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ERAU Men Fall 17-10 to Anderson Despite Dwyer Alum Kerr’s 21 Saves

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via ERAU press release/website


RV Anderson Holds off Men’s Lacrosse, 17-10

ANDERSON, S.C. – The Embry-Riddle men’s lacrosse team put up a fight at RV Anderson, especially in the first half, but the Eagles (0-2) ultimately fell to the Trojans (2-1), 17-10, on Saturday.
In his first action of 2024, Isaiah Hines paced the Eagles offensively, racking up three goals on six shots to go along with a pair of assists and ground balls each. Pete Abbes and Marcus Needham both added two goals, while Trey DringChristopher Harper and Coleman Jacobs all found the back of the net. 
After a strong performance in the second half last week, Reid Kerr held down the start in net, collecting 21 saves on 53 shots from the Trojans, as he stayed the course for all 60 minutes.
ERAU jumped out of the gates early as Abbes put the Blue & Gold up 1-0 with his second goal of the young season. The rest of the first frame featured each side trading goals to a 2-2 standstill after the first 15 minutes, including Hines’ first of the year from a pass by Joe Anderson.
Into the second frame, the Eagles continued to battle in a physical game with the Trojans. Jacobs evened the ledger at 3-3 at the 11:47 mark. After AU netted another, Abbes and Hines went back-to-back to give the visiting Eagles a 5-4 advantage. Hines assisted on Abbes’ goal, then netted his own solo. Though Anderson retook the lead towards the waining moments of the half, Needham found payday with help from Anderson with just 45 ticks left on the clock to knot things up at 6-6 into the break.
Anderson, however, came out of halftime with three quick goals in succession within the first four minutes of the third. Down 9-6, the Eagles once again kept battling back, as Hines and Needham both connected on shots to pull within one score by the 5:18 mark. Jacobs assisted on both ERAU goals as well.
But the Trojans used two late goals in the third and five more in the fourth, including two in a man-down scenario, to assume a 16-8 lead in the final quarter. Harper and Dring upped the scoreboard late, however, giving ERAU its 10 goals on the afternoon.
After the loss, the Eagles will return home for a showdown with RV North Greenville on Saturday at noon at the ERAU Lacrosse Field.