The Monmouth College Men’s lacrosse team lost the longest game in school history to the Beloit College Buccaneers Saturday with a six-overtime 7-6 loss.
The team faced many challenges including the falling snow, bitter cold, and several injuries.
The game started slowly, neither team scored for the first six minutes of action. Beloit took the lead with 8:27 to play in the opening quarter and doubled their lead three minutes later. The Bucs made it 3-0 before the end of the first quarter.
After Beloit scored, LaFrenere notched his second goal in a row to cut the Beloit lead to 4-2. Michael Casey (Chicago, Illinois) got the Scots within a goal as he scored on an assist from LaFrenere. With 4:26 to play in the half, Dominic Knazur (Sugar Grove, Illinois) scored an unassisted goal to tie the game. Beloit answered quickly as they regained the lead just 32 seconds later. Casey picked up a hat trick as he scored a minute later on an assist by Carlos Hernandez III (Billings, Montana). The Buccaneers scored the game-winning goal with 2:04 to play in the 6th OT for the sudden-death win.
The men return home on Saturday April 15th to face the Lake Forest Foresters at Noon.
Sanaia Jenkins – Contributing Writer