Crazy Eight(een)s for SU
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Susquehanna men's lacrosse team started its spring break trip with a bang, racking up 18 goals in an 18-3 win over Oglethorpe on Tuesday afternoon.
Fourteen different players got in on the scoring action for SU (2-2), which has now won back-to-back games. Six players also chipped in at least one assist with Dustin Breakey (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) finishing the afternoon with one goal and a game-high four assists.
Trey Koch (Baldwin, Md./Boys' Latin), Conor Boyland (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central), Tim Pastore (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) and Joel Murphy (Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian Brothers) all had two goals apiece while Koch also contributed two assists for a six-point game.
As a team, the Crusaders out-shot Oglethorpe (0-3) by a 39-10 margin and committed just 16 turnovers to Oglethorpe's 28.
SU also dominated on face-offs, winning 15 of 23, led by 10 wins from Trae Humphreys (Wilmington, Del./Sanford).
Goalie Jared Knowlton (North Salem, N.J./Kent School) played the first three quarters and surrendered only three goals while notching three saves. He then gave way to Gannon Meister (Kennett Square, Pa./Kennett Square) for the final quarter.
The Crusaders scored the first five goals of the game, all of which came in the first quarter, with scores from five different players.
SU gave up an early second-quarter goal but put four more goals of its own on the board to hold a 9-1 lead at halftime.
Susquehanna netted the final two goals of the third quarter and led by 11 (14-3) heading into the final 15 minutes of action. During those final 15 minutes, the Crusaders blanked Oglethorpe and added to their lead thanks to four goals, two of which came from Conor Boyland.
SU continues its trip on Mar. 10 with a 12 p.m. game against Wittenberg in Clearwater, Fla.