Men’s lacrosse defeated by Boston University 13-9

Maggie Wyngowski, Contributing Writer

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The Bison men’s lacrosse team lost to the Boston University Terriers by a final score of 13-9 on March 16 at Nickerson Field in Boston. The Orange and Blue displayed a strong first half, leading 5-3 at halftime. However, in the second half, the Bison lagged behind Boston’s 10-goal scoring burst and only produced four of their own.

 

Will Yorke ’20 led the Bison in scoring with three goals. Ryan Durkin ’19 scored a pair of goals while Tommy Sopko ’21, Alston Tarry ’22, and Matthew Barkauskas ’22 each added one goal and two assists.  However, the Bison did not have an answer for BU’s 8-1 run to finish the game.

 

“We started the game off strong and got up on them early, but we lost steam and let them back in the game,” Yorke said.

 

“Lacrosse is such a fast-paced game which means every second can be critical for the outcome of the game, and today Boston made more plays than we did,” Sopko said.

 

Bison goalie Christian Klipstein ’19 had 12 saves in goal. The Terriers dominated the Orange and Blue in the faceoff circle, winning 19 out of 26 opportunities, and outshooting the Bison 46-36.

 

The Bison currently hold a 2-6 overall record and a 1-2 record in Patriot League play. They continue to play more conference games in the upcoming weeks, and the members of the team are confident they can turn their hard work into more winning opportunities.

 

“[We’re] very optimistic about our season. We have had a poor start to the season; however, all of our goals are still in front of us, and we are still extremely confident that this team can win a Patriot League Championship,” Sopko said.

 

The Bison will return to the field on March 23 at 1 p.m. when they host the Loyola Greyhounds in another Patriot League matchup.

 

“We are going to rebound strong this week in practice and we’ll be ready for Loyola,” Yorke said.

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