Section: Sports

Men’s lacrosse shuts out Wabash Little Giants 25-0

by Rebecca Dann

The men’s lacrosse team had two triumphant North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) wins this past week, improving their overall record to 6-4 and conference record to 3-1. The Lords defeated first-year team Wabash College this past Saturday 25-0, which marks the largest shutout victory in Kenyon men’s lacrosse history. Kenyon out-shot their opponents 75-13, and many Lords displayed impressive performances. Robert Jacobs ’17 made a total of six goals, while Nicky Lenard ’15 contributed a total of four goals and one assist. Several Kenyon players were also able to produce their first goals of the season: Josh Galardi ’18 and Chris Ferraro ’18 both managed to score two goals against the Little Giants, the first of which for each was his first goal of the season. Rob Guldenschuh ’18 also contributed his first goal of the season.

The Lords then took on the College of Wooster this past Tuesday and won 15-8. Kenyon trailed their opponent throughout the first three quarters, playing a game of catch-up. By the end of the first quarter, the Fighting Scots were winning 5-4, and by the time halftime came around Wooster had managed to gain another point on the Lords to lead 6-4. During the third quarter, Kenyon and Wooster both managed to add two points to their scores, allowing the Fighting Scots to maintain their two-point lead. As the fourth quarter started the Lords then began to gain momentum and play offensively,  scoring an impressive nine goals while keeping Wooster from scoring any.

Within the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, Jacobs scored the Lords’ first of nine goals of the quarter, assisted by Lenard. Less than a minute later, Jacobs scored another goal, tying the score 8-8. Just a minute after that, Alex Lopez ’17 scored Kenyon’s third goal of the fourth quarter, bringing the Lords into the lead for the first time all game. Jacobs scored his third goal of the fourth quarter again just a minute after Lopez, increasing Kenyon’s lead to 10-8. Lopez followed Jacobs and scored two more goals within less than 60 seconds to bring the score to 12-8.

“I was glad I scored those goals when I did,” Lopez said. “I felt like it helped the team keep the momentum we had going into the second half that led to a solid team win.

First year Jonah Florence ’18, assisted by Pat Kim ’15, scored the Lord’s seventh goal of the fourth with seven minutes remaining in the quarter. Jacobs would go on to score his fourth goal of the quarter to bring the score to 14-8, and Lenard scored the last goal of the game, bringing the final score to 15-8.

“We were playing great offense, and I was the recipient of some very nice passes from my teammates,” Jacobs said. “I have them to thank for the goals.”

The Lords will play Wittenberg University this Saturday. in Springfield, Ohio.


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