Opportunities Limited for Men’s Lacrosse in Defeat

Mar 22, 2016

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Attacker Tyson Svoboda scored two goals as the University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse team mustered just 15 shots in an 8-3 defeat to Cornell on Tuesday night.

Long, multi-shot possessions by the Rams (1-5) kept the Spartan offense at bay as UD yielded its largest shot deficit of the season, 49-15. Despite the disadvantage, the Spartans (1-6) held their own against a Cornell team that posted a mere 16.3 percent shot percentage (8 goals in 49 shots). The Rams inefficiency was credited to a Spartan defense at full strength with the return of Connor Kern from injury, who registered four ground balls in his first action of the season.

Tied up 1-1 at the end of the first, the Spartans committed 29 turnovers and attempted 11 shots as the Rams pulled away over the final three quarters. Svoboda’s second goal of the game cut the Cornell lead to 5-2 in the third, but a 3-1 run by the Rams sealed the victory.

Svoboda scored two goals on three shots while goalkeeper Kyle Mullins collected 16 saves and collected a team-high six ground balls. Freshman midfielder Jacob Olsen netted UD’s final goal and also dished out one assist.

UD dropped its second straight match to Cornell, but made significant improvement using a similar roster that lost to Cornell, 19-3, a year ago.

The Spartans will face Concordia University on Saturday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m.