The Franciscan University men’s lacrosse team lost 17-10 against the Chatham University Cougars at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Both teams vied for supremacy on the turf during the first half. The score tied on two separate occasions during the half.
The Cougars netted the night’s first goal, but the Barons responded quickly with a goal of their own. The Barons owed their first goal of the game to sophomore defender Alexander Dhabliwala.
The score stayed closely contested and was eventually tied 4-4 when freshman attacker Dominic Scordino guided his shot in to score his second goal of the night.
Nothing but net followed for the Cougars who hit their stride and pulled ahead to an 8-5 lead by the end of the first half.
The Cougars continued their dominance, at one time darting ahead to a 17-6 lead. The Barons went on a four-goal streak within the last three and a half minutes, bringing the final score to 17-10, Cougars.
Scordino and freshman attacker Samuel Marshall led the Barons in points, with both achieving five points each — three goals and two assists per player.
Dhabliwala and sophomore attacker Gavin Cook also had a successful game, both nabbing two goals and one assist each for a total of three points per player.
The Barons have a 4-0 losing streak, dating back to 2019, against the Cougars. The Barons’ 17-10 loss had a smaller point margin than every past match against the Cougars, with the most recent match being a 24-2 loss in 2021.
This match counted toward the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and brought the Barons’ current conference record to three losses and one win.
Up next, the Barons will continue their conference matches; their next home game will be against the Westminster College Titans at 4 p.m. Wednesday.