Lions fall to undefeated Widener

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Media: Montse Landeros

The Lions totaled 34 ground balls on Wednesday.

By Alberto Gilman

The men’s lacrosse team is now 1-2 on the season following a 17-7 loss to undefeated Widener University.

Freshmen attacker Cameron McNeal scored a goal off an assist from sophomore midfielder Peirce Eldredge in the first quarter, but the Pride countered with five goals in the period.

In the second quarter, sophomore midfielder Alex Hrisanthopoulos scored an unassisted goal, but the Pride scored an additional five goals to end the half with a 10-2 lead. 

The Lions failed to score in the third quarter, and the Pride scored another five goals. An illegal body check penalty with 2:38 left in the quarter gave the Lions a man-up advantage, but they failed to score before the end of the quarter. 

The penalty carried over into the fourth quarter, and sophomore Skyler Celotto scored off an assist from freshman midfielder Jack O’Rourke. Junior attacker Chandler Day and O’Rourke each scored a goal. 

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Celotto scored again in the fourth quarter off an assist from senior attacker Austin Franklin. This marks Celotto’s seventh goal of the season over the course of three games.

McNeal scored off an assist from sophomore attacker Hunter Gervais with a 1:06 left in the final quarter.

The Lions return to the field on Saturday, Mar. 4, at 12 p.m. for a road game against the Nichols College Bison.