Men’s lacrosse falls in season opener


Montse Landeros

The Lions totaled 13 ground balls in Wednesday’s loss.

By Alberto Gilman

The men’s lacrosse team opened its season on Wednesday at Rotch Field with a 17-7 loss against the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Head coach Matthew Colombini said he sees the hard work his players are putting in as they prepare for the next match.

“Some of our returners played really well,” Colombini said in an interview. “I was a little shorthanded and they battled through and were just tough the whole way and that’s all we can really ask for. We have things we have to fix, and I think we are more than capable of fixing them.”

In the first quarter, the Lions scored two goals to Wentworth’s six. Wentworth scored five goals in the second quarter, heading into halftime with a 11-7 lead.

After halftime, the Lions scored one goal and Wentworth scored two. The final quarter ended with Wentworth scoring four more goals, and the Lions only scoring one.

Sophomore midfielder Skyler Celotto led the Lions with three goals in the match, and sophomore midfielder Alex Hrisanthopoulos won 13 out of 24 faceoffs. 

Sophomore defenseman Lex Torrington said this match is a chance to improve and regroup.

“This is a great opportunity to recognize where we need to improve,” Torrington said in a post-game interview. “There are definitely a couple that I wish we could get back but I’m looking at every single one as an opportunity to get better.”

Sophomore defenseman Jack Lewis sees this match as a means to reiterate the importance of their goals this season.

“Coach was saying after the game, we’ve got to work on a lot of the big picture things,” Lewis said in a post-game interview. “You know we’re not going to win games with the one-on-one matchups or individual guys doing things. It’s going to take all 22 of us collectively on the team.”

The Lions head on the road to face Mount Saint Mary College on Feb. 29 at 1 p.m.