Men’s lacrosse falls to St. Vincent College in opening game

Photo by Elizabeth Wagner

Grace Murphy

Staff Writer

In their first game of the 2021 season, the Franciscan University Barons lacrosse team fell to the St. Vincent College Bearcats 18-4 after an eight-point deficit in the first quarter left them unable to recover.

St. Vincent dominated the field in the first quarter of the game, concluding with a first quarter score of 8-0.

St. Vincent continued with a fiery start to the second quarter, scoring an additional five goals within the first six and a half minutes of the quarter. Sophomore long stick fielder Joe Miraglia, assisted by sophomore midfielder Dominic Rohan, broke St. Vincent’s streak and scored a goal with 8:04 left.

St. Vincent scored an additional two goals that quarter. The second quarter concluded with a total score of 15-1.

The third quarter opened with another goal by St. Vincent. Miraglia scored another goal for Franciscan, unassisted, with 8:17 left on the board. Junior attacker Seth Arangua also scored a goal with 26 seconds left on the board.

The third quarter concluded with a total score of 16-3.

The fourth quarter began with a goal for St. Vincent with 14:04 minutes on the board. St. Vincent did not score a goal again until 2:41 left in the quarter.

In the last 38 seconds of the game, freshman attacker Gavin Cook scored a goal with assistance from sophomore midfielder Michael Francis, and St. Vincent prevailed with the final score of 18-4.

The Lacrosse Barons look forward to their next game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, against Bethany College.

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