March 28: Susquehanna 8, Moravian 14
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Senior midfielder Greg Norris (St.
Catharines, Ontario/Denis Morris) scored the first, fourth and
final Crusaders goals of the game; however, Susquehanna University
fell to visiting Moravian College, 14-8, in a Landmark Conference
game at Sassafras Fields on March 28.
Trailing by one, Norris knotted the game before the Greyhounds went on a six-goal streak to take a commanding 7-1 lead at the end of the first period.
Merely 14 seconds into the second stint of play, junior attack Joshua Rivet (Lewiston, Maine/Lewiston) scored a man-up goal on an assist from freshman midfielder Matt Weiner (Bound Brook, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan Regional) to tip-off a five-goal second quarter comeback that put the Crusaders back within striking distance.
Freshman attack Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison) was next to score for the Orange and Maroon on a Norris feed. Norris then put the game at 7-4 when he was unassisted on a goal with 9 minutes, 26 seconds of play remaining in the first half.
Susquehanna continued its scoring stretch when freshman attack Dustin Breakey (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) netted a goal on an assist from senior midfielder Brett Brown (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth), and junior midfielder Fred Morse (Rochester, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland) found the back of the goal to bring the game within one.
Unfortunately, that was as close as the home-field team would get. Moravian scored the final goal of the half with 25 seconds lingering on the clock to lead 8-6 at the break.
Ten minutes ticked off the clock in the third period before the score would budge. The Greyhounds scored three in a row, and Susquehanna answered with back-to-back goals, bringing the score to 11-8.
Brown netted the first on a pass from Norris before Norris would conclude all scoring for the Crusaders on a feed from Brown.
The Greyhounds closed out the game with three goals to take home a 14-8 win.
Winning 14 of 22 faceoffs, sophomore midfielder Ryan Oakes (North Yarmouth, Maine/Cheverus) scooped up a game-high 12 groundballs, while junior defender Eric Burkhard (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) added six.
Freshman Bill Davis (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) suffered the loss for the Crusaders, making one stop in 21:08 of play. Freshman Anthony Maiorella (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) made six saves in 34:44 in goal and freshman Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa./Lower Merion) was not forced to make a save in the final four minutes of play.