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Buccaneers Maintain First-Place Tie in MLC with Win at MSOE

March 29, 2017

Milwaukee, WI -- The Beloit College Men's Lacrosse team stayed undefeated and tied for first in Midwest Lacrosse Conference play Wednesday night with a 12-7 win at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

The Bucs jumped on top with the first three goals of the game - from Michael Boyland, Matt Kelly (Mark Gannon) and Zach Carner - and held off MSOE the rest of the way.  After the Raiders got on the board with 4:21 left in the first quarter Kelly closed out the period with his second goal to make it 4-1 after one.  Mike Spencer and Nick Meisberger (Kelly) made it 6-1 in the first three minutes of the second period before MSOE scored three straight goals to pull within 6-4 at the break.

Beloit got some breathing room coming out of halftime with three unanswered goals from Gannon, Spencer and Meisberger to make it a 9-4 game.  MSOE scored a man-up goal to close out the third quarter before Meisberger and Boyland (Gannon) scored back-to-back to open the fourth quarter.  The Raiders scored twice to close within 11-7 but Boyland finished the scoring with 1:15 left to end any thought of a comeback.

Tommy Otis made seven saves in goal in the opening half and John Murphy had four saves in the second half.  Jake Wallace picked up seven ground balls and had five caused turnovers.  Chris Vice won seven faceoffs.

The Buccaneers step away from MLC play on Saturday when they host Augustana College at 1:00 p.m. in the first game of a Lacrosse doubleheader with the Buccaneer Women's team.