King's College vs. Susquehanna
March 30, 2005
The Game Story:
WILKES-BARRE, PA – Freshman Ryan Walters scored three goals and added an assist as Susquehanna defeated King’s 7-5 in Middle Atlantic Conference men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Dan St. Ours (Saco, ME/Thornton Academy) chipped in with two goals and an assist as the Crusaders (2-4 overall, 1-2 MAC) rallied from a 5-4 third-quarter deficit to defeat the Monarchs (3-2 overall, 1-1 MAC)

Walters (Easton, PA/Easton), who has scored in three straight games and has six goals this season, scored his second goal of the contest in the third quarter to break a 5-5 tie, then added the game’s only goal in the fourth quarter as the Crusader defense took control, shutting out the Monarchs in the final stanza and finishing with a 51-27 edge in ground balls.

Senior Justin Mason (Wilmington, DE/Tatnall School) scored the tying goal in the third quarter and chipped in with a pair of assists as the Crusaders finished with a 36-19 edge in shots and converted 3-of-5 extra-man opportunities while killing off 7-of-8 man advantages for King’s.

Freshman Mike Tammaro (Summit, NJ/Summit) added his fourth goal of the season for the Crusaders on an assist from freshman Taylor Hogarth (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) to open the scoring for Susquehanna, while freshman Matt Dimler (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) assisted on Walters’ third goal to close the scoring.

Freshman Conor Buckley (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central) won 10 of the 14 faceoffs he took in the game while freshman Greg Burns (Charlotte, NC/South Mecklenburg) led the Crusaders with eight ground balls and senior Kyle Vowler (Hummelstown, PA/Harrisburg Academy) added five ground balls as part of a standout performance on defense.

Chris Landry led the Monarchs with three goals wihle Ryan Thomas finished with a goal and three assists.

In goal, sophomore Dan Kotch (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) made 14 saves for the Crusaders and Steve Matusiewicz finished with nine stops for the Monarchs.

Next game: Saturday, April 2 vs. Moravian, 5:00 p.m.