SUWANEE, Ga.--St. John Fisher College shut out the Birmingham-Southern men's lacrosse team 4-0 in the second half on Friday afternoon to win, 7-4, at Lambert High School in Suwanee, Ga.
The Panthers fall to 2-4 with their third straight loss, while the Cardinals move to 3-1.
Freshman Evan Lalande scored the first of his three goals within the first two minutes of the game, but St. John Fisher scored twice before the end of the first quarter to lead 2-1. Lalande scored again to open the second quarter, followed by another Cardinal goal to put SJFC up 3-2 with 5:44 left in the half. BSC took the lead before halftime, though, with goals from Lalande and senior Matt Ivie.
The Panthers were unable to score again for the rest of the game, however, while giving up four goals to St. John Fisher for the 7-4 loss.
Lalande led all players with his three goals; senior goalkeeper Andrew Huffman made 13 saves. The Cardinals out-shot the Panthers 40-23 and picked up more ground balls than BSC, 29-13. BSC turned the ball over 17 times while the Cardinals committed 14 turnovers. The Panthers were 0-6 on extra-man opportunities, and the Cardinals were 1-6. St. John Fisher also won 11-of-15 faceoffs.
BSC returns home this Tuesday, March 12, opening Southern Athletic Association play against Millsaps at 7 p.m. in Panther Stadium.