Men’s lacrosse defeats Ohio Wesleyan 9-8

By Annette Godwin
March 31, 2018

The starting lineup for the Cavaliers Photo by Annette Godwin.

On Wednesday, March 14, at 4 p.m., the Cabrini men’s lacrosse team defeated Ohio Wesleyan University.

With the win, the Cavaliers pushed themselves to 5-0 record on the season.

Cabrini and Ohio Wesleyan met up for a nationally ranked matchup. The Cavs were ranked #5 at the time, while the Battling Bishops stood at #15. 

Despite some snow and wind, the Cavs could not be stopped from setting a season high 47 shots.

“They played well, but they have to play better,” head coach Steven Colfer said.

With 13:40 on the clock in the first half, sophomore Matt LoParo scored the first goal for the blue and white. Soon after the Cavaliers first goal, the opposing team followed up with a score of their own with 8:57 remaining on the clock.

Ohio Wesleyan did not give in easy, scoring again with only 1:23 on the clock. Cabrini managed to come back from a deficit, as sophomore Ty Kostack scored.

The Cavaliers started the half hot with a goal from junior Timmy Brooks at the 14 minute mark. Shortly after Brooks’ goal, Ohio Wesleyan had another answer. 

After a tough fought, back and forth battle, the Cavaliers ultimately went on to take the match, winning 9-8.

“I felt good personally,” Ethan Trusty, senior business management major, said. “The team felt good. We prepared for this. We knew they was going to be a good team. We were ready to make a quick turn around from are last game on Sunday. The game begins on Wednesday, getting ready to get at it give everything we got.”

“This win is pretty big,” Trusty said. “Coach always says that the most important game is the next game.” 

The Cavaliers pulled ahead by one point. Photo by Annette Godwin.

“They made it our place to win the game. They should be congratulated for that,” Colfer said. “It’s just not good enough, but at the end of the day, we made enough plays to win. At this time of year, we just have to pull up wins.”

“I felt it was a very tough, fast, physical game. We played scrappy just as much as they did,” Trusty said.

“They were very impressive and athletic, which made us be more athletic,” Trusty said. “We pick up our slack when we made mistakes and turnovers, but I thought we came together.” 

“Our mentality is the most important thing,” Jordan Krug, a junior marketing major with a minor in international business, said.  “We don’t look past anybody. We are going to have the same mentality and fight together to win.”

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