Preston Ouellette scored four goals and Jack Donnelly had two goals and an assist as the Susquehanna University Men's Lacrosse team triumphed over Washington & Jefferson 12-3 at a snowy and windy Friday evening non-conference contest on Sassafras Field in Selinsgrove.
Susquehanna (2-3) got off to a strong start by scoring three times in the first quarter without relinquishing any goals to the Presidents (1-4). Ouellette scored an unassisted goal to start it off for the River Hawks with 8:10 remaining in the first quarter.
Less than three minutes later, Colton Dick scored on an assist from Jack DiGregorio to extend their lead to 2-0. With 3:08 remaining in the quarter, Connor Ward netted a goal on an assist from Jake Smolokoff.
Washington & Jefferson would bounce back in the second quarter with a goal of their own with 12:24 remaining in the half. The River Hawks then answered with another Ouellette goal on another assist from Smolokoff.
After nearly eight minutes of scoreless action, the Presidents scored in the final seconds of the period to close within 4-2 at the half.
The River Hawks opened the second half on a tear, scoring four unanswered goals to gain control of the contest. Just like the first half, Ouellette netted the first goal of the quarter with 14:07 remaining on a third assist from Smolokoff.
Two minutes later, Jack Donnelly put one in the back of the net on an assist from Andrew Pozio. Porzio would then score two goals of his own to give Susquehanna an 8-2 lead with 4:47 remaining in the third quarter.
After a Washington & Jefferson goal, the River Hawks responded with another goal by Ward less than a minute later. Alec Tzaneteas capped off the third quarter scoring on an assist from Donnelly in the final minute. Susquehanna outscored Washington and Jefferson 6-1 in the quarter.
Firmly in the lead, the River Hawks scored two more times in the contest without surrendering a goal to finish the game.
Donnelly scored on an assist from Dick with 4:57 remaining and Ouellette tallied another goal on an assist from Jack Garrity a few minutes later to cement the 12-3 victory for the River Hawks.
Susquehanna won thirteen of eighteen face-offs and took 61 shots compared to the Presidents 14.
Dylan Abplanalp made five saves for the River Hawks before exiting the game late in the 4th quarter.
Susquehanna now hits the road for their next contest against Lebanon Valley on Wednesday at 4 p.m.