Bluejays pull away from Men's Lacrosse in fourth quarter

Photo by Samantha Dunn
Photo by Samantha Dunn

MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin's Men's Lacrosse team fell to Elmhurst, 12-9, on a chilly Wednesday afternoon on Fitting Field. The Falcons could not hold off the surging Bluejays in the fourth quarter as they scored six unanswered to pull away.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Elmhurst 12, Concordia Wisconsin 9
Location:
Fitting Field (Mequon, Wis.)
Records:
Elmhurst 2-1, Concordia Wisconsin 1-2

HOW IT HAPPENED
- In a tight game throughout, Concordia Wisconsin took a three-goal lead with 12:04 left in regulation after junior Jack Donnellan's (Grayslake, Ill.) goal pushed the lead to 9-6 in favor of CUW. That's when the Bluejays turned it on and scored six unanswered goals, aided by two man-up goals and one man-down goal. Elmhurst's scoring span lasted from 8:35 to 5:19 in the final quarter, pushing them past the Falcons and into an 11-9 lead. The opposition added one more goal with 2:11 left to play in the game that pushed the lead to 12-9 in favor of the Bluejays.
- Elmhurst went 2-of-7 in man-up opportunities with their two most important coming in the fourth quarter. The Bluejays went 2-of-2 in the deciding quarter to help push them over the top and snag the victory. The visiting team even chipped in a man-down goal with 6:20 remaining to tie up the game at 9-to-9.
- Donnellan was the main playmaker for the Falcons by firing in four goals, which is a career high for the upperclassmen. Freshman Chris Smith (South Elgin, Ill.) also tailed a goal that marked the first of his career. The Falcons jumped out to a 4-to-0 lead, but couldn't contain the Bluejays attack as they rattled off four straight goals to tie up the game early in the third quarter 4-to-4.
- Concordia Wisconsin had 23 ground balls and was 17-24 on the clear. The Falcons went 1-of-9 on man-up opportunities and recorded 35 shots. CUW incurred eight minutes and 30 seconds on nine infractions.   
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Garrett Wohlford (Rochester, Minn.) recorded 15 saves on the day, which is the seventh most in a game in program history.
- Paul Fisher (Champlin, Minn) had six turnovers, which is tied for the six most in a game in program history.     

UP NEXT
- Concordia Wisconsin will travel to Dubuque on Saturday with the opening Faceoff scheduled for 2:00 pm.