Men’s lacrosse falls just short of Delaware

Samantha Woolford, Staff Writer

It was a hard-fought battle against the University of Delaware on Feb. 7 for the men’s lacrosse team. It seemed that the victory was going to come easily after the first quarter, with the Bison having 17 shots on goal, five of them hitting the back of the net, and Delaware only managing to get one shot. Ryan Joseph ’15 scored early in the first quarter and scored again a few minutes later. Along with three other goals from Will Sands ’18, Thomas Flibotte ’16, and Sean Doyle ’16, the team was five up on Delaware going into the second quarter.

Early into the second quarter, the Orange and Blue played a man-down, and Delaware capitalized on that, scoring their first goal of the game. Each team had eight shots on goal; however, Delaware pulled through and scored three times, and the Bison only scored twice. Joseph also scored again, getting a hat trick.

The third quarter began with a back and forth scoring battle between the two teams, but Delaware ended up scoring six goals before the Bison answered with four. Flibotte got another hat trick. The Bison were winning 11-9 going into the final quarter.

The game was closer than first expected. Unfortunately, Delaware scored twice, tying up the score, 11-11, with less than half the quarter to go. With a little over four minutes to go, Delaware scored again, sealing their win. Delaware led in ground balls, 27-26, and won 13 of the 25 face-offs. Bucknell had a 40-28 shots on goal advantage.

On Feb. 14, the Orange and Blue will face off against Bryant University at home at 12 p.m.

 

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