April 2, 2014

Strong Second Half Propels Men’s Lacrosse Past Elizabethtown, 9-5

John
Gregitis
Gus
Sturm

Alec
Mikrut

Nicholas
McKaba

Matt
Finor

Mike
Deliberti

Box score

Photo gallery (courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team held Elizabethtown to one second half goal while erasing a halftime deficit en route to a 9-5 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field. 

The Royals (7-4) received three goals and an assist from senior midfielder John Gregitis (Wayne, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) and three goals from senior attacker Gus Sturm (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) in the victory.

Scranton trailed at halftime, 4-3, but kept the Blue Jays (4-5) off the scoreboard in the second half until there was just 1:32 remaining in the game and the Royals were comfortably ahead, 9-4. The Royals won all nine second-half faceoffs, had a 28-7 advantage in shots in the second half, and had 29 ground balls after halftime. 

Sophomore midfielder Alec Mikrut (Belle Mead, N.J./Montgomery) had two goals and an assist for the Royals, and freshman attacker Brian Quinn (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) added a goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Nicholas McKaba (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris) made nine saves in the victory.

Junior midfielder Matt Finor (Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South) won 14 of 17 faceoffs and had a team-high seven ground balls, and senior defenseman Mike Deliberti (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield-Ludlowe) had five ground balls 

The Royals return to action on Saturday, April 5, when they host Drew at 1 p.m. in a Landmark Conference game at Fitzpatrick Field.

--ROYALS--

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