SCRANTON, Pa. – Senior attacker Kyle Frank (Glen Arm, Md./Boys' Latin) scored high five goals and added an assist as The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team pulled away from Marywood for a 10-6 victory on Wednesday evening.
Frank's five goals move him into seventh on Scranton's all-time career goals list with 85. He scored twice in the first period and twice again in the third when Scranton took a 9-3 lead with four straight goals to start the second half.
The Royals (8-4) also received two goals and an assist from junior midfielder Dillon McInerney (Hawthorne, N.J./Bergen Catholic) and a goal and an assist each from junior attacker Kevin Brier (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) and freshman attackers Anthony Lombardo (Mendham, N.J./Mendham) and Will Mahle (Montgomery, N.J./Montgomery).
Senior attacker Daniel Slade (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) had three assists and sophomore midfielder John Gregitis (Wayne, Pa./St. Joseph's Preparatory) had an assist for Scranton.
The Royals took control by outscoring Marywood, 7-1, over a span of 26 minutes in the middle of the game. Frank and McInerney scored two goals apiece during the run and Lombardo added a man-up goal.
Marywood (7-6) closed the gap to 9-5 with two goals late in the third period, but Frank scored early in the fourth to provide an insurance goal, and the Pacers were only able to add a late goal for the final margin.
With the win, Scranton is now 5-0 all-time against Marywood. The Royals scored on two of their four man-advantage opportunities and outshot the Pacers, 37-24.
The Pacers were led by senior attacker Marcus Janda (Allentown, Pa./Parkland), who scored two goals.
Scranton is back in action on Saturday, April 21, when it travels to Towson, Md. to take on Goucher College in a Landmark Conference game at 1 p.m.