Lightning Delays Could Not Stop Men’s Lacrosse

Lightning Delays Could Not Stop Men’s Lacrosse

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Multiple lightning delays could not damper Susquehanna men's lacrosse as SU gave Rhodes College the team's first loss of the season, 14-6.

Chet McLaughlin and Jake Calder led the Crusaders in goals with three each while Greg Rabiecki scored two goals and six other players contributed one goal each.

Susquehanna out-shot Rhodes 33-25 while goalie Dylan Abplanalp made 11 saves. Jake Purnell and Pierce Mead tallied seven and five ground balls, respectively.

The Crusaders (5-1) scored less than two minutes into the game on a Rabiecki goal. Rhodes (7-1) answered with a goal of its own at the 9:35 mark to tie the game at one. SU took a one goal lead (2-1) on a James Harabedian goal with 6:16 remaining in the half and neither team scored as the clock ran down.

The Lynx scored a minute into the second half to tie the game at two but 36 seconds later, at the 13:26 mark, a goal from Calder gave the Crusaders the 3-2 lead. Calder followed up his goal with another at the 11:35 mark to give SU a 4-2 lead.

The remainder of the half saw both team trading goals with Rabiecki scoring Susquehanna's last goal of the half with 7:13 on the clock to lead by two (6-4). Rhodes cut the lead in half (6-5) with 1:03 remaining in the half.

The Crusaders increased their lead to five (10-5) in the third quarter when they scored four unanswered goals.

McLaughlin scored the first goal of the fourth quarter with 10:55 on the clock to increase SU's lead (11-5). Rhodes answered with a goal (11-6) at the 8:51 mark but it would be the last goal of the game for the Lynx as the Crusaders scored the last three goals of the game to win 14-6.

Susquehanna returns to action on Wednesday, March 16 when the team hosts Wilkes for a 4:00 p.m. game.