Men's Lacrosse Recap (Week 6) - Around The SCAC

Men's Lacrosse Recap (Week 6) - Around The SCAC

SUWANEE, Ga. - Colorado College scored early and often on their way to another SCAC sweep last weekend. The Tigers topped Millsaps 28-1 and then downed Southwestern 22-2 for the program's first 7-0 start since the 1998 season. All seven of Colorado College's wins have come away from Washburn Field.


Birmingham-Southern played a single game this week, losing to Greensboro College, 15-6, in a neutral site game played in Greenville, S.C. BSC returns to conference action this weekend, taking on Southwestern University, Friday, and Colorado College, Sunday, both on the road.
Centre took part in two conference road games this week, as they faced Sewanee on Saturday, April 2 and Oglethorpe on Sunday, April 3. The Colonels fell in their match to the Tigers by a score of 21-7, but they recovered from the loss on Sunday by beating the Stormy Petrels 21-8. Centre is currently 2-7 on the season and they are 1-3 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Next up for Centre will be another road conference game on Friday, April 8 against Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. at 7 p.m.  

Playing on April 1 for the first time since 1998, Moses Taylor and Colorado College didn’t fool around during their 28-1 victory at Millsaps. Taylor recorded career highs of seven goals and 11 points to help CC post a school record for points in a single game and tie the program’s mark for the largest margin of victory set during last year’s 27-0 victory over Southwestern. Carson Christman added five goals and five assists to set a personal single-game record with 10 points. Twelve players scored for the Tigers, including Michael Idell and Jake Satchwell who each struck for their first two career goals during the second half. Buck McKenna 12 of 14 draws against the Majors and grabbed a career-high 14 ground balls. Colorado College improved to 7-0 for the first time since 1998 by cruising to a 22-2 victory over Southwestern the following day. Playing their second game in less than 24 hours, the Tigers eclipsed the 20-goal mark for the third time in four games. They also held their opponent to five goals or less for the fifth contest on a row and the sixth time this season. Colorado College plays at home for the first time in 2011 when Oglethorpe visits Washburn Field on Friday, and then the Tigers square off with Birmingham-Southern on Sunday. 

Hendrix junior Ben Nelson scored a season-high five goals and five assists, while the Warriors held Millsaps College scoreless in the first half to earn a 19-1 victory on Friday afternoon at Warrior Field. Hendrix (4-4, 2-1 SCAC) dominated from the start and never looked back as the Warriors took a 9-0 advantage into the locker room at halftime. Sophomore David Davis, Jr. led Hendrix with three goals in the first half, while Nelson picked up three of his assists in the first two quarters. Senior Clayton Cersonsky and junior Sam Brisson both sent two shots past the keeper in the last 15 minutes to reach the final mark.

Millsaps continues to search for the program’s first win after losing two at home this week to Colorado College and Southwestern. Colorado scored 12 goals in the first quarter on Friday to overwhelm the Majors by a final of 28-1. Hunter Stevison had the Majors’ lone goal, man-up, with 3:50 remaining in the first half. Sunday’s game with Southwestern was much closer. The Pirates scored two in the first, but the Majors got one back with 1:26 in the half to pull back to within one thanks to Brandon Allison’s second goal of the season. Unfortunately, Southwestern scored again with 38 seconds to play in the half to maintain their two-goal advantage at the break. The game got away from the Majors in the second half as Southwestern netted 13 second half goals to come away with the 16-1 win. The Majors will host Centre and Sewanee this weekend at Harper Davis Field. The Colonels will come in for a 7 p.m. game on Friday before the Tigers help the Majors close out the regular season at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Oglethorpe went 0-2 on the weekend, losing to Sewanee on Friday (L, 19-0) and to Centre (L, 21-8) on Sunday. The Tigers dominated possession and out-shot the Petrels 58-8 to secure the convincing 19-0 win. Sewanee raced to a 5-0 advantage following the first quarter and extended the lead to an insurmountable 13-0 cushion by halftime. In a battle of two first-year lacrosse programs, Centre topped Oglethorpe on Sunday afternoon at Salamone Field, 21-8. The Colonels jumped out to an 11-2 advantage at halftime and held off a Petrels rally in the second stanza for the victory. Oglethorpe is now 2-6 on the season and will face Berry College on Wednesday before facing the daunting task of squaring off with lacrosse stalwart Colorado College in Colorado Springs this coming Friday.
Sewanee picked up a pair of SCAC wins this weekend to push their overall record to 4-6 and their conference record to 3-1. The Tigers toppled Oglethorpe 19-0 on Friday before taking home a 21-7 win over Centre on Saturday. Against the Stormy Petrels, Sewanee used a 58-8 shot advantage to build a 13-0 halftime lead. The Tigers didn’t let up and behind Tommy Healy’s five-save shutout, were able to take home a commanding 19-0 win. Jack Thomasson led Sewanee with five goals on seven shots, while Healy added six groundballs in 60 minutes of work. Against the Colonels, Sewanee found themselves trailing 4-1 after the first quarter, but used a nine-goal outburst in the second to take a 10-1 lead into the break. The Tigers added 11 more goals in the second half to earn a 21-7 victory. Thomasson poured in seven goals on 10 shots, while Teddy Peterson was 20-of-31 on face-offs in the game. Sewanee out-shot the Colonels, 67-23, on the day. The Tigers are back in action April 8, traveling to Hendrix for an SCAC match up at 7 p.m.   

Southwestern is entrenched in conference action and continues to battle for the final spot in the first ever SCAC tournament. SU went 1-1 this week and are 5-7 overall, 2-2 in the SCAC and a half game back from Hendrix for the final playoff spot. Colorado College was first on the agenda for Southwestern in Jackson, Miss. The Tigers came out strong and the seasoned team was just too much for the Pirates to handle as they fell 22-2. The Pirates rebounded well and opened up Sunday's game tentatively, taking a 3-1 lead into halftime. With a strong defensive core handling the Majors it allowed SU's offense to post a more aggressive attack that resulted in 13 second half goals for the 16-1 win. Sophomore Edward Williams set a new SU record with five goals in the game. The Pirates return home to face Birmingham-Southern on Friday at 4pm and Oglethorpe on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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