Susquehanna vs. Widener
April 26, 2003
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The Game Story:
SELINSGROVE, PA Brian Manion tallied seven goals to lead Widener to a 25-10 victory over Susquehanna in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday afternoon.

Manion was one of three players to collect at least five goals for the Pioneers (10-3 overall, 9-0 Middle Atlantic Conference), who won their 21st consecutive regular-season conference match and improved to 4-0 all-time against the Crusaders despite allowing 10 goals to a MAC opponent for the first time this season.

Down 2-0 just 1:48 into the first quarter, sophomore Matt Miceli (Emmaus, PA/Emmaus H.S.) scored off an assist from fellow sophomore Dan St. Ours (Saco, ME/Thornton Academy) to put the Crusaders (4-9, 2-6) on the board.

Eleven seconds after the Pioneers took a 3-1 lead, sophomore Kyle Vowler (Hummelstown, PA/Harrisburg Academy) fired the ball upfield to senior Andy Nadler (Westport, CT/Staples H.S.), who caught Widener goalkeeper Pat Carmack out of the net and fired home the Crusaders' second goal of the day.

That was the closest Susquehanna would get the rest of the way as Widener scored six of the next eight goals en route to taking a 14-6 lead at the half. The Pioneers then outscored the Crusaders 6-1 in the third quarter to erase any hopes of a Crusader comeback.

For the Crusaders, Nadler had three goals and an assist to raise his team-high season totals to 41 goals and 58 points. The program's all-time leading scorer, Nadler concluded his career with 105 goals and 49 assists. He also collected nine ground balls to finish with a team-best 125 on the season, his third consecutive year over the century mark in the category.

Sophomore Justin Mason (Wilmington, DE/Tatnall H.S.) scored two goals and added two assists, while Miceli added another goal and St. Ours chipped in three assists. Also scoring for the Crusaders was junior Scott Hodgson (Wyckoff, NJ/Ramapo H.S.), who netted his 35th and 36th goals of the season.

The Pioneers unleashed 51 shots on the Crusader goal, while Susquehanna fired 21. Widener scooped 74 ground balls to 29 for the Crusaders and won 17 faceoffs while losing eight to Susquehanna.

In goal, junior Todd Marquess (Philadelphia, PA/Penn Charter) turned away 10 shots before being relieved by sophomore David Antoniewicz (Pennington, NJ/Hopewell Valley Central H.S.), who made three saves. Carmack, Don Manard and Chris Crooks combined to record 12 saves for the Pioneers.