University Heights, OH- The St. Andrews University men's lacrosse team continued their winning streak Sunday as they rolled over Lawrence Tech University (Mich.) 18-6 in a neutral site game to win their 5th game in a row.
Due to playing just two days after a very tense battle with John Carroll, the Knights played Sunday a little banged up. However, they never let it show as their defense came up big rotating all 5 of their defenseman, accumulating 19 groundballs collectively and allowing only 15 shots on goal all game long.
Freshman goalkeeper Will Chiasson got the start in goal Sunday as he was able to play all 60 minutes making 9 saves and allowing just the 6 goals. The field conditions were tricky to play on due to the snow and wet conditions, but Chiasson had experience playing in these conditions being from Canada.
SAU got off to a slow start, only leading 3-1 after the first quarter, but they then piled it on scoring 7 goals in the second quarter to take a 10-3 halftime edge over the Blue Devils (1-2). The Knights shot 16 times in the 2nd quarter and outshot LTU 42-21 overall for the game, doubling their shot total.
Freshman attackman Matthew Meeks led in goals with 3 while six others were able to net 2 goals apiece. Fellow freshman attackman Jonathon Arvin also led in assists with 3. A total of 10 different players scored goals for the Knights in the rout. Scoring multiple goals were freshmen Jason Wilson, Connor Cather, Jake Brown, Nolan Gilmour, Matt Benedict and Arvin.
Brown now leads the team with 20 goals and 27 points while Benedict and Arvin have reached double digit goals on the season with 10 and 11 respectively.
Freshman midfielder Randy Loving also continues to dominate face-offs as he won 21 of 24 and collected 8 ground balls to increase his team leading total to 47 as he has now won 93 of 133 face-offs on the year. Defender Malcolm Blaine led the team with 9 ground balls on Sunday as he has 30 on the season.
With the two non-conference wins this past weekend, St. Andrews is now qualified to receive an at-large bid to the MCLA National Tournament.
St. Andrews improves to 6-1 on the season with the weekend sweep and will next be on the road Wednesday when they meet AAC rival Reinhardt University (8-1) in what should be a great game at 3 pm down in Georgia.