FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - The Lawrence Technological University men's lacrosse team fell 14-13 in their battle with Aquinas College (Mich.) on Saturday, March 23rd, moving to 0-1 in the WHAC. The Blue Devils held an early 5-0 lead after the first quarter, but a 7-2 second quarter by Aquinas tied the game at 7-7 going into halftime.
Offensively, the Blue Devils (3-4, 0-1) were led by the three goals from Justin Light(SO/Hartland, Mich.) and Maveric Muscat (FR/Hartland, Mich.). Muscat also led the team in assists with two. Nik Kubik led the team in ground balls with ten, followed by Alex Schlueter (SR/Oxford, Mich.) with four. In net for the Blue Devils was Joel Trent(SO/South Lyon, Mich.) who had 11 saves on the night. Kubik also dominated the face off, winning 23 of the 31 face offs.
Aquinas (4-3, 1-0) was set apart with their goalie Clayton Boergter's performance in net, who had 21 saves in the game, including seven saves in a fourth period shut out when LTU was down by one.
Lawrence Tech started the game off on fire with five unanswered goals and four saves. However, the saints found their footing the second quarter with seven goals, including five back to back goals. While the Blue Devils scrambled to answer, the game sat in a tie going into the third.
The Saints answered first, yet the Blue Devils again found some life and scored three straight goals, two of which were fed by Muscat to go up 10-8. Aquinas found the back of the net again, but Lawrence Tech, behind the shots of Muscat and Light, got up again, scoring three more goals and going up 13-9 into the fourth.
While the Blue Devils put 11 shots on the Saints in the fourth, the Aquinas goalie stonewalled LTU, giving his team the chance to climb on back and capitalized. The Saints then went on a devastating five goal run, all from Cam Rogers and Walker West of the Saints, forcing the Blue Devils to fall 14-13.
Up next for Lawrence Tech is another WHAC match up, this time down in Ohio against Lourdes University on March 27th in Slyvania, Ohio. The Gray Wolves are 5-1 this season with a recent win against Taylor University (Ind.) 21-4.