Dylan Abplanalp Sets School Record in 12-2 Win

Dylan Abplanalp Sets School Record in 12-2 Win

Junior Dylan Abplanalp set the school record for career saves with his first save of the game Saturday afternoon and finished with nine stops as the Susquehanna University Men's Lacrosse team posted a 12-2 win over Marymount University in a non-conference game at Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Virginia.

Abplanalp needed just one save to tie the school record of 386 career saves set by Dan Kotch who played in 2004 and 2005. After stopping a Marymount shot at the 5:01 mark of the first quarter, Abplanalp had a share of the record. Another save with six seconds left in the period gave him sole possession of the record.

Susquehanna (4-4) scored the first 11 goals of the game and Marymount (2-6) was held scoreless until the 10:42 mark of the fourth quarter.

Jake Smolokoff and Jack Donnelly each scored in the first quarter to give the River Hawks a 2-0 lead.

Smolokoff started a late-quarter run for Susquehanna with a man-up goal at the 5:11 mark of the second period and Colton Dick added a goal 21 second later to run the lead to 4-0.

Preston Ouellette scored twice in the final three minutes of the first half as Susquehanna took a 6-0 lead into the break.

In the third quarter, Dick added two  ore goals and Smolokoff notched his third of the game as the River Hawks surged ahead 9-0.

Andrew Porzio and Louis Pillari each scored to start the final quarter. Marymount scored two of the final three goals including one with 17 seconds left for the final margin of victory.

Smolokoff and Dick each finished with three goals and an assist while Ouellette had two goals and two assists and Porzio added a goal and three assists to lead the offense.

Pierce Mead, Jake Fox and Alex Weightman had four groundballs each and Weightman added a team leading six caused turnovers. Abplanalp made nine saves  while Josh Weaver and Jonathan Pierce combined to make five saves in the final 10 minutes of the game.

Susquehanna returns to action Wednesday with a 4 p.m. game at Bryn Athyn.