Photo by Elizabeth Wagner
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.