Score: No. 4 Keiser 12, Webber Int’l 6
Records: No. 4 Keiser (3-2), Webber Int’l (1-2)
Location: Keiser Multi-Purpose Field, West Palm Beach, Fla.
The fourth-ranked Seahawks toppled Webber International 12-6 on Wednesday afternoon in West Palm Beach. Hunter East became the all-time leader in assists with 45 after tallying six on the day.
Keiser 1, Webber Int’l 2
Keiser 5, Webber Int’l 3
Keiser 8, Webber Int’l 3
Keiser 12, Webber Int’l 6
Points: East (8)
Goals: Sharpe (3)
Assists: East (6)
Faceoffs: Provines (12-21)
Ground Balls: Provines (10)
Caused Turnovers: Martinez (3)
Saves: George (7)
Points: Tapia/Kew (3)
Goals: Tapia/Kew (2)
Assists: Three Tied (1)
Faceoffs: Becker/Elam (0-0)
Ground Balls: Elam (5)
Caused Turnovers: Fasano (3)
Saves: Taylor (14)
Keiser vs St. Andrews University on Sunday, March 7, at 6:00 p.m. at the Keiser Lacrosse Field in West Palm Beach, Fla.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 3, 2021) – The first ever road game and first ever nonconference game in the history of the Webber International University men’s lacrosse program resulted in a 12-6 loss for the Warriors at No. 4 nationally-ranked Keiser University.
In what was only the third game in the history of the Webber (1-2 overall) men’s lacrosse program, it was also the Warriors’ second defeat against a top-five nationally-ranked opponent to open up their inaugural campaign after also losing 19-8 at home against No. 5 University of the Cumberlands in the first game in program history back on February 13.
It was a tremendous start for Webber against Keiser (3-2) after two goals by Christian Tapia gave the Warriors a 2-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Webber then led 3-2 with eight minutes left in the first half on a goal by Houston Finlayson before the Seahawks took a 5-3 advantage into the locker room.
Keiser then outscored the Warriors 3-0 in the third quarter and scored again to open up the fourth quarter. It was a stretch of seven straight goals for the Seahawks to go from down 3-2 in the second quarter to up 9-3 in the fourth.
On both of those occurrences during which the Warriors cut their deficit down to four in the fourth quarter, Webber proceeded to win the faceoff before unfortunately turning it over. Keiser then salted it away with two more goals in the final minute and a half of the contest.
In addition to their two goals, Tapia and Kew both added an assist to finish with three points in the game.
“Our guys played tough against a very good and well-coached Keiser team today,” said Head Coach Chris Burdick. “We got big performances out of Jordan Elam and Brad Taylor on defense, and Christian Tapia was very good in the midfield today as well. We had chances at 9-5 and 10-6 to close the gap in the fourth quarter, but we made some mistakes in those key moments. We can learn a lot from today, that is for certain.”
Next up, Webber will return home for a scrimmage against NCAA Division-II Flagler College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, before returning to Appalachian Athletic Conference action at home against St. Andrews University at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9.