Men’s Lacrosse Suffers Major Defeat in Louisiana

Mar 16, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. – The University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse team trailed by no more than three goals for the first three quarters, but the Millsaps (Miss.) Majors pulled away behind five unanswered goals in the fourth period as the Spartans fell, 17-9, on Wednesday afternoon.

Despite being outshot 37-21 through three periods, the Spartans (1-4) kept it within three goals for most of the game and faced just a 12-9 deficit heading into the fourth quarter. Millsaps (5-4) went on a run and scored five goals on 12 shots while holding UD scoreless on a mere three shots.

The Spartans were outshot 49-24 on the game, but stayed in it thanks to goalkeeper Kyle Mullins’ (1-4) game-high 17 saves.

Midfielder Joshua Berey-Wingate and attacker Tyson Svoboda each scored a team-high two goals with Berey-Wingate adding seven ground balls and finishing 14 of 27 on faceoff attempts.

Newcomers attacker Michael Julius and midfielder Joseph Furnstahl each dished out two assists.

Berey-Wingate opened the Spartan scoring late in the first quarter to cut the Millsaps deficit to 3-1. Four Spartans scored five goals, including two by Svoboda, to conclude the half with a 7-6 deficit to the Majors.

Millsaps were led by Jack Houtz’s six goals on 13 shots.

The Spartans return home from their two-game Spring Break trip this Saturday, March 19 to face Kalamazoo College (Mich.) at 1:00 p.m. It will be their fourth game in the last seven days.