McLaughlin Scores Five in 11-5 Win over Arcadia

Chet McLaughlin recorded a second consecutive five-goal game in an 11-5 win over Arcadia
Chet McLaughlin recorded a second consecutive five-goal game in an 11-5 win over Arcadia

Senior Chet McLaughlin scored five goals for a second consecutive game as the Susquehanna University Men's Lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead and cruised to an 11-5 victory over Arcadia University in a non-conference matchup Wednesday afternoon on Sassafras Field in Selinsgrove.

McLaughlin scored both Susquehanna (5-1) goals in the first quarter and added two more in the second period as the River Hawks jumped to a 4-0 lead and led 5-2 at halftime.

Susquehanna scored all four goals in the third quarter and added the first goal of the fourth quarter to build a 10-2 advantage. Arcadia (1-3) scored three of the last four goals but never threatened the River Hawks lead.

Jack DiGregorio was the only other River Haw to score in the first half as McLaughlin added to his team lead in goals and points. The senior, who recently passed the 100-career point milestone, added five goals to his totals. He leads Susquehanna with 23 goals and 26 points. He has scored at least two goals in every game and has had at least four in four of the six games including five in the two most recent games.

In the third quarter, Jake Smolokoff scored 1:13 into the period and McLaughlin added his fifth of the day at the 10:03 mark with a nifty behind the back shot after a pass from Eric Lanyi.

James Harabedian scored at the 5:55 mark and James Abramo scored his second career goal and first of the season as he capped a fast break up the field.

Andrew Porzio scored with a nice pass from Alec Tzaneteas to start the fourth quarter to give Susquehanna a comfortable 10-2 lead.

The Knights scored the next two goals before freshman Michael Hatala netted his first career goal to cap the scoring for the River Hawks.

Dylan Abplanalp made nine saves and allowed a pair of goals to improve his record to 5-1. Jonathan Pierce made a pair of saves in the final 6:32 of the game.

The River Hawks play next on the road with a pair of games in Virginia. Susquehanna will face Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia next Wednesday and play Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia Saturday.