With the score tied at 9-9, the Marlins scored an unassisted goal with 64 seconds remaining to earn the victory.
VWU won the ensuing faceoff but Chris Wolford caused a turnover to give SU the ball back with 52 seconds left. Following a timeout, the Hornets missed the cage wide on a shot with 17 seconds left and the Marlins tossed the ball the length of the field on their clearing attempt.
Hornets goalkeeper Michael Beutel picked up the groundball on the errant pass, but it was too late to mount another offensive attempt.
VWU struck first with an unassisted Jason Thibeault goal at the 13:58 mark.
The Marlins held off the Hornets' attack in the second and evened the score up 3-3 going into the break.
SU came out of halftime strong and posted a 5-1 run to take a 9-4 lead with 5:02 left in the third. Ryan Schott and Chris Baker recorded two goals each during the stretch while Logan Clingerman and Weaver both added goals to give the Hornets that five-goal advantage.
The Marlins answered with two goals of their own in the final three minutes of the third quarter and would carry that momentum into the final stanza with four more goals.
Goals: Weaver 3, Schott 2, C. Baker 2
Assists: Schott 2, Weaver, Brooks, Levins, C. Baker
Saves: Beutel 23
BY THE NUMBERS
Shots: SU 38, VWU 56
Groundballs: SU 33, VWU 35
Faceoffs: VWU 16-of-22
Clears: SU 27-of-32, VWU 18-of-23
Turnovers: SU 19, VWU 23