The Beloit College men’s lacrosse team cruised to a 15-5 win over Fontbonne on the road Saturday afternoon. The Bucs snapped a three-game skid with the win to move to 3-2 in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference.
The Buccaneers jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. It took just 1:09 for Beloit to strike with the first goal on a man-up opportunity by Kevin Joswiak. The Griffins knotted the score at 1-1 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the quarter before the Bucs scored six straight. Mark Gannon started the offensive flurry at 7:10 and the next five goals were all tallied in the final five minutes of the quarter. Matt Lee found the back of the net at the five-minute mark followed by Michael Spencer off a helper from Gannon at 3:59. Nick Meisberger got in on the action with a goal at 3:32 and then provided the assist on another Gannon goal with just under two minutes remaining. Lee tallied the final Bucs’ goal of the period with 20 seconds remaining to give Beloit the 7-1 advantage.
Spencer scored the first two goals of the second quarter to extend the gap to 9-1 before Fontbonne ended their scoring drought with 10:34 on the clock. The Griffins the next two to make it 9-4 at the half.
Lee notched another goal in the third while Michael Boyland was credited with an assist at 10:09 in the third to make it 10-4. Boyland struck again at the 6:58 mark this time taking it himself to widen the gap to 11-4.
Fontbonne registered a man-up goal with 3:50 remaining in the quarter but Gannon and Boyland teamed for the answer just 49 seconds letter to make the score 12-5. Boyland found the back of the net again, this time off an assist from Lee, with 1:25 left in the quarter.
In the fourth, Boyland made good on a helper from Dylan Levine and Andrei Prikhodko found the back of the net with a man advantage to round out the scoring.
Four Bucs tallied three goals in the game including Boyland, Gannon, Lee and Spencer. Boyland totaled five points adding two helpers.
John Murphy picked up the win in net in 30 minutes of action. Nick Parker came in for the final 30 minutes of play to allow just one goal while making four saves.