Men's Lacrosse Pulls Away Late For 12-6 Victory At Muhlenberg

Men's Lacrosse Pulls Away Late For 12-6 Victory At Muhlenberg
Alec Mikrut was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Week for the second straight week Monday afternoon.

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Senior attacker Gus Sturm (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) scored three goals and The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team scored six straight goals in the fourth period to roll past Muhlenberg, 12-6, on Saturday afternoon at Scotty Wood Stadium.

Senior midfielder John Gregitis (Wayne, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep), junior attacker Will Mahle (Montgomery, N.J./Montgomery) and sophomore midfielder Alec Mikrut (Belle Mead, N.J./Montgomery) added two goals and an assist each as Scranton evened its record at 1-1.

The Royals led 6-1 at halftime behind a pair of goals by senior midfielder Matt Tibbits (West Hartford, Conn./Conrad) and a goal and an assist from Gregitis. But the Mules (1-3) scored twice in the third period while holding Scranton scoreless, then scored early in the fourth to draw within 6-4.

That's when Mikrut scored to spark a 6-0 run that was capped by three straight goals by Sturm in the span of 82 seconds that put the game away.

Freshman attacker Brian Quinn (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) added a goal and junior attacker Anthony Lombardo (Mendham, N.J./Mendham) had two assists in the victory.

Scranton held a 38-24 advantage in shots as sophomore goalkeeper Nicholas McKaba (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris) made seven saves and junior midfielder Matt Finor (Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South) collected seven ground balls in the win for the Royals. Scranton also had a 15-6 advantage in draw controls, with Finor winning 15 of the 20 he took.

The Royals are back in action on Wednesday, March 5, when they host York (Pa.) at 4 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field. 


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