April 17, 2010
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's Sean Evans and Kyle Williams sparked a fourth quarter 7-1 run to lead the men's lacrosse team to a 10-7 victory over Detroit in Saturday afternoon's Senior Day at Finnesey Field.
Artie Marrapese opened scoring in the first quarter with a man-up goal three minutes in before the Titans scored two, making it 2-1 with 10:38 remaining in the frame.
The teams battled for a scoreless seven minutes before Evans, Joey D'Avanzo, and Williams struck for a 4-2 score at the end of the first quarter.
The Hawks went scoreless in the second and third periods while the Titans scored three goals in the span and added another 1:51 into the fourth to take a shortlived, 6-4, lead as SJU's 7-1 run began nearly two minutes later.
Williams sent a pass in to Evans who netted a goal a the 11:22 mark and three minutes later Steve Dunn knotted the game at 6-6. Williams netted the game-winner at 6:48 and 14 seconds later Evans put the Hawks up by two, but Detroit retaliated just eight seconds later to make it 8-7.
With just under five minutes to go D'Avanzo then curled around the net and snuck one past Detroit goalkeeper and Scott Cullinan found the back of the net at 3:53 with a pass from Evans. The Hawks were able to maintain possession through the final minutes for a 10-7 final.
Evans finished with three goals and an assist while Williams tallied two each in goals and assists. D'Avanzo scored two while Marrapese added a goal and two assists on the afternoon.
Hawks goalkeeper, Griffin Ferrigan made 15 saves in net for the Hawks, six of which came in the fourth quarter.
The Hawks (2-10, 2-3) host Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday at Finnesey Field. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.
Saint Joseph's honored seven graduating seniors in today's game - Joey D'Avanzo (Rockville, Md./Gonzaga), Geoff DeSoye (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y./Fordham Prep), Sean Evans (West Chester, Pa./Henderson), Charlie Gorman (Chevy Chase, Md./Gonzaga), Dan Marroccoli (Kinnelon, N.J./Don Bosco Prep), Peter Slowik (Lafayette, N.Y./Bishop Ludden), and Chase Stewart (Springfield, Pa./Springfield).