West) and senior Ben Adrian (Dallas, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) each added a goal and an assist. Junior Thomas Hanson (Tucson, Ariz./Catalina Foothills) added five ground balls and two caused turnovers and freshman Kyle Armstrong (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) also posted two caused turnovers.

McCaffer's goal got the Warriors (6-8 overall, 4-3 Commonwealth) on the board in the first quarter, but Albright (8-4 overall, 4-2 Commonwealth) scored the next four goals. Adrian rolled around the right side of the net in the second quarter, though, and he dropped a shot into the left corner to help the Warriors cut the Albright lead to two goals, where it stayed until halftime.

In the third quarter, the Lions and Warriors alternated goals before Albright broke open the game by scoring eight of the next nine goals to take a 13-4 lead. McCaffer scored with a leaping shot with 5:38 left to stop the Albright run and added one more score with 1:23 left to make up the final margin of eight goals.

Cam Cetrone led the Lions with three goals and two assists and Ryan Turner also added three goals. Matthew Lomady posted two goals and an assist and Phil Potter posted a goal and three assists. Darian Meador won 18 of 23 faceoffs and picked up 13 ground balls. Sean Cunningham caused three turnovers.

In net, junior Alex Wylly (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) (6-8) stopped 11 shots for the Warriors and Jordan DiZenzo (8-4) stopped four for the Lions.

The Warriors wrap up the regular season on Saturday, April 26, when they face No. 2 Stevenson in Commonwealth Conference action at the Shangraw Athletic Complex at 1:00 p.m. At halftime of the game, the Warriors will honor the men's lacrosse program's nine MAC Century Team honorees.

2014-04-17



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