DALLAS, Texas. -
Concordia University Wisconsin's offense has been clicking on all
cylinders lately and Tuesday afternoon it was Matt Larsen's turn to
lead the charge with a career-high six goals as the Falcons scored
a 17-10 road win over the University of Dallas at Crusader Field in
After CUW built a 3-1 lead in the opening period, Larsen tallied three-consecutive goals in three minutes and 18 seconds to give the Falcons an early 6-1 advantage in the second quarter. CUW cruised to its second victory in as many days behind a 44-27 shot advantage and a perfect 19-19 on clear attempts.
Sophomore Danny Dahms (Calgary, Alberta) jumped in on the scoring early, firing back-to-back shots in the back of the net. He finished with five goals and was one of six Falcons to score in the win. CUW also picked up a program-record 51 ground balls.
Sophomore Sam Wladyka (Winnipeg, Manitoba) led all players with a career-high five assists, while sophomore Justin Krause (Hartland, Wis.) finished with three assists and a game-high 11 ground balls, to go along with a season-high 13 faceoffs won.
Chris Kerner and Frank Sporleder finished with four and three goals, respectively, to lead UD (1-6). Sporleder also picked up 10 ground balls and won 11 faceoffs.
Freshman Emmet O'Malley (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) started in goal for the Falcons, giving up just three goals in 30 minutes of action. Freshman Michael Rodgers (Houston, Texas) was credited with the win after O'Malley left with a 10-3 lead at the intermission.
CUW built its largest lead of the season the third quarter when Wladyka found Larsen (freshman, Gurnee, Ill.) for his sixth goal of the day to give the Falcons a 15-3 lead.
The Falcons blew the game open in the middle quarters with a 27-13 shot advantage and a 9-for-9 effort on clears.
CUW (3-3) finished both games of the Texas spring break road trip in the win column and returns home for a Midwest Lacrosse Conference matchup against Albion College on Saturday at 1 p.m. game at Fitting Field.
May 27, 2012 Final NCAA Men's Lacrosse statistics released
May 2, 2012 Men's Lacrosse season ends in MLC Tournament
April 28, 2012 Men's Lacrosse routs Alma
April 25, 2012 Aurora downs Men's Lacrosse
April 23, 2012 Dahms named MLC Player of the Week
April 21, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse takes advantage of Augustana penalties
April 20, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Augustana on Saturday
April 19, 2012 Dahms leads Men’s Lacrosse to defeat of Carthage
April 18, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Carthage on Thursday
April 15, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse defeats Fontbonne
April 7, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse falls to Mount St. Joseph
April 4, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse cruises in home victory over MSOE
April 3, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts MSOE on Wednesday
March 31, 2012 Trine controls first half, defeats Men’s Lacrosse
March 24, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hangs on for home victory over Albion
March 23, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse looks to continue winning streak on Saturday
March 18, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse set to play Dallas, Southwestern this week
March 16, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Hanover on Friday
March 11, 2012 Adrian defeats Men’s Lacrosse
March 10, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse travels to Adrian for Sunday showdown
March 3, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse drops home opener to Wittenberg
March 2, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Wittenberg in home opener Saturday
February 25, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse drops season opener at Ohio Wesleyan
February 23, 2012 Season Outlook: Men’s Lacrosse
February 1, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse picked for sixth in MLC preseason poll
December 15, 2011 InsideLacrosse.com releases pre-season polls
September 22, 2011 Falcons welcome large freshman class
September 22, 2011 Falcon lacrosse to scrimmage against D1 competition
August 21, 2011 Fahey joins CUW Lacrosse Staff