April 1, 2006
Villanova, Pa. - (April 1, 2006) - Villanova junior Andy German led the Wildcats with five goals en route to a 15-7 win over the visiting Sacred Heart Pioneers in Colonial Athletic Association men's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats run their conference record to 3-0 while SHU pulls even at 1-1 in the league with the loss.
German recorded the first four goals of the game while the Wildcats ran out to a 5-0 lead before the Pioneers could finally breakthrough offensively with just 40 seconds left in the first half. German buried three in the first quarter and the first of the second while Matt Panneton scored at 2:22 before the half, to give `Nova a 5-0 advantage.
Sacred Heart's Kiel Adams got the Pioneers on the board 40 seconds before the break with a score after a flurry of activity in front of the goal to make it 5-1. The Pioneers got the second half started right with a pair of unassisted goals from senior Matthew Robideau and freshman Bobby Karl to pull within two, 5-3, at 9:27 in the third. Robideau curled around the left side of the goal and Karl scored on a high shot from 23 yards out.
German answered with his fifth goal of the game at 7:42 but SHU junior Peter Greco kept the Pioneers in it with a marker to again cut Sacred Heart's deficit to two goals, 6-4, with 5:28 left. But that would be the last serious threat the Pioneers mounted as Villanova scored the next four straight goals, including two just 10 second apart in the first minute of the fourth quarter to go up 10-4.
Villanova (5-4, 3-0 CAA) out-scored Sacred Heart 7-3 in the last quarter, never letting SHU any closer then within in five scores of the lead. Sacred Heart goalie Jim Millhausen made 22 saves for the Pioneers, a career-high.
Villanova out-shot Sacred Heart 54-25 and won the groundball battle 52-31. The Wildcats also secured 18 of 25 face-offs.
SHU (1-7, 1-1 CAA) is right back in action Wednesday evening when the travel to #4 ranked Hofstra for a 7:30 pm CAA showdown.