MVC Men's Lacrosse Defeats Wheaton Saturday at HomePosted March 8, 2014
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MVC MEN’S LACROSSE DEFEATS WHEATON AT HOME SATURDAY
Marshall, Mo. (March 8, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College men’s lacrosse earns big win in 30-6 rout over Wheaton College Saturday at home Saturday afternoon.
On a cold and dreary day, the MVC offense shined bright. It only took the Vikings forty-seven seconds to score the first goal of the game, coming from Junior Doug Brown (Baltimore, Md.). However, within the next minute, Wheaton scored two goals of their own to take an early 2-1 lead. The only Thunder lead of the game was short lived as the Vikings tied it up just one minute later on a goal from Junior Jeremy Frosch (Ocean Springs, Miss.). From here the Vikings never looked back. Getting three goals from Sophomore Tim Setree (Annapolis, Md.), two goals apiece from Junior J.J. Licata (Bel Air, Md.) and Junior Max Slutsky (Raleigh, N.C.), and Brown’s second goal of the quarter, the Vikings ended the first quarter with a 10-2 lead.
The second quarter was much of the same story for MVC as they scored seven goals which all came from Setree, Brown, Licata, and Slutsky. Freshman Goalkeeper Brandon Minshall (Centennial, Colo.) held Wheaton to zero goals in the quarter by making seven of his twelve total saves that allowed the Vikings to take a 17-2 lead into halftime.
MVC came out strong again to start the second half as they scored the first four goals to extend their lead to 21-3 before allowing the Thunder to score their only goal of the third quarter. The next three goals for the Vikings all came from Junior Greg Abendshoen (Catonsville, Md.) and were followed by two more goals from Setree that allowed the Vikings to take a 26-3 lead into the final quarter.
Wheaton opened up the scoring in the final quarter by netting a goal just forty seconds in. The Thunder would go on to score two more goals midway through the quarter to finish with six for the day. The final quarter was not as high scoring for the Vikings, but it did not lack excitement as Freshman Defender Andrew Legg (Vancouver, Wash.) scored a rare goal for his first of the season allowing the Vikings to wrap up their 30-6 victory.
The Vikings were led by Setree who netted eight goals, Brown who totaled 6 goals and 1 assist, and Licata who had 5 goals and 2 assists. Also, on the score sheet was Slutsky and Abendshoen who both had 3 goals and 4 assists apiece. Sophomore John Milani (Glenwood, Md.) also found his way into the scoring group with 2 goals and three assists of his own while Frosch also netted two goals and had 3 assists. Legg also scored 1 goal and led the way with 9 of the Vikings 51 total groundballs. Freshman Goalkeeper Jason Dotterweich II (Middle River, Md.) also had 9 saves.
MVC improves to 4-0 on the season while Wheaton College falls to 0-1.
Up next, the Vikings are scheduled to travel to Aurora, Ill., for a match up with Robert Morris College Thursday with a game time of 5 p.m.
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