Marone Leads Royals Past Drew in Landmark Conference Action Saturday at Fitzpatrick Field

Andrew Marone Alec Mikrut Will Mahle
Ryan Millard Colin Panayi Ryan Saraceni

Box Score

SCRANTON, Pa.—Sophomore attacker Andrew Marone (Morristown, NJ/Seton Hall Preparatory) owns family bragging rights after leading The University of Scranton men’s lacrosse team to a 14-2 victory over Drew University in Landmark Conference action Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Playing against his older brother, Ranger senior attacker Mike Marone (Morristown, NJ/Delbarton), the younger Marone finished with a career-high four goals and an assists to help the Royals win their third straight game to improve to 8-4 overall and remain unbeaten in Landmark Conference with a 3-0 mark.

Scranton also received three goals and an assist from sophomore midfielder Alec Mikrut (Belle Mead, NJ/Montgomery), two goals from senior attacker Gus Sturm (Devon, Pa./Conestoga), a goal and two assists from junior Will Mahle (Montgomery, NJ/Montgomery), and a goal and an assist from sophomore midfielder Anthony Lombardo (Mendham, NJ/Mendham).

Drew, now 3-7 overall and 1-3 in the Landmark, received a goal apiece from Marone and senior attacker Andrew Somps (East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme).

Marone scored in the first period as the Royals open up a 2-1 lead, then added a pair during a two-minute span late in the second period Scranton broke it open with six goals to build up an 8-1 halftime lead.

The Royals dominated the game in nearly every statistical category, winning 13 of 19 face-off—including 13 of 18 by junior Matt Finor (Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South)—out-shooting the Rangers 34-13, and holding a 48-32 advantage in ground balls.

Scranton also received a goal apiece from senior midfielder Matt Tibbitts (West Hartford, Conn./Conard), freshman attacker Brian Quinn (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh), and sophomore attacker Andrew Callaghan (Maplewood, NJ/St. Peter’s Preparatory) and two assists from senior John Gregitis (Wayne,  Pa./St. Joseph’s Preparatory).

Defensively, the Royal backline of senior Ryan Saraceni (Lansdale, Pa./LaSalle) and juniors Colin Panayi (Bedminister, NJ/Bernards) and Ryan Millard (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) allowed the Rangers only five shots on goal, three of which were saves by Scranton junior goalkeeper Nicholas McKaba (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris).

The Royals will return to action Wednesday, April 9, against Franklin & Marshall College beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.


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