Chet McLaughlin Scores Five in Men’s Lacrosse Rout

Chet McLaughlin cleared the 100-career point milestone in the 17-5 win at Washington & Jefferson
Chet McLaughlin cleared the 100-career point milestone in the 17-5 win at Washington & Jefferson

Senior Chet McLaughlin recorded his 100th career point with a goal midway through the first quarter and then added four more goals before halftime leading the Susquehanna University Men's Lacrosse team to a convincing 17-5 victory over Washington & Jefferson Saturday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium in Washington, Pa.

McLaughlin entered the game with 99 career points on 68 goals and 31 assists. After W & J (1-3) scored the first goal of the game at the 8:45 mark of the period, McLaughlin scored 41 second later after Pierce Mead won the face off and moved the ball into the offensive zone. Jake Smolokoff fed a pass to McLaughlin who scored his 100th point and tied the game at 1-1.

Susquehanna (4-1) took the lead for good eight seconds later when McLaughlin scored again with an assist from Andrew Porzio.

Less than a minute later, James Harabedian scored the first of his three goals on the day. McLaughlin added his third and fourth goals of the game before the end of the quarter including a goal with two seconds left in the period with another pass from Porzio as Susquehanna lead 5-1 after the first 15 minutes of action.

McLaughlin and Tzaneteas each scored goals early in the second to extend the lead. Jack Donnelly scored with 6:19 left in the first half sparking a four-goal run to end the period as Harabedian scored twice and Connor Ward scored his first goal of the season to put the River Hawks up 11-1.

The Presidents added a late goal to make the score 11-2 at the intermission.

Susquehanna won the first 13 face offs of the game and had a comfortable 40-6 advantage in shots in the first half.

In the second half, Tzaneteas, Preston Ouellette and Porzio added goals as the River Hawks added to their lead with a 3-1 scoring advantage in the third quarter.

Susquehanna went up by 13 goals early in the fourth quarter as Michael Hatala and Chris Stutzman scored. Washington & Jefferson scored two of the last three goals in the game as Stutzman added his second of the day for the final score.

McLaughlin finished with six points on five goals and an assist while Tzaneteas had five pointswith two goals and three assists. Haradedian and Porzio had four points each with Haradedian picking up three goals and Porzio handing out three assists.

Dylan Abplanalp played the first three quarters in the Susquehanna goal making two saves and Josh Weaver finished the game with one save in the final 15 minutes.

The River Hawks return home Wednesday for another non-conference game against Arcadia before heading south for Spring Break and games at Randolph and Bridgewater State on March 15 and 18 respectively.