Susquehanna Narrowly Clipped by Soaring Eagles

ELMIRA, N.Y. Despite out-scoring Elmira 7-5 over the final 30 minutes of action, Susquehanna was edged by the Soaring Eagles, 10-9, on Sunday afternoon. The Crusaders were playing their second game in as many days after dropping an overtime game to Landmark Conference foe Catholic on Saturday.

It marked the second-straight one-goal loss for SU (5-5) and third of the season.

Tim Pastore (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood), Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison) and Dustin Breakey (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) all had two goals to account for six of Susquehanna's 10 scores on the afternoon. Delavan also added an assist, as did Pastore.

Goalie Anthony Maiorella (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) played the first 30 minutes and finished with 11 saves while Will Torrence (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) had seven saves in his 30 minutes of action while both goalies allowing five goals.

SU actually held a 52-44 edge in shots over Elmira (3-4), led by eight from Breakey.

The Crusaders scored the final two goals of the opening quarter to take a 2-1 lead but Elmira shut out SU in the second quarter 4-0 to regain a 5-2 lead at halftime.

The Soaring Eagles proceeded to score the first two goals of the third quarter to go up 7-2 with 13:17 to play in the period. From that point on, though, Susquehanna out-scored Elmira 7-3. The Crusaders closed out the third quarter with four unanswered goals, including the final one of the period from Pete Doelp (Essex Falls, N.J./West Essex) that made it 7-6.

Trailing 10-8 with under three minutes to play, Billy Spack (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) again made it a one-goal game with his score at the 2:25 mark but the clock ran down before SU could put another goal in the net.

Next game: Wednesday, April 13 vs. Penn State - Abington at 7:00 p.m.

2011-04-10



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