Road Setback for SU Men’s Lacrosse

Photo by D. Fickett
Photo by D. Fickett

ST. DAVIDS, Pa. – Despite scoring five of its seven goals in the second half, it was not enough to propel the Susquehanna men's lacrosse team past Eastern as SU fell 18-7.

The Crusaders (6-3) went into halftime trailing 9-2 but came out of halftime and scored four goals in the third quarter. Unfortunately, Eastern scored four goals in that period, as well, and netted five in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Andrew Porzio led SU with three goals while Adam Fox added two. Fox also finished with two assists for a four-point afternoon.

Freshman goalie Dylan Abplanalp played 50 of the 60 minutes and had 12 saves. Classmate Coleman Dieffenbach had one save in his 10 minutes of work.

The Eagles (4-4) had 41 shots to SU's 20 and put 31 of those shots on goal.

Eastern scored the first two goals of the game but SU responded by accounting for two of the final three goals of the opening quarter to make it 3-2 in favor of the Eagles after 15 minutes of play.

Six Eastern goals marked the only scoring of the second quarter and gave the Eagles a 9-2 advantage at the midway point of the game.

Porzio scored two of his three goals in the third quarter and Kevin Flatley's goal with 27 seconds left in the period made it 13-6 heading into the final quarter of play. Unfortunately, Eastern out-scored SU 5-1 over the remaining 15 minutes to pull away for the 18-7 victory.

Susquehanna is back in action Friday, March 25 when SU faces Landmark opponent Drew at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field at 7 p.m.