Men’s Lacrosse Score Biggest Win in School History on Senior Day

Apr 23, 2016

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Freshman midfielder Michael Julius scored three goals and distributed 10 assists as the University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse team dominated Carroll University (Wis.), 17-1, for their largest victory in school history.

Despite having one more home game, the Spartan seniors, Icle Freeland and Connor Kern, were honored pre-game prior to the thrilling “send-off”. Freeland scored a season-high three goals and Kern, a defender, scooped up one ground ball and caused two turnovers in their second win of the season.

The pair were a part of the most dominant victory in UD history after outshooting Carroll, 50-16, collecting more ground balls, 48-21, and winning 17 of 22 faceoffs.

The Spartans (2-10, 1-3 CCIW) came out firing from the get-go and jumped out to an 8-0, first-quarter lead behind three goals and five assists from Julius. Carroll (0-7, 0-3 CCIW) scored the opening goal of the second quarter, but the Spartans firmly countered with four straight goals on three Julius assists, en route to a 12-1 halftime edge.

In a rare instance, UD was helped by an errant own goal by Carroll early in the second half. It was unlucky for the Pioneers as the defender tried to pass back to his goalkeeper and coincidence that it gave the Spartans their 13th goal.

Attacker Tyson Svoboda led the Spartans with four goals while Joshua Berey-Wingate shattered the single-game school record with 17 ground balls and won 12 of 13 faceoffs.

UD goalkeeper Kyle Mullins (2-8) held pat and gave up a season-low one goal with seven saves.

The Spartans host Elmhurst next Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. in their final game of the season.