|The men's lacrosse team lost their home opener to Susquehana University on Salamone Field on Tuesday afternoon, 18-3. The Crusaders tallied the only 5 goals of the first quarter to set them up for the breakaway win.|
Down by five after the first 15 minutes, the Petrels finally got on the board in the second when Arness Holsey broke free for a strike. Susquehana would rattle off the next four goals to reclaim control before Oglethorpe netted their prettiest goal of the afternoon, a rocket-shot from junior Michael Kasmarik off a deft feed from freshman Coleman Plaisted. Plaisted also assisted fellow freshman Jake Godwin for a tally in the third quarter, the last of the contest for Oglethorpe.
The Crusaders won the war of ground balls with a 43-31 advantage while forcing the Petrels into 28 turnovers with their aggressive style.