A Look at Lacrosse
On Saturday, Feb. 29, the men’s lacrosse team hosted the Pioneers from Transylvania University and after four quarters emerged victorious, 21-8. During the game, Noah Moderwell (’20) scored seven goals and had two assists which named him the All-Time Points record holder in Tiger history. Over the past four years, Moderwell has scored 129 goals with more of his senior season left to play.
The Tigers started off strong and went into halftime ahead, 9-4. But it was the third quarter that pushed the red and white out of the Pioneers reach as they put up eight goals and Transy went scoreless, rounding out their lead 17-4.
Not giving the Pioneers a chance to catch up, the Tigers scored four more goals and sealed their 21-8 victory.
Moderwell lead in points for the red and white with seven, Connor Rice (’21) lead in assists with three. Keeper, Max Cavellier (’21) had 12 saves in between the pipes and Tony LeBarge (’20) picked up 15 ground balls.
The Tigers will be heading out of town for spring break and will be facing off with Whittier College and Kean University on March 12 and 14.
This season has started off rocky for the women’s lacrosse team as they have lost a few players to injury. On Wednesday, Feb. 26 the Tigers took a tough loss in The Steemer to the Blue Streaks of John Carroll University, 25-12.
Wittenberg snagged the lead with 29:01 left to play when Gabby Zysik (’20) snuck the ball past the Blue Streaks’ keeper and lead 1-0. After that John Carroll managed two goals but Faith Meads (’20) got the ball and scored tying the game up, 2-2. The Tigers scored six more times in the first half but trailed at the half, 14-8.
The Blue Streaks quickly grabbed control of the game and the red and white struggled to catch back up. But in the second half, the red and white managed to score four more times with goals from Zysik, Libby Wadds (’23) and Sophie Weintraub (’23). Ultimately, Wittenberg fell short and lost, 25-12.
Overall, the Tigers managed 25 shots, picked up 10 ground balls, cleared the field 16 times and took six free position shots. When it came to drawing control the Tigers weren’t far behind the Blue Streaks with 18 to their 21. Starting goalie Abby Sammons (’21) had 10 saves in goal and the lead scorers for the red and white were Rachel Bernard (’20) and Zysik.
Up next, the Tigers will hosting Calvin University Knight’s on Friday, March 6 at 4 p.m. After that, the team is hitting the road for spring break and will be playing in Georgetown Texas against St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, IN and Southwestern University on March 10 and 11.