Men’s Lacrosse Falls Short in Lowest Scoring Game of Year
Mar 19, 2016
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque saw their potential game-tying goal saved in the final minute and came up short against Kalamazoo (Mich.), 5-4, on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Tyson Svoboda’s shot was saved with 31 seconds to go after a quick clear gave the Spartans (1-5) one last chance. Kalamazoo (2-1) ran the clock out and prevented UD from its first two-game win streak of the season.
UD kept it close in their lowest scoring affair of the season (nine combined goals) despite being outshot, 33-20. Spartan goalkeeper Kyle Mullins collected a game-high 12 saves and backed an offense that saw four different players score. Svoboda led the charge with one goal and one assist.
Down 5-3 heading into the fourth quarter, midfielder Icle Freeland cut the Hornet lead to one with 12:45 to go. Neither team converted down the stretch as the Spartans suffered their second, one-goal defeat this season.
Mimdfielder Joshua Berey-Wingate opened up the scoring a little over a minute into the game to give UD their first and only lead at 1-0. Two unanswered goals gave the Kalamazoo the lead going into the half, 2-1.
Berey-Wingate was solid defensively with a game-high 12 ground balls and won 8 of 12 faceoffs.
UD was playing their fourth game in the span of a week after competing in two games in Texas and Louisiana, respectively, over Spring Break.
The Spartans host Cornell this Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.