SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna's men's lacrosse team dropped to Landmark Conference foe #19 Goucher 9-5 on Saturday afternoon at Sassafras Field.
The Gophers (10-1, 3-0) scored quickly in the first quarter before SU (5-6, 1-2) tied the game at 1-1 after Dustin Breakey (Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Cumberland Valley) fired home a goal assisted by John Kerrigan (Maple Glen, Pa. / La Salle College H.S.).
Goucher scored two goals to open up the second quarter before Matt Brady (Charlotte, N.C. / Providence) found Austen Lein (New Vernon, N.J. / Madison) who scored to cut the deficit to 4-3 with 9:44 remaining until halftime.
The Gophers answered with three more goals, including two of the man-up variety, to jump ahead to a 7-3 halftime edge. Goucher outshot SU 23-9 in the opening half.
In the third quarter, Breakey scored off an assist from Lein to trim the Goucher lead to 7-4 at 10:25. After a man-down goal from the Gophers, Spack scored another from Pete Doelp (Essex Falls, N.J. / West Essex) to get within three (8-5) with 1:23 left in the third.
The fourth quarter was filled with seven penalties as SU committed three and Goucher four. The only goal came at 8:26 as the Gophers went up 9-5 and went on to win.
Breakey and Spack both finished with two goals apiece. Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa. / Lower Merion) and Will Torrence (Wallingford, Pa. /Strath Haven) both recorded four saves each between the pipes for SU.
The Orange and Maroon will look to get on the winning track as they travel to conference foe Washington & Jefferson on Friday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m.