Susquehanna Notches Landmark Win at Moravian

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Susquehanna University's sophomore attack Dustin Breakey (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) notched a game-high four goals to lead Susquehanna past host Moravian College, 97, in a Landmark Conference men's lacrosse game at Rocco Calvo Field on April 10.

Breakey scored the first SU goal with 13 minutes, 36 seconds left in the second quarter on an assist from sophomore midfielder Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison).

Susquehanna (65, 12 Landmark) fell behind Moravian (19, 03 Landmark), 10, after the first quarter but traded goals for the rest of the first half. The score was tied at 4 at halftime and at 6 after the third period, but SU netted three goals in the final quarter to win the game.

SU's freshman attack Sean Ledwick (Weston, Conn./Weston) scored twice in the game, his first coming at the 8:13 mark of the second period off a pass from freshman midfielder Tylere Fritts (Chatham, N.J./Chatham HS) to tie the game at 2. Ledwick also picked up three ground balls, while Fritts dished out two assists.

Fritts hooked up with Breakey for the third Crusaders goal of the game with 3:51 left in the second quarter. Breakey then finished off a pass from sophomore midfielder Billy Spack (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) with 1:05 left before halftime to end the first-half scoring. Spack also netted a goal in the game.

Breakey and Delavan met up again with 2:22 remaining in the third period to make the score 65 after Moravian had built a two-goal lead. Breakey leads the Crusaders with 22 goals this season.

Crusaders sophomore attack Tim Pastore (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) tallied two assists in the game, his first on a goal by Delavan with 2:02 left in the third to tie the game once again, this time at 6.

Spack registered his lone goal to start the fourth quarter and give SU its first lead of the contest with 14:11 left in the game. Pastore assisted on the goal.

With 7:47 to go, Delavan picked up his third assist of the game on the second goal by Ledwick to put the Crusaders ahead, 86.

After Moravian brought the game back to within one goal, 87, with just over six minutes left to play, sophomore midfielder Rory Meagher (Allentown, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) recorded the final goal of the game with 2:53 to go.

SU's freshman midfielder Marcus Cheatham (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola HS) picked up a game-high eight ground balls, while junior midfielder Ryan Oakes (North Yarmouth, Maine/Cheverus) won a game-high 14 faceoffs and scooped up three ground balls.

Crusaders freshman Will Torrence (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) picked up the win by playing the final 15 minutes of action and stopping five shots.

Fellow freshman Blake Middendorf (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) played the first 45 minutes and made six saves. Susquehanna outshot Moravian, 4530, and only failed on one clear attempt (13 for 14).

Next Game for Susquehanna: Saturday, April 17, at Catholic (Landmark Conference game), 2:30 p.m.

2010-04-10



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