BABSON PARK, Fla. (March 9, 2021) – The Webber International University men’s lacrosse team earned its second win in program history with a 12-9 upset victory over nationally-recognized St. Andrews University on Tuesday on the Warrior Turf Field.
With the win, Webber improved to above .500 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference at 2-1 and got back to .500 overall at 2-2. St. Andrews, meanwhile, which is currently receiving votes in the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, fell to 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.
Brad Taylor finished with 13 saves in goal and made some tremendous stops throughout the game.
With Webber leading 8-5 entering the fourth quarter, St. Andrews scored twice within a 30-second span to get within one at 8-7 still with 13 minutes left to play.
Then with seven minutes left, Jackson scored a nice goal to make it 9-7, and then Christian Tapia scored with 4:37 left to make it 10-7.
On the ensuing faceoff, Becker won the faceoff and immediately took the ball down the field and scored in four seconds to make it 11-7.
Then after a goal by St. Andrews with 2:05 left to play, Becker again won the faceoff and scored only three seconds later to make it 12-8.
Earlier in the game, Webber led 2-0 on goals by Kew and Houston Finlayson in the first four minutes of the first quarter, and then led it 3-0 at the end of the period after another goal by Kew with six minutes left in the frame.
The Warriors then led it 6-1 with five minutes left in the second quarter after back-to-back goals by West assisted by Jackson, followed by the first goal of the game by Becker.
A goal by Blake Nelson followed by the third goal of the day from Kew made it 8-3 Warriors with 6:30 left in the third quarter before St. Andrews scored twice to close the period. Those two goals coupled with the Knights’ two goals to start the fourth quarter made it interesting before Jackson’s quick goal after winning the faceoff gave Webber some much needed breathing room.
In addition to his three goals and going 14-for-19 on face-offs, Becker also recorded an impressive nine groundballs while Jack Ostrander added six and Dane Fasano led the Warriors with three caused turnovers.
With its second win of the year under its belt, the Warriors will now have their first multi-day road trip in program history. Webber will first play at No. 1 Reinhardt University at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, in Waleska, Georgia, and then the next day on Sunday, March 14, the Warriors will take on Tennessee Wesleyan University at 1 p.m. in Athens, Tennessee.