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Griffins Fall Against Warriors

Photo credit: Bethany Ottens
Photo credit: Bethany Ottens

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University men's lacrosse team returned home on Saturday afternoon and dropped a tough 26-7 contest against Hendrix.

Final: Hendrix 26, Fontbonne 7

Location: Centene Stadium

Records: Hendrix 3-2, Fontbonne 0-2

How It Happened

The Warriors jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 10:30 mark on a goal from Alec Davis. From there, the Warriors tacked on three more goals to take a 4-0 lead after one quarter of play.

In the second, Hendrix continued its offensive push with five more goals in seven minutes to own a 9-0 advantage. Fontbonne, though kept battling and got on the board at the 3:27 mark as Michael Picciolo scored an unassisted goal.

He tacked on another two minutes later to make it 9-2. After Hendrix answered with a goal, the Griffins got two straight goals from Alex Scott to narrow the deficit down to 10-4 at the break.

In the third, at the 13:13 mark, Matt Rech found Scott and he scored his third consecutive goal to put Fontbonne down 10-5. However, the Warriors outscored Fontbonne 8-1 the rest of the way and headed into the fourth on top, 18-6. In the fourth, the Warriors added eight more and went on for the win.

Inside The Numbers

  • Fontbonne totaled a season-high 31 shots. The team also set a new season-high with 18 good clears.
  • Hendrix led with 70 shots and controlled the face-off with 28 wins on 37 attempts.
  • The Warriors also finished with 47 groundballs.

Fontbonne Notables

  • Scott and Picciolo tied with three goals each.
  • Brian Nguyen contributed a goal and a team-high two assists.
  • In net, Dalton Teague made a season-high 16 saves.

Hendrix Notables

  • Spencer Dorfneilsen finished with a game-high seven goals.
  • Sean Howard had three goals on eight shots.
  • Four others concluded with two goals.
  • Taylor Noack improved to 2-1 in net after making six saves.

Up Next

  • The Griffins return to action at home on Wednesday night against Northland. Game-time at 7 p.m.

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