Men’s Lacrosse Falls to Scranton

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Alexa Fitzgerald

Drew men’s lacrosse continued their two game skid dropping an 11-7 decision on the road at Moravian on Saturday, April 14, in a 1 p.m. contest. The Rangers fell behind early leaving them trailing 6-0, until they scored on a man-up goal with 5:21 remaining in the second quarter. However, the Greyhounds were not done as they went on to score one more to go into the break up with a score of 7-1.

Coming out of the half, the Rangers’ struggles continued as Moravian increased their lead to 11-2 by the start of the fourth quarter. The Rangers started a comeback with a man-down goal at the 11:21 mark, but the 5-0 run was not enough to overcome the deficit as time ran out and the fourth quarter ended.

Seamus O’Connor (‘20) tallied three goals and an assist while Joe Palmieri (‘18) collected ten ground balls and won 12 of 17 faceoffs he took. Mike McGeeney (‘21) recorded fourteen saves in his first career start in goal.

In his first game against his former team, Head Coach Sage’s Rangers woes continued as they fell to the Scranton Royals 10-6 on Wednesday, April 18, at Ranger Stadium. The Royals scored 90 seconds into the match until the Rangers answered back with a goal with 9:22 remaining in the first quarter. Scranton opened a 6-2 lead going into halftime.

Entering the fourth quarter Drew trailed 9-3. O’Connor started a comeback in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter as he scored two goals to draw the lead to 9-5. However, his efforts fell short as each team scored one goal apiece to bring the final score to 10-6.

The Rangers last home game is Saturday, April 21, against Landmark Conference opponent Goucher at 1 p.m. when they honor the five graduating seniors.

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