Men’s Lacrosse Locks Up #2 Seed With 16-8 Win at Moravian in Regular Season Finale

The men's lacrosse team was picked second in the 2020 Landmark Conference preseason poll, which was released on Tuesday morning.
The men's lacrosse team was picked second in the 2020 Landmark Conference preseason poll, which was released on Tuesday morning.
Mike Bouhall Shayne Fallon
Tim Dolan Quinn Killeen

 

Box Score

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team secured the #2 seed in next week's Landmark Conference playoffs with a 16-8 victory at Moravian in Saturday's regular season finale. 

The Royals (10-7, 5-1 Landmark) will host third-seeded Susquehanna in a Landmark Conference semifinal on Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. at Weiss Field in Scranton.

Top-seeded Elizabethtown will host #4 Catholic in Wednesday's other semifinals with the two winners meeting on Saturday for the Landmark Conference championship.

Freshman Mike Bouhall (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook) enjoyed a huge game, racking up eight points on six goals and two assists to lead the Royals offensively.

Scranton wasted little time in taking control of Saturday's game at Moravian (8-7, 2-4 Landmark), building a 6-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.  Both teams scored three goals apiece in the second period to give the Royals a 9-4 advantage at halftime.

The Royals netted the first four markers of the third quarter to open up a 13-4 cushion and led 14-7 heading into the final period.  Scranton netted two of the three goals scored in the fourth quarter to close out the win. 

Senior Tim Dolan (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and junior Quinn Killeen (Berkeley Heights, N.J./New Providence) both netted hat tricks while sophomore Jalen Holmes (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) added a goal and an assist and freshman Cole Lukasiewicz (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) dished out a pair of helpers.

Junior Michael Elefonte (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon), along with sophomores Collin Purdy (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) and Daniel Mallay (South Hempstead, N.Y./South Side) also scored for the Royals in the win.

Purdy won 22-of-27 face-offs on the day and picked up a game-high 11 groundballs while junior Brendan McGinn (West Chester, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) added a pair of caused turnovers.

Sophomore Shayne Fallon (West Deptford, N.J./West Deptford) made 12 saves in Scranton's cage to post his eighth win of the season.

Scranton finished the afternoon with a 49-36 advantage in shots and held a 34-21 lead in groundballs.  The Royals also went a perfect, 19-for-19 on their clearing attempts in the win.

--ROYALS--