Elizabethtown Uses Strong Second Half to Take Down Crusaders

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. – With the game tied at one and just 25 minutes remaining, the Susquehanna men’s soccer team fell victim to three late Elizabethtown goals over a 16-minute span to lose 4-1 in Elizabethtown. Two of those goals came just four minutes apart.

Andrew Murphy (Natick, Mass./Natick), who accounted for SU’s lone goal, led the team with two of the squad’s six shots. He was the only player to take more than one shot in the game as the Crusaders (7-8-1) were out-shot by a 14-6 margin.

The Blue Jays (10-5) were able to strike first when, less than 16 minutes into the game, Geoff Cochran directed a Tyler Norton pass into the lower left corner of the net past goalie Pat Horan (Sutton, Mass./Worcester Academy) for a 1-0 score.

Less than 20 minutes later Murphy came through with a game-tying goal courtesy of a penalty kick with 34:27 on the clock. The score stood 1-1 at halftime thanks in part to a Horan save with two seconds left in the period.

For the first 25 minutes of the second half, it stood 1-1 until Elizabethtown’s Eric Borkowicz headed the ball into the Susquehanna net, putting SU in a 2-1 hole with 20 minutes to play.

The Crusaders managed only one shot over the final 25 minutes of action while the Blue Jays tacked on two insurance goals with less than eight minutes to play to secure the 3-1 victory over SU.

SU plays its regular season finale on Saturday with a 1 p.m. home game against Landmark Conference opponent Moravian with postseason spots still up for grabs.

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