Lycoming vs. Susquehanna
March 26, 2003
The Game Story:

WILLIAMSPORT, PA Ė The Lycoming College menís lacrosse team hosted Susquehanna University, Wednesday afternoon, for a Middle Atlantic Conference contest. The Warriors trailed for more than 50 minutes of the game, but outscored the Crusaders 6-2 in the final period to steal the victory. Lycoming improves to 3-2 overall and 2-1 within the conference. Susquehanna drops to 2-3 and 0-2.

The Crusaders controlled the action early, scoring the first two goals of the game. The Warriors fought back to tie the score at 2-2 early in the second period, but Susquehanna responded with four unanswered goals to open up their largest lead of the game. Each team added a goal just before halftime to make the score 7-3 at the break.

Lycoming seemed to grab the momentum coming out of the locker room, scoring a pair of goals less than three minutes into the third period. Susquehanna, however, responded every time the Warriors threatened to take the lead. Three goals by the Crusaders after Lycoming tied the game gave the visitors an 11-8 lead with 13:52 to play. But the Warriors had one final offensive surge remaining and outscored Susquehanna 6-1 over the final 13 minutes.

Dan Wilcox (Jr./Corning, NY; Corning East) and Chris McQuade (So./Lower Gwynedd, PA; Wissahickon) each scored four goals to lead Lycoming. Dave Kirschner (So./Newtown Square, PA; Marple Newtown) added three goals, and Dave Dormond (Jr./Bryn Mawr, PA; Haverford) chipped in a goal and two assists. Rob VanderWiele (Jr./Hardwick, NJ; Blair Academy) also recorded two assists.

The Crusaders were led by Justin Mason (So./Wilmington, DE; Tatnall) with five goals and an assist. Dan St. Ours (So./Saco, ME; Thornton Academy) added four goals and two assists. Andy Nadler (Sr./Westport, CT; Staples) recorded three assists.

Christian Willaum (Jr./New Milford, CT; New Milford) went the distance in goal for the Warriors, making 12 saves. Todd Marquess (Jr./Philadelphia, PA; Penn Charter) made nine saves in net for Susquehanna.

Lycoming plays again on Friday, March 28, when they travel to Elmira College. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.