May 11, 2011

Union Trips Nazareth, Rest of Seeds Hold in Men's D-III Tourney First Round

from staff reports

Widener isn't known for its offense, but the Pride needed a whole lot more of it on Wednesday against Cabrini. The Cavaliers scored the most goals on Widener all season in a 16-9 win. Cabrini moves on to face Stevenson on Saturday.
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The 2011 NCAA Division III tournament kicked off on the men's side on Wednesday with 10 games, which will narrow the 26-team field down to 16 by the end of the day. Here are the results and box scores from each contest.

Gettysburg 8, Scranton 3

The 12th-ranked Bullets scored the last five goals of the game and J.T. McCook made 12 saves, helping Gettysburg shake off a slow start and down the Royals. Hank Janczyk's squad will now face Roanoke in the second round. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Union 15, Nazareth 7

Ted McKenna scored a game-high five goals, helping Union race out to a 7-2 lead after one quarter of play and coast home for the first NCAA victory in school history. "It was a great effort by the kids for being the first time in the tournament," said Union head coach Paul Wehrum. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Denison 7, Ohio Wesleyan 6

Tanner Smith scored with 1:17 left to go in the game to crack a 6-6 tie and send Denison to the next round. The Big Red runs their winning streak against the Battling Bishops to six and earns a date with undefeated RIT in the second round on Saturday. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Middlebury 24, Castleton 7

Andrew Conner scored five goals while David Hild had three goals and four assists, helping Middlebury rock Castleton in a Vermont match-up. After falling behind 2-0 to start the game, the Panthers answered with eight straight to end the first quarter and coast home. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Amherst 12, Keene State 8

Evan Redwood scored a game-high four goals, helping Amherst win its first-ever NCAA tournament game. Rookie Devin Action added a game-high five points, as the Lord Jeffs broke open a tight game in the second half and earned a rematch with Middlebury. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Endicott 6, Springfield 5

Mike Klein made 12 saves, including nine in the first half, while midfielder Chris Cotter scored three goals, including the eventual game-winner at the start of the fourth quarter to help the Gulls squeak out a close on. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Cabrini 16, Widener 9

Dan Terenick scored four goals and set up a fifth, helping Cabrini score the most goals on Widener this season. The Cavaliers earn the right to face the South's top seed, Stevenson, in the second round -- a team that beat Cabrini, 19-9, last year in the tourney. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Wittenberg 8, Adrian 7 (ot)

Matt Lord scored with 2:06 left in the extra session to lift Wittenberg over upstart Adrian. Lord finished with four goals for the Tigers while Matt Neal made 17 saves for the Bulldogs. Wittenberg heads to Dickinson for a second-round match-up. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Stevens 9, Montclair State 7

The Ducks took a 3-1 lead after one quarter and that proved to be the difference as unranked Montclair State made No. 8 Stevens work to advance. Three different players scored two goals for the Ducks, lead by Chris Lauritas' two goals and two assists. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Roanoke 25, Colorado College 5

Richard Lachlan scored eight goals and Jeff Keating added four goals and four assists, helping the Maroons rout previously undefeated Colorado College. A nine-goal second quarter broke open a 5-2 game, sending the Maroons toward a date with Gettysburg on Saturday. RECAP | BOX SCORE



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