Porzio and Smolokoff Propel Men’s Lacrosse Past King’s

Porzio and Smolokoff Propel Men’s Lacrosse Past King’s

Andrew Porzio and Jake Smolokoff netted four goals each and freshman Colton Dick had eight assists as Susquehanna powered past King's College 17-6 Saturday afternoon in a non-conference game on Sassafras Field in Selinsgrove.

Susquehanna (1-2) got off to a strong start, with Smolokoff scoring on an assist from Dick just 1:38 into the game. Smolokoff added another goal a few minutes later to give the River Hawks a 2-0 lead.

After King's (0-1) scored its first goal of the game, the River Hawks answered with three straight goals to end the quarter. All three were assisted by Dick. The goals were scored by Porzio, Alec Tzaneteas, and Smolokoff.

Smolokoff had three goals and Dick had four assists in the quarter.

Porzio scored just over a minute into the second quarter to extend the lead to 6-1. Following a second goal by King's, Jack Donnelly and Smolokoff scored within two minutes of each other to extend the Susquehanna lead to 8-2.

After another goal by King's, Ryan Bucher, Connor Ward, and Jack Harper all scored in succession to bring the lead to 11-3 before King's scored in the final seconds of the half. Susquehanna took an 11-4 lead into the halftime intermission.

The River Hawks dominated the third quarter by not surrendering a goal for the entire period and scoring four of their own. Andrew Porzio scored the first two, both on assists from Dick. Jack DiGregorio would then score a goal less than a minute after Porzio. Preston Oullette would score the final goal of the quarter.

Leading 15-4 going into the final quarter, Susquehanna surrendered two goals before bouncing back with two of its own to end the day. Oullette scored his second goal of the day and Kyle Watts added a goal late for the River Hawks.

Susquehanna out shot Kings College 27-15. Dylan Abplanalp had six saves in 45 minutes. Tyler Gross and Josh Weaver split time in net over the final quarter and combined for three saves.

Travis Yaga lad five groundballs and Dan Murphy registered three caused turnovers for the defense. Bucher won nine of his 11 face-offs as Susquehanna won 17 on the day.

The River Hawks will play their third straight home contest against Franklin & Marshall with a 4 p.m. contest Wednesday on Sassafras Field.