Spartans Fall in Rams’ Lacrosse Debut

Feb 24, 2015


MT. VERNON, Iowa – The University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse team was outshot 47-16 in a 19-3 loss to Cornell College in their second game of the season on Tuesday night.

The first-year Rams program got the better of the Spartans in a battle between the only two NCAA men’s lacrosse teams in the state of Iowa.

The Spartans (0-2) fell behind early after giving up three even strength goals within the first six minutes of the game, but kept the Rams at bay until Cornell (1-0) capitalized on an extra man opportunity with a goal at the 1:07 mark in the first quarter. UD’s Britton Harris scored with 7:06 left in the half as the Rams stampeded to an 8-1 halftime advantage.

UD’s Tyson Svoboda and Andrew Poncer netted the Spartans final two goals in the effort. The Spartans came up empty after securing five extra-man opportunities, including three in the decisive second quarter.

Defensively, Connor Kern snagged a team-high four ground balls while goalkeeper Kyle Mullins made 11 saves in 60 minutes of service time.

Cornell’s Michael Paquette scored a game-high six goals on eight shots with one assist.

It was the first ever meeting between the two teams and was the men’s lacrosse program debut for Cornell.

The Spartans hit the road to face Concordia (Wis.) this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.