Scranton vs. Lycoming
March 30, 2005
The Game Story:
Men’s Lacrosse: ROYALS REMAIN WINLESS WITH 13-8 LOSS TO LYCOMING IN MAC ACTION WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT FITZPATRICK FIELD; STALLONE LEADS SCRANTON WITH THREE GOALS AND AN ASSIST

SCRANTON, Pa.—The University of Scranton cut a six-goal deficit down to three on two occasions, but Lycoming held off each rally and went on to post a 13-8 victory in Middle Atlantic Conference action Wednesday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Freshman attacker James Cusick (Aston, Pa./Sun Valley) scored the game’s first three goals and finished with four goals and an assist, as did sophomore attacker Thomas Nairn (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport), as the Warriors improved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Dave Kirschner (Newton Square, Pa./Marple Newton) added two goals and four assists and Justin Dixon (Baltimore, Md./North County) chipped in two goals for Lycoming, while Scranton, now 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the MAC, was led by sophomore midfielder Dan Stallone (S. Plainfield, N.J./St. Joseph Metuchen) with three goals and an assist and freshman midfielder Matthew Huber (Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham) had two goals.

After Cusick and Nairn combined for six goals to spark the Warriors to a 7-1 lead early in the second period, the Royals, behind goals by Huber, Stallone and sophomore attacker Sean O’Connor (Media, Pa./Penncrest), cut the lead to 7-4 by intermission.

The Warriors extended their lead to 10-5 by the end of the third period on goals by Nairn, Dixon and Cusick before Scranton cut the margin to 11-8 on two goals by Stallone and another by senior midfielder Jonathan Sutter (Media, Pa./Penncrest) with less than four minutes remaining. Dixon and Conkwright added unassisted goals at the 2:55 and 1:39 marks, respectively, to set the final score.

Sophomore goalie Matt Lyons (Randnor, Pa./Conestoga) made a game-high 15 saves for the Warriors, while Scranton’s Thomas Kenyon (Chittenango, N.Y./Chittenango) had 12 saves and seven ground balls. Junior attacker Todd Cuccia (Larchmont, N.Y./Iona Prep) had a goal and two assists for Scranton.

The Royals will take on the Falcons of Messiah College in Middle Atlantic Conference action this Saturday, April 2, in Grantham, Pennsylvania, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Score by Periods 1 2 3 4 Total
Lycoming (3-2/2-0 MAC) 5 2 3 3 13
Scranton (0-6/0-2 MAC) 1 3 1 3 8

Goals: Lycoming-13 (Cusick-4, Nairn-4, Kirschner-2, Dixon-2, Conkright-1)
Scranton-8 (Stallone-3, Huber-2, Cuccia-1, O’Connor-1, Sutter-1)
Assists: Lycoming -9 (Kirschner-4, Jordan-2, Nairn-1, Cusick-1, Fitzgibbons-1)
Scranton-4 (Cuccia-2, O’Connor-1, Stallone-1)
Saves: Lycoming-15 (Lyons-15, 8 goals allowed, 60:00)
Scranton-12 (Kenyon-12, 13 goals allowed, 60:00)