By: Claire Kositzky
SPORTS AND HEALTH EDITOR
Men’s lacrosse hosted Carthage College at home on Saturday. Men’s lacrosse lost to Carthage, ending the game with a final score of 14-5.
“We just did not play well. Carthage played a lot better as a team than we did,” said junior Wojciech Czerwinski.
Freshman midfielder Tony DePinto was the first Eagle to score in the game within minutes of the first quarter. Freshman attacker Corbin Gett broke the tied score and made his 4th goal of the season. Carthage scored three more goals, ending the first half of the game with a score of 8-3.
In the second half, junior midfielder Eric Orndorf scored a goal, adding an additional point on the scoreboard to Benedictine and making the score 8-4. Following the goal made by Orndorf, Carthage scored. DePinto came in clutch with a third goal, bring a closer score of 10-5. The Eagles fought hard for the lead, but Carthage scored four more goals and won the game.
“This game was a good learning experience for us to have as a team early on in the season,” said junior defender Steve Sladek.
Junior goalie Jeff Smitheram made six saves while junior goalie Jeremy Voyda stopped 3 potential goals.
Everybody on our team is a threat on the field. We have a powerhouse offense that executes set plays and scores goals. Also, we have a lights out defense. We work hard day in and day out. We are a gritty team that fights for every ball on the turf,” said freshman midfielder Dom DePinto.
Currently, men’s lacrosse holds a record of 1-1. Men’s Lacrosse will face Elmhurst College Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Lisle Sports Complex.