Men's Lacrosse Slowed By Benedictine
Mar 9, 2019
LISLE, Ill. – On a cold and rainy day, the University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse team was slowed down by the Benedictine Eagles in a 14-3 defeat.
After getting out to a hot start in their last game, the Spartans started out slow against Benedictine. It was 12-0 in favor of the Eagles until the Spartans were finally able to get on the board with a man advantage goal from Tanner Weis with 1:20 left in the third quarter. However, Benedictine would get that goal right back as they scored right before the third quarter buzzer with one second left.
UD would open up the fourth quarter with the first two goals of the quarter, both coming from Tanner Weis to give him a hat trick and UD’s only three goals as UD would be held scoreless for the final 5:47. To go along with his three goals, Weis added two ground balls and one caused turnover.
Andre Wagner and Nick Wallace led UD with six and five ground ball, respectively. Wallace would add a team-high two caused turnovers to go with his five ground balls.
Samuel Kopecky got the start in the net for the Spartans on Saturday, coming up with 14 saves over the game’s 60 minutes, he also scooped up one ground ball.
The Spartans scored on one of four of their extra-man opportunities, while they held the Eagles scores during their two extra-man chances.
The Spartans will travel up to Michigan over spring break for games against Adrian (Mar. 12) and Kalamazoo (Mar. 15).