Men’s Lax Clicks on All Cylinders in Win at W&J
WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Susquehanna men’s lacrosse team held Landmark Conference opponent Washington and Jefferson to a mere four goals as the Crusaders came away with a 12-4 victory on Saturday afternoon.
The four goals allowed matched a season low and SU (7-7, 3-1) has now won four of its last six games.
Three different goalies saw playing time with Jared Knowlton (North Salem, N.Y./Kent School) playing the first 30 minutes and Jonathan Berg (Chester, N.J./Mendham) playing all but the final 45 seconds of the second half. Knowlton had seven saves and gave up just one goal while Berg had four stops.
The Crusaders, who have struggled in the face-off department this season, won 12-of-20 faceoffs and scored on 2-of-4 man-up opportunities. Adam Fox (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) and Austen Lein (New Vernon, N.J./Madison) each netted three goals with Lein also chipping in two assists. Pat Brogan (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) finished with two goals and two assists and Carmen Raroha (Voorhees, N.J./Bishop Eustace) added two goals.
SU out-scored the Presidents (5-9, 0-5) 4-1in the opening half with two of those four goals coming from Lein. Washington & Jefferson did score with 17 seconds left in the half for its first goal of the afternoon.
Fox accounted for the lone second-quarter goal and the Crusaders went into halftime holding on to a 5-1 advantage.
The teams traded goals in the second half with each team finding the back of the net twice. Fox and Greg Budd (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) netted back-to-back goals to make it 7-2 and the quarter ended with Susquehanna still in the lead, 7-3.
The Crusaders accounted for five of the six fourth-quarter goals, including the first three of the period, all from different players. Alec Ramos (Maplewood, N.J./Columbia) capped off the game’s scoring with a man-up goal at the 45-second mark to make it 12-4.
SU returns home to host Scranton on April 17 at 6 p.m. for Senior Night.