Eastern wins MAC lacrosse title
Chris Farrar got the ball behind the net and swooped in front for a wrap-around goal in overtime to give Eastern the Middle Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse championship in a 12-11 thriller over Widener on Saturday.
got the ball behind the net and swooped in front for a wrap-around goal in overtime to give Eastern the Middle Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse championship in a 12-11 thriller over Widener on Saturday.
Widener took an 11-10 lead with 7 minutes, 41 seconds left in regulation when Johnny Casey (Abington) fired one home off the fifth assist of the day from Robert Clemens (Sun Valley).
Eastern had possession with two minutes left in regulation and called timeout looking for the tie. Will Johnson got a great look and blasted one home with 60 seconds left to send the game to overtime.
The Eagles (13-4), winners of the Freedom Conference, earned the MAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament behind three goals from Johnson.
Widener (9-8), champions of the Commonwealth Conference, had a seven-game winning streak snapped. Josh Fox (Lower Merion), who had a point in every game this year, scored his seventh hat trick.
Mike Melnychenko had four goals as Chestnut Hill (8-6, 4-6 East Coast Conference) beat visiting C.W. Post (6-6, 4-6).
SOFTBALL: Melissa Ruf (Kennett), went 4 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs as St. Joseph's (20-27-1, 9-10-1) capped the Atlantic Ten regular season with a 10-2 victory over St. Bonaventure (17-25, 6-12) in five innings at Merion Station to earn a spot in the conference tournament.
Megan Hodgson (Owen J. Roberts) homered and drove in five runs to lead La Salle (9-38, 3-15 A-10) past visiting Rhode Island (13-32-1, 3-14-1) for a series sweep.
BASEBALL: Conor Kerins (Monsignor Bonner) and Kyle Weary combined on a two-hit shutout and Josh Heyne tripled and homered as West Chester won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference baseball tournament with an 8-0 victory over Kutztown at Pullman Park in Butler, Pa.
West Chester (38-10) won seventh conference crown and a bid to the NCAA Division II tournament.
Kutztown finished (35-17).
Matt Liscovitz drove in three runs to lead Haverford (22-17) past Johns Hopkins, 10-8, in Baltimore and into the Centennial Conference finals.
Alex Pracher (Cherokee) struck out 10 in a two-hit shutout and Anthony Cirillo (Christian Brothers Academy) hit a pair of sacrifice flies to lead St. Joseph's (21-24, 11-5 A-10) past George Washington (17-30, 3-14) by a 4-0 score in Merion Station.
Ryan Donahue allowed just one earned run over 51/3 innings as La Salle beat Xavier, 3-1, at Hank DeVincent Field.
Zach Feierstein and Kevin Baron each had a pair of hits for the Explorers (18-27, 5-12 Atlantic Ten). The Musketeers fell to (23-25,9-8).
TRACK AND FIELD: Rowan's women's team won the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship in Stockton.
Rowan scored 203.50 points and broke College of New Jersey's steak of 19 straight NJAC championships.
Melirah Searcy won the 400 meters with a school record time of 57.59, and finished second (1:04.54) in the 400- meter hurdles.
Jenn Rawls (Highland) won the 5,000 meters in 17:40.01. Vanessa Wright (Haddonfield) was first (39:21.69) in the 10,000 meters. Magan Kustera (West Deptford) and Sam Kamper were first (5-4.25) and second (50.25) in the high jump, respectively. Emily Spieker (Cherokee) won the hammer throw with a distance of 127-11, and Melissa Lake (Cherokee) won the javelin with a throw of 130-3.