Muhlenberg Rallies Past Men's Lacrosse, 9-8, On Saturday

Freshman goalkeeper Shayne Fallon made nine saves on Saturday at Muhlenberg.
Freshman goalkeeper Shayne Fallon made nine saves on Saturday at Muhlenberg.
Joe
Hill
Connor
Kirkwood
Michael
Elefonte


Box score

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Muhlenberg College men's lacrosse team scored the final three goals of the game to hand The University of Scranton its first defeat of the season, 9-8, on Saturday.

Scranton (3-1) scored three straight goals in the fourth period to take an 8-6 lead with 7:31 remaining. But the Mules (3-0) scored three times over the final 4:17 and stopped a Scranton possession in the final minute to hold on for the win.

The Royals were led by junior midfielder Joe Hill (South Hempstead, N.Y./South Side), who had three goals on five shots. Sophomore attackman Connor Kirkwood (Millburn, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) scored twice and sophomore midfielder Michael Elefonte (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) had a goal and two assists. Senior midfielder Conor Carey (Long Beach, N.Y./Chaminade) and senior attackmen Patrick O'Rourke (Floral Park, N.Y./Chaminade) each added a goal.

Freshman goalkeeper Shayne Fallon (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) made nine saves in his first career start, including six in the first half when Scranton took a 3-2 lead.

Carey led the team with eight ground balls while junior long stick midfielder Adam Maiale (Blue Bell, Pa./La Salle College H.S.) had five. Junior attackman Tim Dolan (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) had a team-high two caused turnovers, and senior midfielder Adam Drury (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) went 12-for-19 in the faceoff circle.

Scranton held a 35-31 edge in shots, but Muhlenberg's goalkeeper finished with 14 saves, including five in the fourth period. The Royals also had a 32-22 edge in ground balls and went 20-for-22 in clear attempts. They also committed 19 turnovers.

The Scranton men's lacrosse team will be back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 27, when the Royals host sixth-ranked Cortland State at 3:30 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.

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