SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Nearly two and a half hours of lightning delays did not put a damper on the Susquehanna men's lacrosse team as the squad won its home opener 12-7 against Muhlenberg to improve to 2-0 on the season.
In the first quarter, SU struck first by scoring two goals in less than two minutes. The first came from Tzaneteas at the 14:12 mark and the second came from Reardon with 12:32 on the clock. Muhlenberg (0-1) answered with five of its own goals to take a 5-2 lead into the second quarter.
Calder scored 16 seconds into the second quarter to bring SU within two. Another goal by Calder with 5:22 on the clock pulled the Crusaders within one (5-4) but with 2:50 remaining in the half, the Mules scored to take a two goal lead (6-4). Tzaneteas scored with at the 1:51 mark to send SU into the half down by one (6-5).
Susquehanna's defense held Muhlenberg to only one more goal for the remainder of the game and the Crusaders out-scored the Mules 7-1 over the last two quarters to earn the 12-7 win.
SU returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 27 when the team hosts King's College (Pa.) for a 1:00 p.m. game.