BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's lacrosse team suffered a 16-8 non-conference home loss to Susquehanna University on a chilly Tuesday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.
The two teams battled hard during a tight opening 30 minutes that resulted in the score being tied at four at the half.
After falling behind 1-0 in the opening 2:37, Bryn Athyn (1-4) rallied back with goals Frame and Leech to own a 2-1 advantage at the end of the first quarter. Goalie Brad DePasquale also played a large role in the Lions taking the lead as he made five of his season-high 17 saves in the first 15 minutes.
Susquehanna (5-4) got off to another fast start in the second quarter as the River Hawks scored twice in a 3:54 span to reclaim a one-goal lead (3-2). Buick pulled the Lions level at the 7:39 mark with an assist from Leech.
Andrew Porzio and Leech traded goals in the final 6:39 to send the team to the break tied at four.
With the scored at five after goals from Porzio and Frame, Susquehanna would take total control of the match with three consecutive goals to open up an 8-5 advantage. Frame pulled the Lions back within two with 59 seconds left in the quarter thanks to his third goal of the afternoon. The momentum was short-lived as Susquehanna scored 40 seconds late to push the gap back up to three.
The River Hawks dominated the final stanza by outshooting the Lions 17-7 which led to a 7-2 goal differential. Carr and Frame had the Lions' goals.
Alec Tzanesteas paced Susquehanna with six goals and two assists, while Porzio finished the match with four goals. Jack DiGregorio had two goals and one assist and Jack Donnelly tallied one goal and three assists.
Dylan Abplanalp stopped five shots in 57:52 to earn the victory. Tyler Gross finished out the match for River Hawks, making one save.
The River Hawks owned a 49-19 shot advantage and won 19 of the 28 faceoffs.
Bryn Athyn wraps up its non-conference slate with a home match against King's (Pa.) College on Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.