Third Period Dooms Men's Lacrosse In 15-9 Loss To #18 Cortland State

Senior defender Sean Ebert had three ground balls in the Royals' loss at Cortland State on Wednesday.
Senior defender Sean Ebert had three ground balls in the Royals' loss at Cortland State on Wednesday.
Matt
Carfaro
Conor
Carey
Connor
Kirkwood


Box score

CORTLAND, N.Y. – The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team could not slow No. 18 Cortland State coming out of halftime as the Red Dragons used a big third period to hand the Royals a 15-9 loss on Wednesday afternoon.

Scranton (1-1) rallied to force a 5-5 tie at halftime by holding Cortland State (2-0) scoreless in the second period while scoring twice. But the Red Dragons responded with a dominant third period, outscoring the Royals, 6-0, to take control.

The Royals received two goals and three assists from junior attackman Matt Carfaro (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris), and two goals and an assist from junior midfielder Conor Carey (Long Beach, N.Y./Chaminade) and two goals from freshman attackman Connor Kirkwood (Millburn, N.J./St. Peter's Prep).

Senior defender Mattias Jones (Exton, Pa./Malvern Prep) had a team-high four ground balls, and Carey, senior defender Sean Ebert (Woolwich Township, N.J./St. Joseph's Prep) and junior midfielder Jack Kiess (Glen Rock, N.J./Ramapo) each had three ground balls. Kiess also had a team-high two caused turnovers.

The Royals also received goals from senior midfielder William Joyce (Bethesda, Md./St. John's College H.S.), junior attackman Patrick O'Rourke (Floral Park, N.Y./Chaminade) and freshman midfielder Peter Roche (Chester, N.J./Mendham). Freshman attackman Quinn Killeen (Berkeley Heights, N.J./New Providence) also added an assist.

Cortland State finished with a commanding 46-23 edge in shots and 40-25 in ground balls. Each team won 14 faceoffs.

Scranton will be back in action on Saturday, March 4, when the Royals travel to Rochester, N.Y. to take on No. 2 Rochester Institute of Technology at 12 p.m.

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