Men's lacrosse falls 16-2 to Greensboro

Men's lacrosse falls 16-2 to Greensboro

The Oglethorpe men's lacrosse team fell 16-2 to the visiting Greensboro Pride Saturday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. The Stormy Petrels fell behind 6-0 in the first quarter and were unable to work their way back into the game. They fell to 4-3 on the season with the loss.

The Pride took a 6-0 lead after the opening quarter and continued to expand that advantage in the second by outscoring the Petrels 4-1 in that period. The lone Oglethorpe goal came when sophomore attackman Tyler Rover finished off a feed from freshman attackman Thomas Clark at the 12:58 mark of the period. The visitors led 10-1 at the halftime break.

The Petrels held Greensboro's attack to fewer goals in the second half, as the Pride outscored them 6-1 over the second 30 minutes. Oglethorpe's second goal came at the 55-second mark of the third quarter when Clark fed Ritter for a man-up goal to make it 13-2. 

Freshman defenseman Wyatt Jonske led the team with six ground balls while freshman goalie Addison Irwin tallied 17 saves on the afternoon. 

Greensboro outshot the Petrels 33-11 on goal while forcing 34 Oglethorpe turnovers and committing just 18 of their won. The visitors won 15 of 21 faceoffs and were successful on 20 of 24 clear attempts while the Petrels completed 15 of 21 clears. Greensboro collected 44 ground balls to Oglethorpe's 29.

The Petrels will next be in action Wednesday night at 8 p.m., when they'll host Huntingdon in a makeup of game that was postponed due to lightning in February.