Men’s Lacrosse Suffers Loss against Aurora

By: Logan Hanson

Benedictine men’s lacrosse team lost in a matchup against rival Aurora University 19-9 at the Lisle Sports Complex on last Wednesday night. The Eagles never lead during the game in which Aurora dominated offensively.

“It’s pretty hard to swallow especially cause we have been preparing for a couple weeks,” said head coach Guy Bourdon, “It’s just us being undisciplined and unfocused.”

The Eagles defense started off slowly during the rainy and wet game as they gave up two Aurora goals within a minute of each other in the middle of the first quarter. Sophomore Corbin Gett was the first to put Benedictine on the board when he put a nice shot past the Aurora goalie.

This was the closest margin for Benedictine as Aurora responded strongly with five straight goals to take a 6-1 lead halfway into the second quarter. A goal by Freshman Dell Hune broke the scoring streak and Sophomore David Blanco hit his 15 goal of the year to close the gap 6-3 with 4:20 left in the half. Aurora responded with two quick goals before halftime to take an 8-3 lead into the locker room.

The second half went the same way for the Eagles as Aurora extended their scoring streak to 6 taking a 12-5 lead with only a few minutes left in the quarter. Another Hunn score broke the Aurora run, but Aurora answered with four more goals outscoring the Eagles 8-3 in the third quarter to take hold of the game.

Hunn scored a goal midway through the fourth quarter was one of the high points for the Eagles as the Spartans took the win easily coasting to a 19-9 victory. Aurora outshot the Eagles 45-42 and won 19 faceoffs.

“I think we beat ourselves rather than Aurora beat us,” said sophomore Rich Mix, “There were times on the field when we forgot our game plan and that hurt us.”

The Eagles next game will be against Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) at the Lisle Sports Complex on April 30 at 1 p.m, before the Midwest Lacrosse Conference Tournament (MLCT) begins in May.

Women’s Lacrosse Lose To Aurora

By: Elana Garay

Women’s lacrosse were defeated by Aurora University last Wednesday with the score of 13-10. Benedictine fell behind in the second half of the game while they triumphed in the first half.

“We fought hard but the pieces didn’t come together. It was disappointing but we just lost sight of the finish at some point in the second half”, said junior Becca Gullett.

Benedictine began strong by scoring the first two points in the first half. Freshman Ella Campbell scored the first point and senior Samantha Link scored the second goal. The opponent stroke back by scoring a point until Benedictine proceeded to score three consecutive points.

Gullett scored the sixth point for Benedictine and continued with scoring the final point made for Benedictine of the first half. The score finished with 8-5 for the first half.

Aurora scored five consecutive points at the start of the second half. Benedictine fell behind, but still fought back by scoring a two more points until the second half ended.

“It was a very emotional game, we started off really strong with confidence but they started playing stronger and we just started to fall to them. We put up a fight to bring it back but just couldn’t get it in tie. Playing Aurora is always fun because of the rivalry”, said Link.

Benedictine’s women’s lacrosse have won four and lost three times so far during the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (MWLC). Women’s lacrosse face off Illinois Institute of Technology at the Lisle Sports Complex on April 27 at 7 p.m for the next MWLC. Then, before the tournament in May women’s lacrosse play against Concordia University Chicago off campus on April 30 at 4 p.m.