Winning Season Comes to a Close for Men’s Lax

Winning Season Comes to a Close for Men’s Lax

Box Score

TOWSON, Md. – The winningest season in Susquehanna men’s lacrosse history came to a close on Wednesday afternoon with SU’s 11-3 semifinal  loss to Goucher in the Landmark Conference Tournament.

The No. 4 seeded Crusaders could not put together enough offense to take down No. 1 Goucher, despite limiting the Gophers to just five first-half goals.

Susquehanna finished its season with an 11-6 record, marking the most wins in program history as the team also made its first-ever appearance in the Landmark Conference Tournament.

SU netted three goals, all from different players, as Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison), Billy Spack (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) and J.B. Montanye (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola HS) provided the scoring.

The Crusaders did hold a 47-39 advantage in groundballs and won a decisive 12-of-17 face-offs, with all 17 taken by senior Ryan Oakes (North Yarmouth, Maine/Cheverus).

Starting goalie Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa./Lower Merion) played the first 33 minutes of the game while Anthony Maiorella (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) played the final 27 minutes for SU with the two combining for 19 saves.

Goucher (11-5) opened the game with four unanswered goals, with two in the opening quarter and two more in the first eight minutes of the second quarter. Spack eventually broke that stretch with a goal at the 5:27 mark of the second quarter to make it 4-1.

The Gophers scored again inside the two-minute mark of the second quarter to take a 5-1 lead at halftime. Unfortunately, they came out of the break and continued to roll offensively, rattling off six straight goals to up their lead to 10-1 with 3:38 remaining in the third quarter.

Delavan and Montanye finally put together back-to-back goals for SU in the final 20 seconds of that third quarter for a 10-3 game, but Goucher held the Crusaders scoreless in the final quarter while tacking on an insurance goal to seal the 11-3 victory.