Weather can’t stop lacrosse from wins

The Men’s Club Lacrosse Team traveled to Kent State this past weekend to play in the annual Black Squirrel Lacrosse Tournament.

After a week of monsoon-like weather across the entire state of Ohio, all participating teams were in for some outrageous field conditions.

The Falcon’s first game was against longtime rival Ohio University. After a first half of losing the ball in the mud and slow motion action, the Falcon’s took a commanding 4-0 lead. The game was called after Ohio University felt they could not play in the poor field conditions and BG was awarded the victory.

The field and weather conditions continued on. Many teams decided to go home because they believed the field accommodations were not good enough, including the Falcons’ next two opponents John Carroll and Grove City.

The Falcons were awarded two 1-0 forfeit victories and were automatically placed in the tournament semifinal round.

The second day of play was much more promising as the sun was shining and the fields were in better shape.

The Falcon’s prepared for their semifinal opponent, Dayton. The game started out slow as they fell behind 3-0 early on. After a timeout and a regrouping session, the Falcon’s got it together and went on to win 10-6.

Advancing to the tournament finals, the Falcons now awaited the winner of West Virginia and Miami University.

The Redhawks sent the Mountaineers home without a trophy and advanced to play the Falcons in the finals. This game would be a rematch of a loss given to the Falcon’s by Miami in Oxford three weeks ago.

The Falcons came out strong with two quick goals and took a 5-3 halftime lead. Even with 60 reserve players on the sidelines, the Redhawks were not able to handle to fast-paced Falcon attack.

With excellent defense and goalie stick work, the Falcons held the Redhawks to no goals in the second half and came away with a 10-3 victory and a tournament championship.

The Falcons are now ranked number two in a recent NCLL poll. This is the highest ranking ever for the Falcons.