Barons lacrosse falls 15-4 on Baron Bash Day

Grace Murphy
Social Media Manager

The Franciscan University men’s lacrosse team was defeated 15-4 by the Washington and Jefferson College Presidents at a 4 p.m. home game Saturday.

Washington and Jefferson grabbed a strong start early in the game, making it difficult for the Barons to catch up.

With about seven minutes left in the first period, sophomore attacker Gavin Cook scored the first goal of the game for Franciscan. He received assistance from sophomore defender Alexander Dhabliwala. The Barons finished the first period down by four points.

Freshman attacker Dominic Sordino netted a goal with about eight minutes remaining in the second period. He was assisted by Dhabliwala.

In the last few minutes of the second period, junior attacker Dominic Rohan scored a goal unassisted. The second period ended with Franciscan behind 8-3.

Rohan was the first player from either team to score in the third period. He had assistance from sophomore midfielder Tanner Lien.

The Barons could not keep up with the Presidents for the rest of the game and fell to Washington and Jefferson College 15-4.

This was the Baron’s first loss of the season in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

Other notable game day numbers included sophomore goalkeeper Richard Vale II having 16 saves. Junior defender Garret Lancaster caused a team high of three turnovers.

During the game, Franciscan University Student Government facilitated a Baron Blast event. Beginning at 3:45 p.m., volunteers served free hotdogs, hamburgers, soda, beer and hot chocolate to spectators. There were also lawn games, including corn hole.

The Baron Bash helped attract a large crowd. Spectators watched from the bleachers and hill above Trinity Health System Field.

The Barons’ next lacrosse game will be April 20 against the Chatham University Cougars.