Comeback Bid for Men's Lacrosse Falls Short
March 15, 2014
EASTON, Pa. - Boston University knocked off Lafayette 12-7 in a Patriot League contest on Saturday afternoon at Fisher Stadium. The Terriers would move to 1-6 overall and 1-2 in league play while the Leopards fell to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
Lafayette held a 35-33 advantage in shots and an 11-9 edge in saves. BU won 14 of the 22 faceoffs for the game. Both teams picked up 28 groundballs in the contest.
The Terriers and Leopards were deadlocked at 0-0 for the majority of the first quarter before Boston would find the back of the cage four times in the final 5:26 of the quarter to take a 4-0 lead. The Terriers would tack on another goal eight seconds into the second quarter to go up 5-0. Kevin Lewis got the Leopards on the board with the lone Lafayette goal of the half at the 8:33 mark in the second period. BU would add another tally before halftime to go into the break leading 6-1.
Lafayette responded at the start of the third quarter with three goals in the span of 49 seconds. Cory Scheuerle scored at the 13:56 mark followed by Robert Orazietti with a tally 38 seconds later on a feed from Jason Sands. Just 11 seconds later, Sonny Round found the back of the net on an assist from Brendan Gover to pull the Leopards within two with 13:07 remaining in the third. Boston would score two of its own before Scheuerle netted his second goal of the quarter on a pass from Lewis to make it 8-5 in favor of the Terriers.
In the fourth quarter, John Floyd scored 34 seconds in to cut the Boston lead to 8-6. The teams would remain scoreless over the next 10 minutes of play before BU would add another goal. Round would answer with his second goal of the game to make it 9-7 with 2:56 to play. That would be the closest the Leopards would get as Boston would add three goals over the final 2:42 to push the score to the 12-7 final.
Jake Hyatt made 11 saves in the loss while the Terriers goalkeeper, Christian Carson, stopped nine shots. Matt Evans and Gover led the Leopards with five groundballs apiece. Evans paced the Lafayette defense with four caused turnovers. For the Terriers, Sam Talkow had a game-high eight groundballs and Greg Wozniak had three caused turnovers for the BU defense.
The Leopards return to action next Saturday when they travel to Baltimore, Md. to face Loyola with the opening faceoff scheduled for 1 p.m.
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