MVC Men's Lacrosse Picks Up Two Wins Saturday on Senior DayPosted April 19, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (April 19, 2014)- The No. 19 Missouri Valley College men’s lacrosse team picked up two wins Saturday at home. The Vikings defeated Dordt College by a 26-5 score and won by forfeit over Missouri S&T on Senior Day at Reed Kepner Field.
Against Dordt, the Vikings were able to slowly build up their lead in the first half. MVC scored four goals in the first quarter, but added seven more goals in the second quarter but led by just a 10-3 score halftime. MVC put some distance between themselves and Dordt by going on an 11-goal barrage in the third quarter, before eventually coming away with a 26-5 win.
Leading the way for MVC was Junior Attacker Doug Brown (Baltimore, Md.) who finished with five goals and five assists. Junior Attacker Greg Abendshoen (Catonsville, Md.) finished with four goals and two assists while Junior Attacker Max Slutsky (Raleigh, N.C.) added four goals. Sophomore Attacker John Milani (Glenwood, Md.) had four goals and three assists for MVC while Junior Midfielder J.J. Licata (Bel Air, Md.) finished with one goal and three assists. The two Viking keepers, Freshman Jason Dotterweich II (Middle River, Md.) and Freshman Brandon Minshall (Centennial, Colo.) combined to make seven saves for MVC. The Vikings also came up with 49 ground balls and took 59 shots in the game.
The two wins moved MVC’s record to 11-1 on the season and 4-0 in the GRLC Northwest Division. The Vikings will finish atop the division standings, guaranteeing them a spot in the GRLC Tournament May 2-5 in Fenton, Mo., at the Anheuser-Busch Sports Complex.
Up next, the Vikings are scheduled to travel to University of Kansas April 29..
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 www.moval.edu.