Mikrut Paces Royals Past Lycoming Saturday

Alec Mikrut Gus Sturm John Gregitis
Matt Finor Andrew Marone Ryan Mygatt

Box Score

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—The University of Scranton men’s lacrosse team set the tone early in Saturday’s 12-5 victory over Lycoming College in non-conference action Saturday afternoon.

Behind two goals apiece from sophomore Alec Mikrut (Belle Mead, NJ/Montgomery) and freshman Ryan Mygatt (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan), the Royals built up a 7-1 lead by intermission.  Scranton out-shot the Warriors, 20-6, and won of 9 of 12 face-offs in the opening 30 minutes of play.

Mikrut finished with three goals and an assist, senior Gus Sturm (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) added two goals, and senior John Gregitis (Wayne, Pa./St. Joseph’s Preparatory) had a goal and three assists as the Royals improved to 2-2.

Lycoming, which fell to 0-4, was led by senior Matt McCaffer (Marcellus, NY/Marcellus) with three goals and juniors Sean Reilly (Corning, NY/Corning Painted Post West) and Thomas Hanson (Tucson, Ariz./Catanlina Foothills) added one apiece.

The Royals dominated the game in all phases, winning 17 of 20 face-offs—including a 9-for-12 effort by junior Matt Finor (Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South)—and holding a 39-21 advantage in shots and 38-23 margin in ground balls.

McCaffer and Hanson opened the third period with goals during a two-minute span to cut Scranton’s lead to four midway before Scranton closed it out with goals by sophomore Brad Elkin (West Chester, Pa./Malverne Preparatory) and Mikrut on a man-up opportunity to take a 9-3 lead entering the final period of play.

The Royals put it out of reach on goals by Sturm and sophomores Andrew Marone (Morristown, NJ/Seton Hall Preparatory), and Nick Mullery (Clark, NJ/Arthur L. Johnson) to open the fourth period to extend the lead to nine.

Freshman Brian Quinn (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh) finished with two assists for Scranton, which will return to action this Wednesday, March 12, against Marywood University beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.  Admission is free.

--ROYALS--

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