Susquehanna Powers Past Penn State-Abington

SELINSGROVE, Pa. The Susquehanna offense poured in a season-high 22 goals while its defense gave up just three goals in the Crusaders' 22-3 men's lacrosse victory over Penn State-Abington on Wednesday night.

Thirteen SU players had at least one goal with five chipping in multiple goals, led by freshman Billy Spack's (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) game-high four scores. Spack also finished with two assists for six points.

Susquehanna (5-6) held the edge over the Lions (0-12) in every category, taking 51 shots to Abington's 13, winning 20 of 29 face-offs and forcing 22 Penn State Abington turnovers.

The Crusaders' goalie, Blake Middendorf (Wayne, Pa./Radnor), picked up his second win of the season in part due to the play of the SU defense as well as his own seven saves, five of which came in the second half.

SU put together a 13-0 first-half stretch. Dustin Breakey (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) scored with five seconds left in the first quarter to make it 8-0 and Susquehanna added five more unanswered goals in the second quarter to take that 13-0 lead. Breakey finished the night with two goals.

The Lions scored the final two goals of the half but still trailed 13-2 at the game's midway point.

The teams traded goals to start the third quarter before SU strung together four unanswered goals from four different players to close out the period and take an 18-3 advantage.

SU's defense shut out the Lions in the fourth and final quarter while, yet again, four different players netted goals for the Crusaders to close out the game.

Next game: Saturday, April 16 at Scranton 1:00 p.m.

2011-04-13



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