Susquehanna Downs Scranton for First Landmark Win

SCRANTON, Pa. - Susquehanna junior goalie Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa./Lower Merion) and junior attacker Dustin Breakey (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) played a major role in spoiling Scranton's Senior Day activities Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Daney finished with 12 saves and Breakey scored a game-high four goals as the Crusaders downed the Royals, 9-5, in Landmark Conference action.

Susquehanna, now 7-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference, also received two goals and an assist from junior midfielder Billy Spack (Arlington, Va./Yorktown), one goal and four assists from junior midfielder Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison), a goal and an assist from freshman midfielder Pat Brogan (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield), and a goal from junior midfielder Tim Pastore (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood).

Scranton, which lost its third straight game to fall to 5-7 overall and 1-2 in the Landmark Conference, was led by junior midfielder Mike Rufo (Broomall, Pa./Haverford School) with two goals and junior midfielder Matt Glenn (Jamison, Pa./Central Bucks East), junior attacker Daniel Slade (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South), and sophomore attacker Taylor Nelson (Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East) finished with one apiece.

The Crusaders led from start to finish, as Breakey and Spack scored two goals apiece to build up a 5-2 lead by intermission. The closest the Royals got the rest of the way was when Rufo scored on a play set up by freshman midfielder John Gregitis (Wayne, Pa./St. Joseph's Preparatory) early in the third period to make it a two-goal game.

Leading 7-4 entering the fourth period, Breakey scored within a 27-second span with less than six minutes to end any hopes of a Royal comeback.

The Crusaders, who posted their first win over Scranton since a 10-6 victory on April 12, 2006, at Fitzpatrick Field, held a 46-35 advantage in ground balls. Each team successfully killed three of the four extra-man opportunities.

Sophomore Ben Worthington (Jenkintown, Pa./Archbishop Wood) played the second half in goal for the Royals and finished with nine saves.

Scranton will play its final home game of the season next Saturday, April 23, against defending Landmark Conference champion Goucher College at Fitzpatrick Field beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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SCRANTON, Pa. A solid performance on both ends of field from the Susquehanna gave the Crusaders a 9-5 win at Scranton on Saturday afternoon. The victory was SU's first Landmark win of the season and marked the team's second-straight victory.

With the win, Susquehanna improved its overall record to 7-5 and 1-2 in conference play.

The Crusaders gave up just five goals, including none in the first quarter and only one in the final quarter. Goalie Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa./Lower Merion) recorded 12 saves with eight coming in the opening half.

Offensively, SU was led by Dustin Breakey's (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) four goals. Freshman Billy Spack (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) chipped in two goals and an assist while Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison) recorded a game-high four assists to go along with one goal.

Susquehanna netted two first-quarter goals less than two minutes apart. Spack got the scoring started with 8:55 on the clock, and with 7:35 remaining in the quarter, Breakey netted his first goal of the afternoon to make it 2-0.

Breakey again found the back of the net less than midway through the second quarter before the Royals (5-7, 1-2) scored back-to-back goals to quickly cut SU's lead to 3-2.

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