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Susquehanna Defense Stifles Saints In Non-Conference Matchup

Susquehanna Defense Stifles Saints In Non-Conference Matchup

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount men's lacrosse team struggled to get going on a cold Saturday afternoon at Long Bridge Park, as Susquehanna University built up a lead that couldn't be erased in the 12-2 non-conference decision. 

The River Hawks (4-4) held the Saints (2-6) off the scoreboard through the first half, making six saves on the 10 attempts by MU. On the other side of the field, SU found the back of the net six times, including two man-up opportunities, on 22 shots. Junior Grey Clarkson made nine saves for the Saints in the first half. 

Susquehanna's defense held strong in the third quarter, holding Marymount to three shots, all of which were on target and saved by the River Hawks' Dylan Abplanalp, who finished the day with nine saves. The River Hawks scored three times in the third to take a 9-0 lead into the final frame. 

In the fourth, SU scored two more times until senior John Williamson broke the score draught for the Saints. With Marymount winning the faceoff, Williamson scooped the ground ball and went solo on the attack, sliding down the left side of the box for a low right finish. 

The River Hawks scored one more time with less than two minutes left in the game, before freshman Nicholas Kinstler put away his first collegiate goal to in the closing seconds. 

Clarkson finished the day in net with 14 saves. 

Junior Hunter McGeeney finished the day with a tied game-high six caused turnovers, while Clarkson registered a game-high six ground balls. 

The men head on the road for a four-game stretch, traveling to Randolph-Macon for their next game on Wednesday, March 21. Start time is set for 4 p.m.