Porzio Scores Three but River Hawks Fall to Eastern

Andrew Porzio scored twice for Susquehanna against Goucher.
Andrew Porzio scored twice for Susquehanna against Goucher.

Junior Andrew Porzio scored three goals for the Susquehanna University Men's Lacrosse team but Eastern University put together a run of seven out of eight goals between the middle two quarters Wednesday and posted a 9-5 victory in the non-conference matchup on Sassafras Field in Selinsgrove.

Eastern (4-4) scored the first two goals of the game but Porzio scored with eight seconds left in the first quarter to put Susquehanna (7-2) on the board and Erik Lanyi added a goal to start the second quarter to tie the score at 2-2.

The Eagles then rattled off three straight goals and five of six to finish the first half with a 7-3 lead. Eastern added two goals to start the second half to take a 9-3 edge before Chet McLaughlin scored late in the third to stop the run.

Porzio capped his three-goal day with the only goal in the fourth quarter.

Porzio led Susquehanna with his three points on thre goals while Lanyi had a goal and an assist for two points. Dylan Abplanalp made 11 saves.

The River Hawks open Landmark Conference play Saturday at Elizabethtown with a 1 p.m. game.