Susquehanna vs. Moravian
April 2, 2005
The Game Story:
SELINSGROVE, PA Freshman Tom Thayer scored his second goal of the game with 5:56 remaining to break a 12-12 tie and give Susquehanna a 13-12 victory over Moravian in Middle Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse action at a rainy Sassafras Field on Saturday evening.

The goal by Thayer (Belle Mead, NJ/Immaculata) helped cap a Crusader rally from an 11-9 fourth-quarter deficit and give Susquehanna (3-4 overall, 2-2 MAC) its second straight win.

Senior Justin Mason (Wilmington, DE/Tatnall School) finished with three goals for the Crusaders while freshmen Taylor Hogarth (Westfield, NJ/Westfield), Ryan Walters (Easton, PA/Easton) and Sean Diminick (Essex Junction, VT/Essex) joined Thayer with two goals apiece as Susquehanna finished with a 45-25 advantage in shots.

Daniel Larson and Clint Quedenfeld each finished with three goals and three assists for the Greyhounds (2-6 overall, 0-3 MAC) while Nick Cacciutti added two goals and an assist.

Susquehanna trailed 8-6 early in the third quarter but scored on consecutive man-up opportunities as Walters and Mason cashed in around Thayer's first goal to give the Crusaders a 9-8 lead with 6:45 left in the third.

Larson scored the final two goals of the third quarter and Shane Doucette added one 2:50 into the fourth quarter to give Moravian an 11-9 lead, but Diminick scored on a breakaway off a turnover to spark a run of three goals in 1:36, capped by Hogarth's second of the game that gave Susquehanna a 12-11 lead with 10:00 remaining.

After Larson scored with 7:22 to even the score for the 10 th and final time in the game, Thayer netted the game winner less than 90 seconds later and the Crusaders ran out the clock for the final two minutes to seal the win.

Freshman Conor Buckley (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central) had a stellar performance on faceoffs as he won 20-of-27 in the game, while freshman Greg Burns (Charlotte, NC/South Mecklenburg) led all players with nine ground balls.

In goal, sophomore Dan Kotch (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) made six saves for the Crusaders and Peter Coutros finished with 16 stops for Moravian.

Next game: Wednesday, April 6 at Lycoming, 4:00 p.m.