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Fighting Scots take on Concordia

April 16, 2018

Lily Guillen / The Courier

On Saturday, April 7, the Fighting Scots men’s lacrosse team traveled to Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. Though they were down a few key players to injuries, the Scots still battled hard. Despite their hard-fought effort, Monmouth fell to Concordia 14-0.

The Scots came out strong in the first quarter while letting one goal in early in the game. They then fought hard until letting two goals in during the final three minutes of the first quarter.

Concordia used that momentum coming into the second quarter and went on an eight-goal scoring streak. The Scots defense persevered and changed their game plan late in the half. Sophomore Ian Moles, who is the backup goalie, says, “Having Chase out with a concussion, I had to step up. It took me a half to get acclimated but I felt like by this time the defense and I were getting it.”

Monmouth came out of halftime with a new mindset and held the Falcons to only two goals in the third quarter. The offense still could not find the back of the net. The Falcons only scored one goal in the fourth quarter, finishing the game 14-0.

This game was very physical and aggressive, having a total of 14 penalties for 10 minutes in the penalty box. Sophomore Croy Seagren said, “I got a penalty for chirping and being too physical with a player on Concordia. I learned that it’s sometimes better to keep my mouth shut and play meaner and cleaner. I’ll be back and finish the season strong.”

Freshmen Jack Koenn says, “This loss doesn’t define us. They were a very chippy team that we had to fight with. We changed our game plan a little and will fight harder next time.”

The Scots play Cornell College in April Zorn on Saturday, April 14, at 12 P.M. and hope to have another win. Freshmen Matthew Colagrossi hopes to have a good crowd at this game and says, “This is one of the last home games we have and could really use some support. We thrive off fans so fill the bleachers and get rowdy. The louder the better.

Jeff Knapp
Contributing Writer

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