MVC Men's Lacrosse Opens 2014 Season with Win Over Missouri State

Posted February 16, 2014

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Andy Pulverenti, sports information director, (660) 831-4230,




Marshall, Mo. (February 16, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College men’s lacrosse opened the program’s first season with a 16-10 victory over Missouri State University 16-10. The match was played at the Anheuser-Busch Sports Complex in Fenton, Mo. This game marked the first match for the men’s lacrosse program that was established in the Spring of 2013.


The Vikings were led by Junior Attacker Max Slutsky (Raleigh, N.C.) who scored five goals and added three assists. Also, Junior Attacker Greg Abendshoen (Catonsville, Md.) had four goals and one assist, while Junior Midfielder JJ Licata (Bel Air, Md.) had two goals and assist. Also on the score sheet were Junior Midfielder Jeremy Frosch (Coastal Springs, Miss.) and Freshman Midfielder Brandon Gallagher (Geneva, Ill.), both with two goals, Sophomore Midfielder Tim Setree (Annapolis, Md.) with one goal and two assists, and Junior Attacker Doug Brown (Baltimore, Md.) who added three assists. Freshman Goalkeeper Brandon Minshall (Centennial, Colo.) made 21 saves. Defensively, the Vikings came up with 29 ground balls.


“I am really happy for the team and proud of the way they played in opening the first season in program history,” said Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Totaro. “The guys have prepared well all year, and their play today showed all the hard work they’ve put in since arriving on campus back in August.”


MVC improves to 1-0 on the season while Missouri State falls to 0-1.


Up next, the Vikings are scheduled to host Rockhurst University on Saturday at Reed Kepner Field at 2:00 p.m.


About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit


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