Men's Lacrosse defeats Greensboro on the road, 8-6

McHale Schneider (photo by Mike Gentry)
McHale Schneider (photo by Mike Gentry)

GREENSBORO, N.C.—The Birmingham-Southern men's lacrosse team picked up a road win on Saturday to move to 2-0 on the season, defeating Greensboro College 8-6 on Pride Field. GC dropped to 0-2 with the loss.

BSC led 3-2 after the first quarter, with goals from sophomore McHale Schneider, junior Evan Lalande, and freshman Andrew Wickersham. The Panthers opened the second quarter with three straight goals, including Schneider's second of the game, to pull ahead 6-2. The Pride scored once more, with just under five minutes left in the half, to cut it to 6-3 by halftime.

The lone goal of the third quarter was off the stick of GC's Lamar Jelks, cutting the Panther lead to 6-4, and a goal from Denis Radcliffe to open the third quarter cut it to 6-5. BSC freshman David Arnold increased his team's lead, however, with two straight goals to put the Panthers back up by three. The Pride was able to score once more before the end of the game, and the Panthers came away with the victory.

Schneider and Arnold each scored twice for BSC, while senior Billy McMahon and sophomore Thomas Grove led with five ground balls apiece. Senior goalkeeper Conor Perine was effective for the Panthers, making 15 saves to help preserve the win.

BSC returns home this Wednesday, Feb. 18, hosting Piedmont College at 7 p.m. on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.