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Men's Lacrosse rolls past Dallas, 23-6

Jacob McPherson

IRVING, Texas—Led by senior Jacob McPherson with five goals, the Birmingham-Southern men's lacrosse team downed University of Dallas on the road, Sunday, 23-6.

BSC moves to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in the SCAC with its fourth straight win; the Crusaders fall to 1-8 overall and 0-3 in the league.

The Panthers came out firing, scoring twice in the first minute and leading 7-0 after the first quarter. BSC also scored the first five goals of the second quarter to go up 12-0 before Dallas scored its first goal of the game at the 8:02 mark. BSC scored again, as did Dallas, giving BSC a 13-2 lead at the half.

The Crusaders scored twice to open the second half and cut it to 13-4, but the Panthers rattled off five straight goals to close out the third quarter with an 18-4 lead.

The fourth quarter looked like a replay of the third, with Dallas scoring twice again to open the quarter, and BSC ending with five straight goals.

McPherson led all players with five goals, followed by freshman Erik Klein with four and senior Ryan Croft and sophomore Matt Ivie with three each. McPherson also tallied an impressive seven assists, followed by sophomore Michael Sanicola with four.

Klein led with seven ground balls, followed by senior Chris Clarke and freshman Reed Butler with six. Freshman John Sommerall led on face-offs, going 8-of-10.

Junior goalkeeper Andrew Huffman played the entire game in the net, making four saves.

BSC led in shots, 57-15, ground balls, 56-40, face-offs, 19-13, and was 18-of-19 on clears. The Panthers also committed only 15 turnovers, 13 less than the Crusaders with 28.

The Panthers return home next weekend for two more conference games, facing Colorado College on Friday at 6 p.m. and Hendrix College on Sunday at 1 p.m.