Crusaders Can't Hold off the Cardinals

WASHINGTON, D.C. The fourth quarter proved to be difference for the Susquehanna as SU could not hold off Catholic in the final 15 minutes of action, falling 14-11 in a road game on Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinals (8-7, 3-3) held a slim, 10-9 lead heading into that final period but they out-scored SU (9-4, 3-2) 4-2 to grab the win.

Dustin Breakey led the offensive attack for the Crusaders with four goals and an assist. Austen Lein added three assists while Luke Delavan (Madison, N.J./Madison) finished with two goals and two assists.

Goalie Will Torrence played all but the final 7:32 of the game and made 17 saves while giving up 13 goals. Jordan Daney had one save and surrendered the final Catholic goal.

Catholic opened the game with back-to-back goals after just over eight minutes of play. The Crusaders responded with two unanswered goals to tie at two-all with 6:22 left and from there, neither team held more than a two-goal advantage until 11:55 was left in the game.

In the second quarter, there were a combined 10 goals, five for each squad. SU went up 4-3 on a Delavan score with 12:51 on the clock and remained ahead by one (6-5) on a Breakey score with 9:11 to play. Catholic ended the half by scoring two goals in a seven-second span, though, to make it an 8-7 Cardinals lead at halftime.

Both teams netted two goals in the third quarter before Catholic put up a four-goal effort in fourth quarter to come away with the win.

The Crusaders conclude their regular season on April 27 with a 4:00 p.m. game at Hood.


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