#5 Men’s Lacrosse Soars Past Skyhawks, 26-4
BABSON PARK, Fla. (March 25, 2023) – The Webber International University men’s lacrosse team recorded its 10th victory of the season and third-in-a-row after a dominating 26-4 performance over Point University. It was the Warriors’ second win over the Skyhawks on the season but first in conference play.
The Warriors (10-1 overall, 5-1 AAC) rifled off a whopping 56 shots in total while limiting the Skyhawks (2-11, 0-6) to just 23. Webber’s defense forced Point into 22 turnovers and won 20 of the 32 total face-offs.
The Warriors took no time putting their stamp on the game as they scored early and often to begin the first quarter. Seven-straight goals from Webber, all by different goal-scorers earned them an early 7-0 lead. The dominance continued as the Warriors scored 10 in total for the first quarter, with Jeremiah Loo and Cade McCarron both tallying two in the period.
Point scored its first goal just seconds before the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was more of the same as Webber continued to extend its lead. Loo and Dillon Ziemba earned their hat-tricks in the second quarter as did Nick Sheaffer who netted three times in the period.
The Skyhawks scored the first goal after halftime but still trailed 17-3. The Warriors then scored five more in quarter number three as Tapia earned his hat-trick as well and Brycen Ortiz netted his first of the game.
Webber outscored the Skyhawks 4-1 for the final quarter of play, including Loo’s fifth and sixth goals of the game as well as Ortiz’s second of the game and fourth of the year.
Loo led the Warriors in both goals with six and points with eight, as well as tying with McCarron for the most assists on the team with two. Sheaffer finished with four goals scored followed by McCarron, Tapia, and Ziemba each with three. Chase Jackson ended with two goals and an assist on the day while Ortiz netted twice as well.
Defensively, Cameron Paleski led the team in caused turnovers with three. He added two ground balls as well. Hunter Scott led the team in ground balls with 11, however, and won 15 of his 22 face-off attempts. Jackson recorded four ground balls while Chuck Lower tallied three.
The Warriors have another tough test coming up as they matchup with No. 4 University of the Cumberlands in another conference-showdown between top-10 teams. It will also be Senior Day for the Warriors and their final home-game of the season on Saturday, April 1st at 2 p.m. on the Warrior Turf Field.