March 7, 2009

March 7: Susquehanna 4, Christopher Newport 8

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Susquehanna University's freshman attack Billy Spack (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) notched two goals and one assist, but visiting Susquehanna lost to Christopher Newport University, 8-4, in a non-conference game at Captains Field on March 7.

Spack's goals came back-to-back late in the second quarter, but they were too little too late for the Crusaders (1-2 overall), which still trailed, 6-3, following the two scores. Christopher Newport (3-1 overall) scored the game's first five goals, all in the first quarter.

Both teams scored a goal each in the third quarter to keep the difference at three. CNU scored again in the fourth quarter for the final score.

Also notching goals for SU were freshman midfielder Matt Weiner (Bound Brook, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan Regional) and senior midfielder Greg Norris (St. Catharines, Ontario/Denis Morris). Norris now has 99 career points. Junior midfielder John D'Anna [Fayetteville, N.Y./Spring-Ford Area (Pa.)] and freshman attack Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison) both had one assist.

Sophomore midfielder Ryan Oakes (North Yarmouth, Maine/Cheverus) won a game-high nine faceoffs on 15 attempts for the Crusaders and scooped up a team-high six ground balls. Junior midfielder Tom Jakubowski (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford Area) collected four ground balls.

Freshman Bill Davis (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) made two saves in 30 minutes but took the loss in goal. Freshman Anthony Maiorella (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) made a team-high three saves while rotating with a third SU goalkeeper in the second half.

Susquehanna held the advantage in ground balls, 32-27. Neither SU (0-for-1) nor CNU (0-for-4) could score during man-up play.