Westminster men’s lacrosse secured its first road win of the season, defeating Lynn University Monday, 14-11.
The Griffins went on a seven-goal run after falling behind by four points. Sophomore Spencer Whinery got the Griffins on the scoreboard with just 49 seconds left in the first period. Second period goals from sophomore Gabe Mein, first-year Mike Spaeth, first-year Merritt McMahon, Dillon Brauer and junior Will Dutton put the Griffins in the lead, 6-4, at halftime.
Westminster made a 4-1 run in the third period to take a five-point lead into the fourth.
With 5:48 left in the game, Xander Cozenza scored three goals to lead Lynn on a 4-1 run, in just two and a half minutes, cutting Westminster’s lead to two, 13-11. Junior Blake Gross scored the game’s final goal for a three-point lead, 14-11.
Whinery led the Griffins with six points from three goals and three assists. Whinery finished with five shots and four on goal. Mein had four points from one goal and three assists.
Goalie Sean Edwards and the defense held the Fighting Knights scoreless for 26 minutes straight after falling behind 4-0 in the first period. Edwards made five of his 10 saves and the Griffins held Lynn to just 10 shots in that time period.
The men’s lacrosse team now holds a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record of 2-0 and an overall record of 3-4.
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