Goucher Rallies to Hold off Crusaders

Goucher Rallies to Hold off Crusaders

Box Score

TOWSON, Md. – The Susquehanna men's lacrosse team turned what had been a four-goal deficit into a tie game heading in the fourth quarter against defending Landmark champion Goucher, but four fourth-quarter goals from the Gophers resulted in a 10-6 SU loss.

The Crusaders (4-3, 0-1), exploded for five third-quarter goals, including two from SU's leading scorer freshman Pat Brogan (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield), but Goucher (7-4, 1-0) scored four unanswered goals of its own in the final quarter to come away with the win.

Brogan was one of five players to score for Susquehanna. Junior Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison) added one goal and a game-high two assists to lead the team with three points on the afternoon.

Junior goalie Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa./Lower Merion) had one of the busier days of his collegiate career as he racked up an impressive 25 saves against a team that out-shot SU by a 56-29 margin. Eleven of Daney's saves came in the fourth quarter as the Gophers fired off 19 of their 56 shots.

Goucher opened the game with two goals in the first eight minutes before Dustin Breakey's (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) score with 6:35 on the clock put SU on the board. The Gophers' Matt Lynch scored a goal with one second remaining in the opening quarter to make it 3-1.

Just one goal was scored in the second quarter which came from Goucher's Rory Averett, and Susquehanna went into halftime down 4-1.

An early third-quarter goal by the Gophers put SU in a four-goal deficit (5-1) but the momentum quickly shifted when the Crusaders netted four goals in a five-minute span to quickly knot the game at five-all.

Both teams added one more goal apiece in that third quarter to keep it tied at six with one quarter to play.

Unfortunately, the Gophers' offense hit its stride, scoring four unanswered goals in just over six minutes to take a 10-6 lead. Their defense, meanwhile, held Susquehanna scoreless for those final 15 minutes to deal SU the loss.

Next game: Wednesday, April 6 at Immaculata – 4 p.m.