Men's lacrosse slips by No. 12 C.W. Post

Another week and another ranked opponent down for the men’s lacrosse team.

Following a 7-6 victory over No. 3 Dowling, the Lakers endured their closest game of the season.

Instead of rolling over a top-ranked opponent, the Lakers had to battle from behind. A sense of urgency can be beneficial before heading into a game against a rival like C.W. Post.

C.W. Post brings a number of different memories to the Lakers. Despite losing 4-3 to C.W. Post in the regular season, that game is a happy memory.

The team hasn’t lost since.

Thirteen games and a championship later, the Lakers have come full circle. They even had to beat C.W. Post to get to the championship. But the regular season is where the Lakers have a problem with C.W. Post.

This season, C.W. Post hasn’t been as dominant, but the team is not to be underestimated.

Maybe this season’s matchup would end differently. The Lakers hadn’t beaten C.W. Post in the regular season since 2008.

Post got out to a one goal lead for most of the first period, but the Laker offense is hard to stiffle.

Senior Kyle Kallay evened the score, and the team tacked on two more for a 3-1 lead.

It was a back-and-forth game with both teams countering with goals. But this one ended differently for the first time in four years.

The Lakers won 8-5.

The victory marks the second over a ranked opponent in as many weeks. With a 6-0 record, the Lakers have a tight grip on the top spot in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll.

Junior Brian Sheetz was the star of the day as he scored two goals and had three assists.

Sophomore Michael Grace made four saves and is second in goals against average in Div. II.

The Lakers hope to continue their momentum as they hit the midpoint of their season.
Sitting at 7-0, every team will be aiming to knock off the No. 1 team.

The Lakers’ next home game is Wednesday, April 11, at 4 p.m. against Lake Erie College.