#10 Webber Warriors Stomp Saints to Remain Unbeaten
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (February 26, 2023) – After participating in the NAIA Invitational, the Webber International University men’s lacrosse team traveled to Kentucky to battle the Saints of Thomas More University on Saturday morning. The Warriors made light work of the Saints as they took a 20-6 victory to remain perfect in 2023 thus far.
The Warriors (5-0 overall) held the majority of possession in the game as they won 21 of the 28 total face-offs and scooped up 27 ground balls compared to the nine of Thomas More (0-3).
Beau Masters opened the scoring for the Warriors, tallying his first goal of the season on an assist by Chase Jackson. Less than a minute later, Brycen Ortiz netted his first goal of the year as well to double the Warrior-lead. Webber went on to outscore the Saints, 7-2, in total for the first quarter as Jeremiah Loo scored twice.
Loo netted a man-up goal less than 30 seconds into quarter number two, earning his hat-trick early on. There were four total goals in the second quarter, ony one of which was scored by Thomas More as Nick Sheaffer scored his first of the game followed by another man-up goal, this time by Houston Finlayson. The Warriors held a solid seven-goal lead, 10-3, at halftime.
It was more of the same for the Warriors in the second half as they continued to score goals and extend their lead. Webber put five more on the board in the third quarter as Philip Scopano joined Masters and Ortiz in scoring his first goal of the year. Blake Nelson got in on the scoring as well and Loo picked up goal number four on the day.
The Warriors tallied five more goals in the final quarter to help seal the victory as Jack Ostrander scored his first goal of the season and sophomore Luke Pallone netted the first goal of his collegiate career with 11 seconds left on the game clock.
Jackson led the Warriors with a goal and seven assists for a total of eight points, tying his single-game season-high. Loo led the team in goals scored with four followed by Connor Herring, Nicholas Cordero, Sheaffer and Finlayson all with two goals each. Both Pallone and Hunter Scott finished with team-high five ground balls. Pallone finished 10-of-11 from the spot while Scott ended 6-of-7.
Webber now has a week-long break before heading to No. 7 Tennessee Wesleyan University for its Appalachian Athletic Conference opener on Saturday, March 4th at 2 p.m. The Warriors then face another top-10 matchup in the form of No. 1 Reinhardt University on the road on Tuesday, March 7th at 7 p.m.