Score: Widener 17, Emerson 7
Records: Emerson Lions (1-2) ; Widener Pride (5-0)
Location: Philadelphia, Penn. (Franklin Field)
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
The Lead: Freshman Cameron McNeal (Los Angeles, Calif.) and sophomore Skyler Celotto (Westport, Conn.) potted two goals apiece in the Emerson men's lacrosse team's 17-7 setback to Widener (Pa.) on Wednesday afternoon to wrap its spring break trip.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
McNeal & Celotto: 2 goals
Chandler Day, Alex Hrisanthopoulos & Jack O'Rourke: 1 goal
Perice Eldredge, O'Rourke, Austin Franklin & Hunter Gervais: 1 assist
Hrisanthopoulos & Malcolm McGrath: 5 ground balls
Jiwon Kimm: 5 caused turnovers
Face-offs: Hrisanthopoulos (9-of-24) & James Toomy (1-of-3)
Goalie(s): McGrath (1-2) - 17 goals allowed on 30 shots & 13 saves through 60 minutes
Connor Heisman: 5 goals
John Dunbar: 3 goals
Chad Allison & Nick Diiorio: 2 goals
Paz Gismondi: 4 assists
Tommy Fredericks: 5 ground balls & 2 caused turnovers
Face-offs: Adam Orldrati (5-of-9), Kenneth Watts (10-of-13) & Alex Trottier (1-1)
Goalie: Carter Landry (1-0) - 2 goals allowed on 9 shots & 7 saves through 45 minutes
Andrew Spencer - 3 goals allowed on 5 shots & 2 saves through 10 minutes
Mark Marx - 2 goals allowed on 2 shots through 5 minutes
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Widener outscored Emerson in the first quarter, 5-1, with the Pride's scoring starting on a goal by Gismondi at 12:40 to grab the 1-0 lead before McNeal dropped the tying marker 13 seconds later at 12:27.
- A pair of goals from Dunbar extended Widener's lead up to three and was followed by two more Pride tallies from Timmy Certeza and Heisman as Emerson faced a four-goal deficit entering the second.
- Emerson was only able to find the back of the net one time within the second with Widener once again outscoring the Lions, 5-1.
- The home team put in the first three markers of the quarter to up its advantage to seven (8-1) until Hrisanthopoulos broke up the Widener scoring mix at 2:56 with an unassisted goal with the score at 8-2.
- Back-to-back nets from Heisman within the final 1:24 capped off the first half and brought the score to 10-2.
- Emerson could not find the net at all within the third quarter, which allowed Widener to put in five more goals to push the Lions into a 13-goal deficit. (15-2)
- The Lions offense picked up in the final frame and registered five goals within the quarter with the first coming on a man-up marker by Celotto, his first of the fourth just seven seconds in.
- Day followed Celotto with a goal of his own at 11:29 as the Lions brought the score to 15-4.
- A man-up goal from Austin Novick snapped Emerson's scoring streak at 8:32 (16-4) as the two teams exchanged the next pair of goals with the Lions still down by 12. (17-5)
- Celotto fired in a feed from Franklin at 3:32 for the sixth Lions goal at the 3:32 mark with the seventh and final goal coming from McNeal with 1:06 on the clock.
- Emerson returns home for its first game off of break out at Nichols on Saturday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m.
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