Terriers outlast men’s lacrosse in shootout

Dominique Daniels, Staff Writer

Coming into Saturday, March 21’s bout versus Boston University, the men’s lacrosse team was on fire. Winners of four straight, the Orange and Blue looked to continue their good fortune. Both the Terriers and the Bison were fighting for the top spot in the Patriot League standings with league records over .500. The pressure came to a blow in Saturday’s rivalry. The Bison kept the game close, with many neck-and-neck scoring margins, however, the team was not able to finish on top, as they lost to Boston U by a sore of 11-9.

This match was a game of runs. There were numerous multi-goal runs by each team. The Terriers finished off the game with a three-goal run themselves. The Bison started the game off hot with a two goal stretch led by Sean Doyle ’16 and Ryan Joseph ’15, hitting the back of the net.

The score flip-flopped into half time as the Bison went into the locker room down 6-5. Joseph said the Bison used half time to both, “gather themselves and gameplan correctly. Half-time adjustments are the deciding factor in great games.”

David Dickson ’15 opened up the second half with a great shot to tie the game at six. Boston U responded with two goals in just over two minutes. Down two in the fourth quarter, the Bison fought right back. Led by Dickson, they tallied three straight goals to take their first lead since the second quarter.

It seemed as if both teams fed off one another, as only nine seconds after the Bison’s go-ahead goal, the Terriers scored to tie it up at nine. They would eventually score two more goals to put the Bison away. The Terriers held the advantage in shots and ground balls. The Bison were also hurt by eight penalties.

The Bison look to move forward and get back on track against Army on March 28.

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