Sewanee takes command of SAA standings; Tigers defeat Berry, 15-7

Sewanee takes command of SAA standings; Tigers defeat Berry, 15-7

SEWANEE, Tenn. (April 5, 2014) – Led by senior Michael Morris, the Sewanee men's lacrosse team took command of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) standings with an impressive 15-7 win over rival Berry, Saturday, at Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

For the second straight match, Morris tied his career high with six goals on 11 shots. Morris now has 29 goals and 30 assists on the season.

In a rematch of the 2013 SAA Championship, Sewanee took an early lead as Morris and Reed Daniel put the Tigers ahead 2-1 at the end of the first period.

In the second, Berry would take its only lead of the contest as Bryan Byers scored which gave the Vikings a 3-2 advantage.

Sewanee would rally from there. After Morris tied the match, Tyler Calnan pushed the Tigers back in front with a shot with 11:41 left in the first half.

Cotter Brown, Morris, Baylor Koch, and Davis Brown followed with goals to close out the second period.

Ahead 8-4 to start the third, Sewanee took control with three straight scores. Davis and Cottor Brown again found the back of the net and then Morris scored with 8:11 left.

After two Berry goals, Koch closed the period with an unassisted goal with 43 seconds remaning.

The Tigers then closed the match, as Morris and Hayden Byrd helped Sewanee outscore Berry 3-1 in the fourth.

As a team the Tigers outshot the Vikings, 42-29. Sewanee also finished with an advantage in groundballs and face-offs.

Along with Morris, Cotter Brown, Davis Brown, and Koch all finished with two goals. Additionally, Hal Smith won 15-of-23 face-offs while Jake Rubenstein finished with two caused turnovers and two groundballs.

In goal senior Tommy Healy continued to play well. Healy made a season-high 15 saves for his third straight victory.

Sewanee returns to action with a 6:00 p.m. match against rival Rhodes, Friday. With a win on Friday, the Tigers will wrap up the No. 1 seed and host the upcoming SAA Tournament.

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