Men's Lacrosse defeated by Concordia University 14-4 on Saturday

The Alma College Men's Lacrosse team traveled to Mequon, WI on Saturday to take on Concordia University (WI). Despite getting on the board first, the Scots fell to the Falcons 14-4 at Fittings Field.

With the loss, Alma drops to 4-5 overall, while Concordia improves to 7-4 with the victory.

"We showed some character today battling hard throughout the game," said Alma Head Coach Jason Levesque. "However, our lack of discipline cost us on many occasions."

"We've also got to be much better in the face off department, possession is such a key factor and we weren't able to generate enough of them." 

"Credit to Concordia for playing a great game top to bottom and taking advantage of our mistakes and capitalizing on their opportunities." 

So. MF Kyle Schnitzer (Aurora, CO/Smoky Hill) put the Scots on the board first with an unassisted goal at 9:25 to give Alma the early 1-0 lead on the road.

The home team quickly responded by scoring six unanswered to take the 6-1 advantage after one quarter of play.

Schnitzer started the second quarter much like the first, scoring the in the early minutes to bring the Scots within four at 6-2.

The Falcons were not rattled and scored the next three goals to take the 9-2 lead into the locker rooms.

Concordia carried over the momentum from the first half into the second, outscoring Alma 4-0 in the third.

So. MF Marshall Argenta (Stafford, NY/Notre Dame) began the final quarter with a goal off an assist by So. MF David Foster (Ann Arbor/Pioneer) to cut the deficit to 10 at 13-3.

Fr. A TJ Miller (Brighton/Brighton) took it himself at 9:56 to make it 13-4 before the home team struck again to seal the 14-4 victory.

Despite the loss, the Scots won the turnover battle on Saturday, forcing 24 while committing 19. The Falcons held the statistical edge in faceoff wins (18-3), shots (33-27) and groundballs (40-18).

Schnitzer logged a solid all-around game for Alma, leading the team with two goals while adding two groundballs.

Sam Wladyka and Danny Dahms both recorded four goals for Concordia in the win.

The Scots will remain in Wisconsin tomorrow, taking on the Milwaukee School of Engineering at 2:00 p.m.