Late Goals Give Susquehanna Narrow Win vs. Marywood

SELINSGROVE, Pa. Two late goals, including the ultimate game winner from Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison) with 75 seconds left in the game, propelled Susquehanna to a 10-8 win over visiting Marywood on Wednesday afternoon.

The game was tied at eight-all with just 3:03 to play before Delavan scored with 1:15 on the clock. Tim Pastore (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) added an insurance goal at the 54-second mark for the final score of 10-8.

The Crusaders (7-6) out-shot Marywood (6-5) by a 37-32 margin, including a 21-17 edge in the second half. SU also came out on the winning side in 14 of 20 face-offs.

Delavan finished the game with four goals while Austen Lein (New Vernon, N.J./Madison) added two, as did Billy Spack (Arlington, Va./Yorktown). Five players picked up one assist apiece. Goalie Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa./Lower Merion) racked up 13 saves in his 60 minutes of action.

The game went back and forth with neither team taking a two-goal lead until the closing minute of play. The game was knotted at three-all with 5:25 left in the second quarter before Lein scored a go-ahead goal to hand his team a 4-3 lead at halftime.

Marywood came out of halftime and proceeded to score back-to-back goals to take a 5-4 lead with 13:04 still to play in the quarter. SU out-scored the Pacers 3-2 over the remaining minutes of the third quarter, however, to tie the game at 7-7 with just 15 minutes left to play.

The Crusaders' Delavan scored the first goal of the quarter before Marywood responded with a goal for an 8-8 game. Delavan then proceeded to net his second-straight goal, and fourth of the game, for a 9-8 Susquehanna lead, one the team did not relinquish.

SU remains home to host Scranton on Saturday at noon. The team's 10 seniors will be recognized prior to the start of the game.

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Selinsgrove, PA Susquehanna broke an 8-8 tie with 1:15 left in regulation with two goals separated by just 21 seconds to pick up a 10-8 victory over Marywood in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon. The Crusaders improve to 7-6 on the season with the win while the Pacers, who got four goals from Sam Trill in the loss, fall to 6-5 this spring.

Austen Lein opened the scoring just under two minutes into Wednesday afternoon's contest off a Dustin Breakey assist, but Marywood drew level with 5:43 to play in the first quarter when Sam Trill netted his team-leading 25th goal of the season after taking a pass from Ryan Nowell. Trill put the Pacers in front 2-1 just 1:47 later with Dante Frederico assisting on the tally, but the Crusaders knotted the score at 2-apiece just seven seconds later when Luke Delevan found twine off a Lein helper.

Billy Spack scored unassisted just 29 seconds into the second quarter to give Susquehanna a 3-2 lead before Marcus Janda setup Riley Dobel for a man-up goal with 5:25 left in the half the retied the score at 3-3. Lein's second goal of the game at the 4:38 mark gave the hosts a 4-3 advantage that the Crusaders would hold going into halftime.

Following the break, Janda netted the first two goals of the third period to give the Pacers a 5-4 lead. Janda's first goal was set up by Greg Nester while his second came with Marywood on an extra-man opportunity with 13:04 left in the quarter. The visitor's lead was short-lived though, as Trae Humphreys picked up the groundball ball off the ensuing faceoff and scored just 16 seconds after Janda had put Marywood in front.

Trill completed his hat-trick with 6:45 remaining on the third quarter clock after taking a pass from Joe LaBella, then netted his fourth marker of the afternoon with 2:51 left to stretch Marywood's lead to 7-5. Susquehanna got goals from Delevan and Spack in the final 2:44 of the frame though to send the contest into it's final 15 minutes of play deadlocked at 7-aside.

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