Lindenwood vs. Adams State
April 18, 2012
The Game Story:
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Player their second game in as many days, the ASC men’s lacrosse team was unable to crack the Lindenwood (Mo.) defense and managed to put just 10 shots on goal while suffering a 10-3 loss the Lions in Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) action Wednesday at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium.
ASC entered the contest a half-game ahead of the Lions for third in the WILA standings, but the roles are reversed as the Grizzlies fall to 3-4 in league play this season and Lindenwood improves to 4-4 with its fourth straight win. LU has now won four of its last five conference games, dating back to its win over Adams State on March 25.
Just a day after his 5-goal effort against Shorter (Ga.), sophomore Anthony Damico (Littleton, Colo.) got the Grizzlies on the board first, finding the back of the net after receiving a pass from junior Kevin Bertrand (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) with 7:46 left in the first quarter.
However, the Lions needed just 30 seconds to retaliate with a goal from Andrew Peterson to tie the contest, 1-1. LU recorded the only other score of the opening period as well, grabbing its first lead of the day with 1:15 left on a shot by Carter McCracken.
The Lions began to pull away from ASC with a 3-0 scoring advantage in the second period. Peterson tallied his second goal of the day just three minutes into the period, and a pair of goals within a 52-second span with less than four minutes before intermission left the Grizzlies facing a 1-5 deficit.
Sophomore Bryden Pelletier (Lantzville, B.C., Canada) scored his team-leading 16th of goal of the season to cut the gap to three goals, but Lindenwood took advantage of a man-up situation to reset the lead with just 55 seconds left in the third.
ASC was on the board first once again the final quarter as fresh Josh Peterman (Santa Ana, Claif.) kept pace with Pelletier for the team lead in goals, but LU ended the game on a 4-0 run.
Redshirt-freshman keeper Ronnie Fernando (Lake Forest, Calif.) recorded nine saves in the game, but suffered the loss and fell to 5-4 on the season. Jake Redingshafer was the goalie of record for the Lions, notching the win while making 10 saves in 58:58 of action, and is now 4-1 this year.
The Grizzlies cut down on penalties significantly from yesterday, and allowed LU just four man-up chances, of which the Lions capitalized twice. LU also held the advantage in face-offs won (12-6), ground balls (39-30) and shots (37-21).
The Grizzlies will get a break tomorrow before wrapping up their 3-game Midwest swing with a 3 p.m. Mountain Time match-up against Wheeling Jesuit (W. Va.) on Friday afternoon at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium.