by Amanda Jarzynski
The Benedictine men’s lacrosse team played tough over the spring break week, taking their win streak from just one to four games in a row. The streak was recently broken, however, when the team traveled to Tennessee to face off against Huntingdon College.
In their most recent victory, the Eagles played in Mississippi against Millsaps College. They took a 12-10 victory in what was a hard-fought battle from start to finish.
The first quarter of the game was dominated by Benedictine who scored three goals while keeping their competitors at bay. The three goals were scored by Kyle Wagner, Blake Keenan, and Stephen Link.
Millsaps answered the three goals when the second quarter started, but the Eagles were quick to take back their lead of three goals. This time it was Tyler Buschow, Robert Abbott, and Brandon Berg who got on the scoreboard for their team. Millsaps scored two more goals before the halftime buzzer sounded in an attempt to close the scoring gap completely.
In the third quarter, Berg and Link tallied another goal apiece to keep their team tied with Millsaps going into the fourth and final quarter of the game. Once again, the final quarter was dominated by Benedictine. Link added two more goals to his total and Berg scored another as well to put their team up by three points yet again.
Millsaps tried to catch up, but the Eagles were determined to take the victory. Andrew Zmijewski scored the final goal for his team and Millsaps answered back, but there was no time for them to get any closer to Benedictine’s point total.
The Eagles then traveled to Tennessee and lost a game to Huntingdon College with a final score of 10-7. Benedictine looks to start another win streak when they will play Carthage College on Thursday in Wisconsin.