IMMACULATA, Pa. – Four first-quarter goals helped lead the Susquehanna's men's lacrosse team to an eventual 10-7 victory at Immaculata University on Wednesday afternoon.
The Crusaders (5-3) used a well-balanced attack and solid defense to grab the road win. Seven different players registered at least one goal, led by Tim Pastore's (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) hat trick. Billy Spack (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) added two goals while Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison) finished with one goal and one assist.
The Crusaders held an advantage in nearly every category, taking 40 shots to the Mighty Macs' 29 and scooping up 46 ground balls to Immaculata's 20. Perhaps the biggest gap came in face-offs, as SU won 17 of the game's 21 face-offs.
Susquehanna starting goalie Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa./Lower Merion) played all but the final 3:22 of the game and finished with eight saves while surrendering just five goals.
Three different Crusaders found the back of the net in the opening quarter, with sophomore Marcus Cheatham's (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola HS) score with 1:56 on the clock marking the final score of the period and making it 4-1 in favor of SU.
The Mighty Macs (4-5) scored just one goal in both the first and second quarters. Pastore and Delavan teamed up to score the final two goals of the opening half and SU took a 6-2 lead into halftime.
Immaculata managed to put three goals on the board in the third quarter while holding SU to only two. However, Spack and Pastore opened the fourth quarter with back-to-back scores less than 30 seconds part to up the Crusaders' lead to five (10-5). SU was able to withstand two Mighty Macs goals in the final 2:20 of the game to grab its fifth victory of the spring.
Next game: Saturday, April 9 vs. Catholic – 1:30 p.m.