by Amanda Jarzynski
After winning two games in a row, Benedictine men’s lacrosse streak was broken by Augustana College on Saturday afternoon at the Lisle Sports Complex.
The first quarter of the game was evenly matched with both teams getting on the scoreboard multiple times. Augustana scored first, but Benedictine answered back with a goal from Kyle Wagner. Augustana scored two more times, but Benedictine only responded with one more goal from Trevor Bauman with just over a minute left in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Blake Keenan was able to tally another point for Benedictine, but Augustana scored three more goals to give them a three-point lead by halftime. Augustana continued to charge in the third quarter and scored three more goals, which were answered only by one goal from Stephen Link of Benedictine.
Going into the fourth and final quarter, Benedictine was down by five points and needed to hurry if they wanted to make a comeback. Unfortunately, Augustana continued their offensive play and scored three goals to only one Benedictine goal from Andrew Zmijewski. The game ended with Benedictine losing 12-5.
The Benedictine Eagles are now 3-2 in their Conference and have a 7-4 overall record in their regular season of play. The end of the season is just around the corner with only five games ahead of the team until the Midwest Lacrosse Conference Tournament.
Benedictine next face off against Milwaukee School of Engineering on Wednesday. This will be their final home game before they play three games away. Still to come is a showdown against Aurora University. This is the first and only time the Conference rivals will meet before the Tournament. They will play each other on April 23rd.