SAVANNAH, Ga. (March 19, 2021) – The Webber International University men’s lacrosse program played in its third straight road game, and in the end, the Warriors led 9-7 entering the fourth quarter before falling by a final score of 10-9 at nationally-recognized SCAD Savannah on Friday afternoon.
Webber fell behind 3-0 to start the game and trailed 4-2 after the first quarter despite goals by Brycen Ortiz and Tapia.
The Warriors then opened up the second quarter with three straight goals to take a 5-4 lead as Tapia scored his second goal and was followed by back-to-back goals by Jackson both assisted by Nelson.
With 6:14 left before halftime, a goal by Alex West broke a 5-5 tie to put the Warriors up by one again, and the 6-5 Webber lead would hold until halftime.
After a goal by the Bees in the first minute of the third quarter, neither team scored again until a goal by the Warriors’ Cade Bullard on the third assist of the game by Nelson put Webber up 7-6 with 3:53 left in the period.
SCAD answered back only eight seconds later to tie it up again at 7-7, but the third goal of the game by Tapia with 1:46 on the clock followed by the third goal by Jackson put the Warriors up 9-7 with only 10 minutes left to play.
Unfortunately, SCAD scored a man-up goal with 8:39 left to play, scored again with 7:17 left to tie it at 9-9, and then scored the game winner with 5:03 remaining.
Webber would not get a shot attempt off to try and tie the game until with only 1:31 left when Tapia missed wide, and then with 1:02 left, West had a shot saved by the Bees’ goalkeeper Benny Goldberg.
Goldberg and Webber’s goalkeeper, Brad Taylor, both finished with 11 saves while playing all 60 minutes, but it was Goldberg who ultimately allowed only one less goal.
Webber finished 23-for-26 on clears while SCAD was 19-for-21, and turnovers were pretty even as Webber had 21 and SCAD had 18. However, two big differences in the game were the Warriors going 0-for-6 on extra man opportunities while SCAD was 1-for-7, and face-offs being 16-7 in favor of the Bees.
It was also Webber’s final road game of the regular season as Webber is now 2-5 overall and 2-4 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference while SCAD improved to 1-0 after what was its season opener. The Warriors are also now 0-4 on the road during their inaugural season.
After its second scrimmage this season against NCAAA Division-II Flagler College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, Webber will return home for its final two games of the regular season, starting with Montreat College (N.C.) at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27.