Men's Lacrosse Suffers 13-7 Defeat To Susquehanna In Landmark Semifinal

Junior attackman Tim Dolan led the Royals with three goals and an assist in Wednesday's Landmark Conference semifinal.
Junior attackman Tim Dolan led the Royals with three goals and an assist in Wednesday's Landmark Conference semifinal.
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Dolan
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SELINSGROVE, Pa. – A game of runs went in the wrong direction at the end for The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team in a 13-7 loss to Susquehanna in a Landmark Conference semifinal on Wednesday afternoon.

The fourth-seeded Royals (10-7) trailed 4-0 early in the second period, then ran off six straight goals to build a 6-4 lead two minutes into the second half. But top-seeded Susquehanna (12-6) responded with eight straight goals of its own to pull away to advance to Saturday's championship game.

Junior attackman Tim Dolan (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) led the Royals' attack with three goals and an assist, and senior attackman Matt Carfaro (Long Beach, N.Y./West Morris) had two goals and an assist. Senior midfielder Patrick O'Rourke (Floral Park, N.Y./Chaminade) and sophomore attackman Quinn Killeen (Berkeley Heights, N.J./New Providence) added goals and sophomore midfielder Michael Elefonte (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) had an assist.

The Royals were outshot, 38-30, and won just seven of 23 faceoffs. They continued their strong play in the midfielder by completing 18 of 21 clear attempts. Scranton also went 1-for-2 in man-up situations and committed 21 turnovers.

Junior midfielder Adam Maiale (Blue Bell, Pa./LaSalle College H.S.) and senior midfielder Conor Carey (Long Beach, N.Y./Chaminade) led the Royals with three caused turnovers each. Maiale had a team-high four ground balls, one more than both Carey and Carfaro.

Susquehanna held a commanding 47-23 edge in ground balls and went 20-for-27 in clear attempts. The River Hawks were 2-for-2 on the power play and also committed 21 turnovers.

Scranton's season comes to an end after the Royals made their eighth straight Landmark Conference playoff appearance. They finished with double-digits in wins for the fourth time in the past five seasons.

--ROYALS--