Susquehanna Triumphs at GMC for Fourth Straight Win

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. - Susquehanna University's sophomore midfielder Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison) scored two goals, including the game-winner, and assisted on another to help lead visiting Susquehanna to a 65 non-conference men's lacrosse win at GMC Athletic Complex on March 13.

SU (41 overall) won its fourth straight game and ended a four-game winning streak by Gwynedd-Mercy (41 overall).

Susquehanna led, 54, heading into the fourth quarter before the Griffins tied the game with exactly 10 minutes left. Delavan answered that with a man-up goal just 1 minute, 2 seconds later off an assist from sophomore midfielder Billy Spack (Arlington, Va., Yorktown) for the game's final tally.

The Crusaders' last three goals came during man-up opportunities. SU finished the game 3 for 4 in those situations, while Gwynedd-Mercy was 0 for 1.

Like Delavan, Spack and sophomore attack Tim Pastore (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) both notched two goals and an assist in this game for the Crusaders.

Freshman attack Sean Ledwick (Weston, Conn./Weston) assisted on Delavan's first goal to open the scoring with nine minutes left in the first quarter.

The Griffins scored the next three goals to end the first, but SU answered with goals from Pastore, Spack and Pastore again to close the second period with a 43 Crusaders lead. Pastore assisted on Spack's first goal, and Delavan assisted on the second Pastore marker.

Gwynedd-Mercy scored first in the second half to tie the game at 4, but SU answered again, getting another goal from Spack-off an assist from freshman midfielder Tylere Fritts (Chatham, N.J./Chatham HS)-to set the stage for the fourth quarter.

Susquehanna's junior midfielder Ryan Oakes (North Yarmouth, Maine/Cheverus) led all players with nine faceoffs wins and collected a game-high-tying four ground balls. Junior defender Jimmy Warburton (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and freshman midfielder Marcus Cheatham (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola HS) both collected four ground balls for the Crusaders as well.

Sophomore Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa./Lower Merion) earned the win in goal, making five saves in all 60 minutes, including two in the fourth quarter to protect the final lead.

Next Game for Susquehanna: Wednesday, March 17, vs. Franklin & Marshall (non-conference game), 4:00 p.m.

2010-03-13



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