Men’s Lacrosse Wins Low Scoring Affair at Lebanon Valley

Men’s Lacrosse Wins Low Scoring Affair at Lebanon Valley

Andrew Porzio scored three times and Alec Tzaneteas scored twice for the Susquehanna University Men's Lacrosse team as the River Hawks defeated Lebanon Valley 7-3 in a low scoring non-conference game at Arnold Field in Annville, Pennsylvania.

After seven minutes of scoreless play, Lebanon Valley (2-2) cracked the scoresheet first with a goal to take the lead. The defense for Susquehanna (3-3) held the Dutchmen scoreless for over the next two quarters and the offense did enough to take control of the game.

Tzaneteas scored first for the River Hawks on an assist from Erik Lanyi with 4:49 remaining in the first quarter. Two minutes later, Porzio scored his first goal of the afternoon to give Susquehanna a lead it would never relinquish.

Tzaneteas scored his second goal of the game with 1:41 remaining in the quarter on an assist from Connor Ward to give the River Hawks a 3-1 lead going into the second quarter.

Almost the entire second quarter went by without a goal, but Susquehanna managed to score twice in the closing minutes while its defense continued to shut down Lebanon Valley.

Porzio netted an unassisted goal with 2:27 remaining in the quarter to extend the River Hawks lead to 4-1 and with seven seconds remaining, Porzio scored again on an assist by Colton Dick to take a 5-1 lead into halftime.

Dylan Abplanalp led the defensive charge in the quarter, making five of his 12 total saves in the period. Abplaalp picked up his 23rd career victory to set the school record for career wins. The previous record was held by Jared Knowlton who posted a 22-10 record from 2012-15.

The third quarter went along similarly to the second, with over nine minutes elapsing before a goal was scored. Chet Morgis scored with 5:49 remaining in the quarter to extend the lead to 6-1, which would turn out to be the Susquehanna's largest lead of the contest.

In the closing minute of the third quarter, the Dutchmen finally got back in the scoring column to cut into the River Hawk lead.

Lebanon Valley scored again a few minutes into the fourth to bring the score to 6-3, but Susquehanna held them in check for the rest of the game.

Dick scored the final goal for the River Hawks on an assist from Jack Donnelly, to cap off a 7-3 victory.

Susquehanna won 12 of 14 face-offs with Pierce Mead picking up a team-leading five groundballs. The River Hawks caused 11 turnovers with Alex Weightman leading the way with three.

The River Hawks travel to York College for their next contest at 1 p.m. Saturday.