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Sports Briefs

Men’s Lacrosse

By Nina Zimmerman | Sports Editor

Senior Day proved especially sweet for the men’s lacrosse team, which triumphed over the Hiram College Terriers 19-4 on Saturday, April 12.

All five of the team’s seniors started, with three of them making an impact on offense. Zach Arlia ’14, Caleb Florence ’14 and Dan Muller ’14 scored two goals apiece, while on defense, Brendan Casey ’14 and Victor Progar ’14 each caused a turnover.

Riding momentum from their dominant win over Hiram, Kenyon took on the College of Wooster yesterday afternoon. Despite striking first and carrying a 3-2 lead into halftime, the Lords ultimately fell 4-7 in a contest that went back and forth in the first half. A goal by Alex Lopez ’17 38 seconds before halftime gave Kenyon a one-goal lead. However, the Fighting Scots surged ahead late in the second half, scoring four goals in the final 22 minutes of play and earning the victory.

Kenyon’s record now stands at 8-6 overall and 3-3 in conference. The Lords travel to Greencastle, Ind. this weekend to play DePauw University on Saturday, April 19 in their final game of the regular season.


By John Bray | Staff Writer

Consistency has been a point of emphasis all spring for the Lords golf team, and over the weekend they inched closer to attaining it. The Lords shot rounds of 304 and 307 en route to a third-place finish out of nine teams in the Ted Barclay Invitational.

“I have been talking to the team all season about consistency, and I think the team is getting to that point in their games now,” Head Coach Grant Wallace said.

In Saturday’s opening round, four out of five Lords scored in the 70s on the par-71 course. Alex Blickle ’15 led the way with 74, with Jordan Harlacher ’16 close behind at 76.

Sunday’s second round was much of the same for the Lords, with Blickle shooting a 74 and Jacob Fait ’16 netting a 73, an improvement on his first-round score by three strokes.

After all the scores were tallied, the Lords captured third place behind conference foes Wittenberg University and Denison University.

“With seven teams in our conference there, [the meet] helps show where we stand currently,” Wallace said. “This should give us good momentum heading into conferences.”

This weekend the Lords’ starters will get a rest before conferences while the rest of the team participates in the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Cougar Golf Classic.

Women’s Lacrosse

By Reed Dickerson | Staff Writer

Despite a blowout win last Wednesday, April 9, the women’s lacrosse team wasn’t able to carry its momentum over to the weekend. The Ladies went up against Allegheny College this past Saturday, falling to the Gators by a final score of 12-6.

Kenyon jumped ahead to an early 3-2 lead, but a series of four Allegheny goals before the end of the first half gave the Gators a 6-3 advantage at halftime.

“[The early goals] really gave us momentum heading in, but then Allegheny came out real physical and really took over the game that second half,” Head Coach Meredith Buzzi said.

The Ladies didn’t get their next goal until the 17-minute mark in the second half, when Caroline Shipman ’15 and Amy Morgan ’14 scored within two-and-a-half minutes of each other. Co-Captain Alex Bair ’14 scored the last Kenyon goal of the game, after another string of four Allegheny goals.

This loss now puts the Ladies at 8-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play. The Ladies visit the College of Wooster this Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.

“We just want to make sure our stick skills are sharp and we can implement the game plan we want to run,” Buzzi said.


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