Men's lacrosse drops 16-3 decision at Greensboro

Men's lacrosse drops 16-3 decision at Greensboro

The Oglethorpe men's lacrosse team fell to 3-3 on the season Saturday afternoon in North Carolina, losing to the homestanding Greensboro Pride 16-3. The Stormy Petrels scored just one goal over the final three quarters, allowing Greensboro to pull away for the victory.

The Petrels stayed in the game early in the first quarter. Though the Pride scored the opener, freshman attackman Jazz Washington and senior attackman Cam Ritter scored back-to-back tallies within 20 seconds of each other to give Oglethorpe a 2-1 lead at the 12:10 mark. Greensboro finished the period on a three-goal run, though, then extended that to 10 straight markers through the end of the third quarter as the Petrels could not find the net while the home side slowly expanded their lead. Washington got on the board again with 13:33 to go in the contest, but the Pride held an 11-3 lead by then. Greensboro finished by scoring the final five goals of the game.

Washington's two goals led the way for the Petrels, while freshman middie Carsen Van Note added six ground balls. Sophomore goalie Addison Irwin totaled 18 saves on 34 shots faced. 

The Petrels turned the ball over 29 times and were successful on 17 of 28 clear attempts. They were also outshot 34-12 on goal. The visitors did win 12 of 22 faceoffs, with Van Note winning 9 of 15.

Oglethorpe will be back in action Wednesday evening when they host LaGrange at the Oglethorpe Track and Field at 7 p.m. After that, they'll go back on the road to North Carolina to battle Methodist.