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.
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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