MVC Men's Lacrosse Gets Road Win Against Robert MorrisPosted March 13, 2014
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MVC MEN’S LACROSSE GETS ROAD WIN AGAINST ROBERT MORRIS
Marshall, Mo. (March 13, 2014)- The No. 25 Missouri Valley College men’s lacrosse team traveled to Chicago, Ill., Thursday afternoon for a matchup with Robert Morris College. The Vikings dominated much of the game, coming away with a 21-4 victory.
MVC and Robert Morris played a tightly contested first quarter in their game Thursday. After Junior Attacker Doug Brown (Baltimore, Md.) opened the scoring up in the game’s first minutes, Robert Morris grabbed an early 2-1 lead with six minutes to play in the first quarter. The lead was short lived as Junior Attacker Max Slutskey (Raleigh, N.C.) scored with just over five minutes remaining in the first quarter to tie the game at 2-2, and Junior Attacker Greg Abdendschoen (Catonsville, Md.) game MVC the lead back at 3-2 with just over a minute remaining in the first quarter.
The second quarter belonged to Missouri Valley, as the Vikings scored eight goals, while shutting out Robert Morris. Slutsky scored three goals in the quarter while both Brown and Sophomore Midfielder Timothy Setree (Baltimore, Md.) both scored two goals for MVC. The strong second quarter put MVC up 11-2 going into the halftime break.
After halftime, Robert Morris tried to fight its way back into the game, scoring the first goal of the third quarter to cut MVC’s lead down to 11-3, but MVC extended its lead even further thanks to goals by Junior Midfielder JJ Licata (Bel Air, Md.), Slutsky and Abdendschoen to put MVC ahead 14-3 heading into the fourth quarter.
MVC got three more goals from both Brown and Licata to pull away from Robert Morris in the fourth quarter, and finish the game with a 21-4 victory.
The Vikings were led by Brown who finished with six goals and one assist. Slutsky added five goals and five assists to lead all players with 10 points. Licata also had four goals and Setree and Abdendschoen both finished with two goals and two assists for MVC. Freshman Goalkeeper Brandon Minshall (Centennial, Colo.) played the majority of the game in goal for MVC coming up with four saves.
The win for MVC pushes its record to 5-0 on the season, while Robert Morris falls to 0-1 to begin its season.
The Vikings will next play No. 21 DePaul University in St. Louis, Mo., Saturday at 1 p.m.
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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 www.moval.edu.