In an all-around team victory, four different marauders netted goals Saturday giving Millersville a dominant 4-2 win over Lock Haven.
The Marauders (8-4-1) scored the first four goals of the game, and were led by sophomore Jeramey Robbins and senior Andrew Dukes, who each had three points. Sophomore Jaime Vazquez and Senior Ryan Rohrer also notched goals for the black and gold. Marauder goalie Brad Benzing made seven saves and allowed two goals in the victory.
The Bald Eagles (4-9) manufactured two goals in the second period, but the 4-0 hole they found themselves in was too much to overcome. Zachary Muscato and Colt Brackbill scored Lock Haven’s goals, and starting goalie Jonathan Howitt allowed all four Marauder goals and made just one save. Howitt was benched after he allowed his fourth goal for backup Brad Sumski.
Robbins got the ball rolling 22 minutes into the game when he launched a shot from 25 yards out for an outstanding goal. It was Robbins’ fifth goal of the season.
Only eight minutes later, Vazquez scored his fourth of the year off of a corner kick by Zack Caracciolo, making it 2-0.
In the second period, the Marauders kept the momentum rolling. Dukes scored on a quick play down the right side by Robbins and Austin Hoke. Only 30 seconds later, Rohrer squeezed in a fourth goal on a corner kick. Ben Johnston and Dukes assisted.
Even though the game was well out of the grasp of the Bald Eagles, they still managed not to go quietly. In the 74th and 81st minutes, Lock Haven scored, cutting the Marauders’ lead in half. But it was too little too late. Millersville ended the threat, allowing only two more shots until the final whistle blow.
After 13 games, Robbins leads all Marauders in points with 17 and Johnston leads in assists with eight. Millersville had four offside penalties in the game, and also drew two yellow cards.
Millersville’s game on Monday against District of Columbia has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Millersville will continue PSAC action next against Seton Hill (9-4-1) at home on Oct. 25.