Frostburg played its second conference Lacrosse game against St Mary's college this past saturday at one. St Mary's is a phenomenal school from an athletic standpoint, putting up a quite an impressive display in other sports in the CAC (Capital Athletic Conference), such as swimming, where they placed second overall. Despite an impressive last quarter rally and impressive individual performances from sophomore Chris Rios and freshman Spenser Love, Frostburg narrowly lost to St. Mary's with a score of nine to St. Mary's ten.
The Bobcats (6-4 overall, 0-2 in the CAC) scored two goals in the final minute of the game. Unfortunately, time ran out for the bobcats down in St. Mary's (6-4 overall, 2-0 in the CAC). Frostburg put up a great fight throughout the game, however.
FSU came back from a 4-1 deficit early in the second quarter with five straight goals for a 6-4 lead with 10:32 showing in the third quarter. St. Mary's and Frostburg traded goals before St. Mary's went on a five-goal run on their own for an eventual 10-7 lead with 7:47 on the clock in the final quarter. It was only in the final minute that Rios and Love scored their combined two goals for the endgame score of 10-9.
Though FSU only lost by one point, the team was outshot 49-22. Junior goalkeeper Tyler Haines stopped 16 shots, eight of which were in the first quarter as FSU were trailing 2-1 after the opening frame.
St. Mary's staggering 49 shots are their second highest count for the season and at least ten were fired in each quarter. St. Mary's made an attempt to run away with the game in the first quarter, holding a 17-2 lead in shots after one.
After Rios and Loves exploits, Juniors Ryan Serio, Lucas Flag, and Andy Luhmann combined efforts to score the five goals that gave them their 6-4 lead. It was notably the first action of the year for Flaig.
Will Lerch (Three total goals, one assist) and Ben Love (three goals) each scored two more goals in the final half for St. Mary's, in addition to one more from Lerch that would eventually bring them to their game winning score of 10.
Frostburg has its next game this Wednesday against St. Vincent at 7:00 PM.
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