Men’s, women’s lacrosse open their 2019 seasons

No. 3 women win opener, fall to No. 2 Adelphi; men fall to No. 6 Tampa, defeat Montevallo

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Grace Glinecki goes for a goal during a preseason game against the Scotland Senior National Team on Feb. 10 at Moccasin Field.

 Avery Mariotti

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

The women started off their season with a 19-7 win against Rockhurst University on Feb. 14.

Junior Sarah Grady scored the first goal for the Mocs only twenty-two seconds into the game. The team took a 9-0 run until the 13th minute when Hannah Miller scored for the Hawks. At half time, the Mocs where ahead 14-4. 

Freshman Brenna Smith scored her first collegiate goal early in the second half with Grace Glinecki following just minutes later. The Mocs went on a 3-0 run over the next ten minutes. Clair Goessling scored the last two goals for the Hawks within the last three minutes of the game. 

Seven of the players scored multiple goals at the end of the game. Freshman Patricia Werker totaled 18:38 minutes in the net and made three saves. The Mocs acquired 41 ground balls and won 22 of 27 draw controls.

The Mocs took on Adelphi on Feb. 24. Adelphi took control early on, scoring three goals within the first 10 minutes of the game. Riley Bannatyne scored an assisted goal by Aubrianna Benedeto in the 11th minute of the game. At the half, the Mocs were down 4-7. 

Glinecki opened the second half with a goal for the Mocs. Julia Couch and Smith also scored early on closing the gap. The Panthers recorded three more goals in the half, increasing their lead 11-7. Glinecki and Grady scored one more time before the final buzzer ended the game with a 9-11 loss. 

“I thought it was a very competitive game and a great day to play lacrosse,” Coach Webber said. “I think we had every opportunity to win the game today.” 

MEN’S LACROSSE

Men’s lacrosse started off their season against University of Tampa on Feb. 16. 

The Mocs scored in the 15th minute of the game as Kyle Silverstein took an assist from Carson Wallace. The lead fell as Tampa charged three straight goals in a matter of three and a half minutes. Silverstein took another goal pulling the Mocs within one goal of the Spartans. At the end of the first half, the Mocs were down by six.

Goals by Sean Nolan and Skyler Sarkisian in the early second half cut the Spartans lead to four. Tampa would go on a four goal run taking their lead 15-8. The teams went back and forth during the fourth quarter, trading off goals. The Mocs would end the game on a four goal run, ultimately coming up short in the 14-17 loss. 

The team found victory on the road as they traveled to Alabama to take on Montevallo on Feb. 24.

Florida Southern opened up the game with the first two goals. The Mocs dominated the second quarter as they scored six of the seven goals. At the half, the Mocs were up 9-4. 

For the second half, the Mocs made a total of 11 more goals to end the game at 20-12. Jeff Atlas had a game-leading five goals. Nolan, Sarkisian, Joe Appio, Dalton Simpson, Liam Winwood, Andrew Medeiros, Kyle Silerstien and Austen Lison all scored for the Mocs. 

The team will take on Emmanuel at 4 p.m. this Sunday at Moccasin Field. 

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