Susquehanna vs. Elizabethtown
April 19, 2006
The Game Story:
Wednesday, April 19: Elizabethtown 9, Susquehanna 5

SELINSGROVE, PA Frankie Puzzangara scored three goals to lead Elizabethtown to a 9-5 victory over Susquehanna in Middle Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse action at Sassafras Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Jeff Cowan and Andrew Wagner added two goals apiece as the Blue Jays (3-9 overall, 3-4 MAC) held the Crusaders off the scoreboard in the second and fourth quarters and killed off all seven man-down opportunities in the contest.

Senior Mike Tozzi (Lutherville, MD/Loyola Blakefield) and sophomore BJ Allen (Stamford, CT/Berkshire School) each scored a goal and an assist to lead the Crusaders (7-5 overall, 5-2 MAC).

Cowan scored a pair of first-quarter goals as the Blue Jays led 3-2 after one period, and Puzzangara scored his first of the game with 17 seconds left in the first half to send Elizabethtown to intermission with a 4-2 lead.

Wagner and Mike Ruby netted goals in the first four minutes of the third quarter to extend the Elizabethtown advantage to 6-2, but sophomore Ryan Walters and Tozzi answered to trim the Crusader deficit to 6-4.

Puzzangara added his second of the game with 47 seconds left in the third quarter to give Elizabethtown a 7-4 lead, but sophomore Tim Storck scored as time expired off a pass from Allen to bring the Crusaders to within 7-5 as the fourth quarter began.

With just under three minutes to play, the Blue Jays got goals from Puzzangara and Chris Harrison in a span of 18 seconds to close out the scoring.

Elizabethtown finished with a 38-31 edge in shots and a 41-38 advantage in ground balls, as Puzzangara led all players with 18 shots and 12 ground balls while going 12-for-15 in faceoffs.

Sophomore Shane Enos (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central) and freshman Collin Fadrowski ( Ellicott City , MD /River Hill) led the Crusaders with five ground balls each.

Sophomore Kirk Ryan (Wayne, PA/Radnor) made 13 saves in goal for the Crusaders while Chris Schuch finished with 12 stops for the Blue Jays.