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May 15, 2013

H.S. boys lacrosse: Selinsgrove routs Danville at Susquehanna

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Taking advantage of loose balls and showing added physicality to muscle through defensive traps, as the Seals jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

Stroup got into the action a few minutes after the Seals won the race for a loose ball behind the Danville cage to increase the lead to five. After his second goal and a tally from Ben Youngman, Stroup found the ball in his net with time winding down on the first quarter.

Stroup spun in the middle of two defenders to gain a shooting lane and let go of a shot that found the back of the cage with three seconds remaining for an 8-0 lead after one quarter.

Stroup, Adams and Andrew Sickle controlled the tempo offensively for the Seals which Garlock was quick to notice, "Our midfield did very well," Garlock said. "They were able to take an early lead and were able to steady the offense as the game progressed into the third and fourth (quarters)."

The tide began to turn slightly in the second quarter as the Seals managed one goal on a pass that was placed well in front of the cage, leaving a tough play for Tanner in goal. The Ironmen made Seals goalie Reid Betzker work to preserve a halftime shutout, forcing the sophomore to make difficult saves for a 9-0 halftime lead.

Heading into the second half, Danville was looking to break into the scoring column and did so off a blistering shot from Nick Treon. Treon received a pass from Gage Reber and wasted little time getting the ball past Betzker. Tyler Blue beat Betzker from the right side to cut the lead to 10-2. However, an eight-goal deficit was the closest the Ironmen would come to tying the game.

The Seals rattled off three straight goals to end the third quarter and started the fourth with another tally for a 14-2 advantage.

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