Webber: Men’s Lacrosse Wins Final Conference Game of Inaugural Season 16-9 over Montreat!

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via press release



BABSON PARK, Fla. (March 27, 2021) – The third win in program history for the Webber International University men’s lacrosse team was also the Warriors’ third straight win at home as Webber won 16-9 over Montreat College (N.C.) on Saturday on the Warrior Turf Field.

With the win in what was also the Warriors’ final conference game of 2021 regular season, Webber improved to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference while Montreat fell to 1-7 and 1-3.

Alexander Kew led the Warriors with four goals while Alex WestChase Jackson and Christian Tapia each added three. Jackson also had four assists for a grand total of seven points.

The Warriors led 3-0 to start the game on goals by West two and a half minutes in, by Houston Finlayson four minutes later, and then by Jackson five minutes after that. Then a goal by Tapia in the final minute of the first quarter made it 4-2.


The Warriors then doubled up the Cavaliers at halftime up 8-4, but when Montreat scored twice to start the third quarter and get to within two at 8-6, Webber proceeded to score five unanswered goals to make it 13-6 entering the final 15 minutes.

The Warriors outshot the Cavaliers 45-30 overall and 29-20 in shots on goal, had 40 groundballs compared to 18 for Montreat, and won 20 of the 28 faceoffs in the contest. Webber also cleared 16 of its 23 attempts while Montreat was only 17-for-28.

It was a new program-high in shots, shots on goal, groundballs, and faceoff wins for Webber.

Dave Becker led the Warriors in groundballs with seven while Steven Landsman added five and Zach McCann had four.


Becker was also 12-for-17 in the faceoff while McCann was 5-for-7 and Joshua Cargile was 3-for-4.

Webber’s Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Chris Burdick said about the win, “This was a full-team effort today, including our coaching staff. Coach Ryan McAleavey had really good offensive adjustments and our guys ran it very well against a really well-prepared Montreat squad. Our faceoff guys led by Dave Becker did a really good job of winning possession. Groundball statistics were highly in our favor. Chase Jackson was very good quarterbacking the offense today as was Dane Fasano on the defensive side.”

Next up, Webber will remain on the Warrior Turf Field for its second straight home game to finish up the regular season as the Warriors and the Seahawks of Keiser University battle at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, in Babson Park, Florida.