HISTORY MADE IN 21-3 WIN OVER AUSTIN COLLEGE
[4/5/09] Stacy and Monty, the heart and soul of the lacrosse team since its inception have kept just about every stat that can be kept over the past 25 years on the field. It is only fitting that on the last season of the Bucs as a storied club team, many of the "untouchable" records have been or are within reach of being broken.
The game against the always classy Coach Redman and his Kangaroos was the setting for what might be one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of the Bucs lacrosse team from an individual standpoint. Coming into the game, Webb needed only two points to become the all time point leader in team history. To say he was able to achieve that is an understatement. Webb finished with 2 assists and 10 goals on the day to shatter the record and ensure his place in SU lacrosse history for a record that wil never be broken. Rumor has it he is close to the 200 goal mark for his career and 250 point mark, which is a feat that has NEVER been accomplished. We'll have to wait and see.
Walker got the nod in goal and played brilliantly, managing the game and surveying the field to find the open players each quarter. McDonough on the other hand stepped in at attack and was able to notch his first goal and assist of the season, in what turned out to be a much better showing than the last time he took off the chest protector. His poise and catching skills, not to mention his placement of shots, were leaps and bounds above where he was last year. It must have been Mock's back up stick. While Mock reluctantly let go of it for McDonough to use, it turned out to be a good move.
The entire team was able to move the ball well, including Titus, who scored on a perfect top shelf bounce shot. Jesus played very well in his first extended action of the year, and the defense, including Lange all did a good job of controlling the defensive side of the field. The attack all had a great day and were able to spread the wealth, and the middies, although not in the scorebook for points to often, all were able to control the middle of the field most of the day.
The Bucs took a 10-1 lead into the half and came out in the third and ended with an 18-2 lead, before finishing the game off with a 21-3 final tally.
Thanks goes out to Coach Redman and the Kangaroos for always representing their University with class and for always making the trip no matter how few or many players they have on the sidelines. They play with passion and heart every time they step on the field and are a true asset to the LSA D2. We wish them the best of luck in the future.
The Bucs move to 4-0 and are officially in the playoffs for a 6th consecutive year. After a break for Easter, the Bucs return to the field for the final two home games ever of the Club lacrosse team against conference opponents SFA and Trinity as they prepare for the Conference Championships and a potential final trip to the National Tournament.
- Bill Bowman