Lacrosse continues conference play
March 31, 2017
Michelle Ravel / The Courier
The men traveled to Cornell College on March 22 for some conference play. Cornell came into the game with just two losses on the season got off to a hot start against the Fighting Scots. Monmouth would surrender seven goals in the first quarter without scoring a goal of their own. They fought hard but were unable to stop Cornell’s Braedon Geraghty who scored seven goals in the game. The Scots received their help from Thomas Van Alstine, Croy Seagren, and Jerry Ivie, all scoring one goal apiece for Monmouth. The men scored their first goal in the middle of the third by an unassisted goal by Jerry Ivie. Monmouth would go down against Cornell by a score of 16-3.
On Tuesday 28, the Scots would host The University of Dubuque. Dubuque, a record of 5-4, would be a tough test for the Scots. The men would lose 7-5 but the first year team didn’t go down easily. Monmouth’s Joe Incorvati would get off to a hot start scoring a goal just a minute and a half into the game. The Scots would then surrender two unanswered goals in the first leaving the Scots down 2-1 after the first. A goal early in the second by Monmouth’s Thomas Van Alstine would even things up at two. Dubuque would strike back before half, scoring two goals, going up 4-2. The third quarter was all for the Scots as they fired in three unanswered goals to take a lead into the fourth 5-4. Monmouth was unable to hold on as they surrendered three goals in the fourth and two late goals and ended up losing 7-5.
Over the weekend the women hosted two games losing both, but showing great fight and improvement over the weekend. On Saturday the women faced Beloit College. Kara-Jade Gordon would put the Scots on the board first with her team leading 19th goal of the season. They would hold the lead for a few minutes before giving up a goal five minutes into the game. Beloit would then score four more goals to go up 5-1 on Monmouth. Monmouth’s Rachael Leifheit would contribute a goal, assisted by Kara-Jade Gordon. Monmouth would end up losing 12-4, but they got back on the field Sunday to face Concordia of Wisconsin. Kara-Jade Gordon would get another goal on the weekend early in the game. Ashley Castellanos would contribute late in the 1st with an exciting goal. The Scots would go down to Concordia 14-2.