ERIE, Pa. — Gannon University claimed 15-6 victories over both Penn State Behrend and Mt. San Antonio College at home in the Carneval Athletic Pavilion.
Against Mt San Antonio, Nick Williams (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge Island) and Ethan Hamp (Chicago, Ill./Von Steuben) each led Gannon with four goals apiece.
Williams led off the match with his 101st goal of his career to make it 1-0 as both Gannon and Mt. San Antonio tallied two goals apiece in the first eight minutes of play.
Gilberto Millan (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico/Colegio San Jose) put the Golden Knights up 3-2 to start the second quarter. Williams made it back-to-back Gannon goals for a 4-2 lead prior to Gannon concluding the first half with a 9-3 lead.
Hamp got the scoring started in the second half with a liner at the 7:40 mark as the Golden Knights went on a 4-0 run that included goals from Williams, Tony Squeglia (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) and Evan Wujcik (Erie, Pa./McDowell).
Gannon and Mt. San Antonio each tallied two goals apiece in the fourth quarter to conclude the scoring.
In the late game, Penn State Behrend notched the first two goals of the match before Zarko Sadikovic (Nis, Serbia/GTS Neimar) got the Golden Knights on the board at the 2:37 mark of the first quarter.
Trailing 2-1 after the first quarter, the Golden Knights exploded in the second quarter with eight goals.
Sadikovic ignited the run with a goal at the 7:33 mark of the quarter, while Williams produced three of the eight goals in the second quarter and helped Gannon to a 9-4 halftime lead.
Gannon outscored the Lions 5-1 in the third quarter and took a 14-5 lead the final quarter.
Jack Donnelly (Temecula, Calif./Chaparral) scored the only goal of the final period for Gannon.
The Golden Knights were 15-of-33 on shots and four-of-11 on man-up chances against Penn State Behrend as Millan, Sadikovic and Williams led the way with hat-tricks. Gannon’s defense held the Lions to a six-for-28 performance from the field, including a one-for-15 mark on man-up opportunities.
In the history of the Gannon program, Williams tied Brennan Lodge for 11th all-time at the university with 103 career goals. Further, Millan tied Greg Naranjo for fifth at Gannon in career goals as he now has 147 markers.
Release courtesy Gannon University Athletics Communications