After winning 12 consecutive games, the Mercyhurst College men’s lacrosse team suffered its first upsetting loss of the season.
Beginning their season in the end of February and playing until the first of May on a hot winning streak is quite an accomplishment.
So when the Lakers took a devastating loss at Saturday’s senior game to C.W. Post University, it was heartbreaking.
The loss marked the Lakers’ first since April 18, 2009, and their first at home since March 10, 2007.
They still have one more regular season game left to play before postseason play beings.
am will conclude its 2010 schedule this Saturday, May 8, at 1 p.m., when they take on Dominican College.
So now they must focus on their last game and strategies for playoffs.
“It’s likely that we will be seeing a team in the playoffs that we have already played this year, so we will go back and look at film to correct the errors that we made the first time and try to eliminate those mistakes,” senior Kyle Plante said.
As the Lakers learn from their mistakes, they can only improve and progress toward their goals.
If some teams think Mercyhurst’s energy has lowered with the tough defeat.
“Right now we have a lot of momentum,” Plante said.
The tough week for Laker lacrosse continued, as the women were defeated by Gannon University in the first round of the 2010 PSAC conference tournament.
Gannon was able to outshoot the Lakers and came out on top after last week’s 15-9 game.
The women are in limbo right now, unsure of whether this game ended their season or if they have a chance to redeem themselves.
Working extremely hard this season to accomplish their 16-2 record, the Lakers will now await word from the NCAA Selection Committee of a possible at-large bid to the national tournament.
The women are staying positive and hope they can have another shot.
Keeping their fingers crossed, the Lakers hope they can hold true to this and continue to show other teams how hard they have worked this season.