|Abington, Pa. (Mar. 18, 2009) - Alvernia University (2-3) got three goals each from Chris Baker (Exeter, Pa./Exeter), Dan Hoffstetter (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh), and Jon Lozoskie (Falllston, Md./Fallston) and jumped out to a 9-3 halftime lead en route to a 14-6 win over Penn State-Abington Wednesday afternoon in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Abington.|
Baker, Lozoskie, and Louis Vetrano (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach) each scored to open the game and the Crusaders built a 5-2 lead after the first quarter. PSU scored the first goal of the second quarter, but Alvernia answered with four straight to close the half, the last two from Lozoskie.
Alvernia outpaced PSU by a goal each in the third and fourth quarters for the 14-6 win. Freshman Kevin Shupp (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) made 12 saves in net to earn the win. PSU goalie Ian Lydon made 15 stops for the Lyons.
Alvernia will return to the conference schedule Saturday at Lycoming College.