TOWSON, Md. – The Susquehanna men’s lacrosse team could not come up with enough offense to defeat Goucher, falling 10-2 on Friday evening in Towson despite holding the Gophers to just three second-half scores.
SU (7-4, 2-1) suffered its first Landmark Conference loss of the season while also seeing its three-game win streak come to an end.
Greg Rabiecki (Maplewood, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep) and John Kerrigan (Maple Glen, Pa./La Salle College HS) provided the only offense for a team that was out-shot by a 37-22 margin and won only three of 16 face-offs. Will Torrence (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) got the start in goal and played 52-plus minutes over two different stints in the game. He finished with 13 saves.
Goucher (4-6, 3-0) was able to put two goals on the scoreboard within the first five minutes of play and ultimately headed into the second quarter with a 2-0 lead.
The game was really decided in the second quarter when the Gophers broke out for five goals while preventing the Crusaders from finding the back of the net themselves. The final score of the half came with 1:12 on the clock and made it a 7-0 game at halftime.
Two-and-a-half minutes into the third quarter, Kerrigan finally got SU on the board with a goal off an Austen Lein (New Vernon, N.J./Madison) assist to make it 7-1. Unfortunately Goucher countered with another goal to keep it a seven-goal margin (8-1).
Goucher netted two of the three fourth-quarter goals with Rabiecki’s score – the first of his collegiate career – sandwiched between two Gopher goals for the final score of 10-2.
The Crusaders return home on Aug. 6 to host conference opponent Washington & Jefferson at 1 p.m.
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