MVC Men's Lacrosse Knocks Off St. Ambrose at Home Friday

Posted March 21, 2014

Marshall, Mo. (March 21, 2014)- The No. 24 Missouri Valley College men’s lacrosse team hosted St. Ambrose at Reed Kepner Field Friday afternoon. The Vikings picked up another win with a 21-5 swatting off the Fighting Bees.


It didn’t take long for the MVC offense to get going as they scored four goals within the first six minutes of the game. Just one minute later, however, St. Ambrose netted its first goal of the game and what would be their only goal of the first half. The Vikings responded quickly to the Bees goal by scoring one of their own just twenty-five seconds later to take a 5-1 lead. MVC scored three goals late in the first quarter and took an 8-1 lead into the second quarter.


Nine seconds into the second quarter, Junior Attacker Max Slutsky (Raleigh, N.C.) found the net for his third goal of the game and was followed by a quick goal from Junior Attacker Doug Brown (Baltimore, Md.) just thirty-five seconds later to extend the Vikings lead to 10-1. Midway through the quarter, Junior Attacker Greg Abendshoen (Catonsville, Md.) netted his second goal of the game and was quickly followed by another goal from Brown. With forty-seven seconds left in the first half, Abendshoen once again found the net to put MVC up 13-1 at the break.


To start the second half, neither team could get much offense going, taking about five minutes before the Bees scored the first goal of the half to make it 13-2. Within a three minute span late in the third quarter, the Vikings were able to score two goals from Abendshoen and one from Brown. With fifteen seconds remaining, St. Ambrose found the net once again to narrow the gap to 16-3 heading into the final quarter.


Shortly after ending the third quarter with a goal, St. Ambrose opened up the final quarter with their fourth goal of the game just one minute in to close the gap again to 16-4. Midway through the quarter, after an MVC goal from Junior Midfielder Jeremy Frosch (Ocean Springs, Miss.), the Bees netted their final goal of the game to make it 17-5. The Vikings then went on to score the final four goals of the game to wrap up their 21-5 victory.


Leading the way for the Vikings was Abendshoen who netted six goals and one assist. Brown and Slutsky were not far behind with five goals and two assists and four goals and two assists, respectively. Also, Frosch netted three goals and two assists of his own. Junior Midfielder J.J. Licata (Bel Air, Md.) had one goal and led the way in ground balls with nine while Sophomore Midfielder Tim Setree (Annapolis, Md.) also netted one goal. Both Freshman Goalkeeper Brandon Minshall (Centennial, Colo.) and Freshman Goalkeeper Jason Dotterweich II (Middle River, Md.) each came up with six saves apiece.


MVC improves to 6-1 on the season and 1-0 in the GRLC DII Northwest Conference. St. Ambrose University falls to 2-4 on the season and 0-1 in the GRLC DII Northwest Conference.


Up next, the Vikings are scheduled to travel to Kansas City, Mo., for a match up with Rockhurst University Friday with a game time of 7 p.m.




About Missouri Valley College

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