by Amanda Jarzynski
After a hard 16-6 loss against Aurora University on Wednesday, the Benedictine men’s lacrosse team made a comeback against Fontbonne University on Saturday, winning 18-1.
The Eagles dominated the contest and didn’t allow Fontbonne to score until the third period, but they only allowed one goal. In the first quarter, the Eagles scored a grand total of six goals, four of which came within the last three minutes of the quarter. Goals came from Stephen Link, Ted Jones, Trevor Manzke, and Brendon Berg who scored three of the six goals.
In the second quarter, Jones added another goal to the Eagles total along with teammate Blake Keenan. This gave the Eagles an eight-point advantage going into halftime.
Keenan opened the scoring after halftime just a minute into the third quarter. The Eagles scored six goals again in the third quarter. Including Keenan’s two goals, there was a goal from Jones, two goals from Manzke, and one goal from Trevor Buman. Fontbonne scored their goal against the Eagles’ goalkeeper, Jeffery Smitheram halfway through the third quarter. The Eagles did not allow them to gain any momentum from the goal and they continued their dominance.
In the fourth and final quarter to play, the Eagles scored four goals to bring their total up to 18. Goals came from Berg, Link, and Eric Orndorf.
In total, Smitheram only faced four shots on goal from Fontbonne including the one that ended in their solo goal. The Eagles, on the other hand, shot against the Fontbonne goalkeeper 45 times throughout the game.
Benedictine ended their regular season with a Conference record of 6-4 and an overall record of 10-6.