February 27, 2013

Men's Lacrosse Loses at Home to Augustana (IL), 14-4

The Oglethorpe men's lacrosse team fell at home to Augustana (IL) Wednesday evening, 14-4. The loss drops them to 1-2 on the young season.

The second quarter told the tale of this game, as the visiting Vikings outscored the Petrels 7-0 in the period. Going into the halftime break, Augustana led 12-2.

This came on the heels of a first quarter in which the Petrels held their own. They gave up the first two goals, but came back with a goal from sophomore Jake Godwin off an assist from senior Maseo Brown to cut the defecit in half, 2-1. After Augustana scored again, the Petrels came right back to net another goal, this one off the stick of junior Dylan Stanley, to make it 3-2 with three minutes remaining in the period. But the Vikings scored twice more to take a 5-2 lead into the second quarter, where they iced the game.

The Stormy Petrels were much improved defensively in the second half, allowing only two Augustana goals. One of them came in the third quarter, giving the visiting side a 13-2 lead entering the fourth.

In the fourth, the Petrels outscored the Vikings, netting two goals. One came from Godwin off another assist from Brown with 7:54 left. Stanley scored a man-down goal with 6:03 remaining to finish the scoring for the contest. It was Oglethorpe's first man-down goal of the season.

Augustana signficantly outshot the Petrels, 41-18. This inculded a 24-9 margin in shots on goal. The Petrels committed 21 turnovers to Augustana's 11, as well. The Vikings picked up 39 ground balls to Oglethorpe's 25, and were 17-of-20 on clear attempts while Oglethorpe was 14-of-24.

Godwin scored two goals on three shots over the course of the game, all of them on goal. Stanley's two goals came on six shots, and three of those were also on goal.

The Petrels next take the field Monday afternoon, when they travel to Montgomery, Ala., to take on Huntingdon in their first road game of the season. The contest will get started at 4 p.m. Eastern.

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