SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's lacrosse team was unable to catch up with the fast-paced offense of Illinois Wesleyan, as the Titans defeated the Tigers, 22-13, Sunday afternoon from historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Illinois Wesleyan (4-1) 22, Sewanee (3-3) 13
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Illinois Wesleyan kept Sewanee off the scoreboard for the first 33:07 of the contest, with the Titans leading 14-0 at the break.
-Sewanee broke the shutout with a Jake Vaughn goal with 11:53 in the third period.
-The Tigers came out sticks ablazing in the second half, outscoring the Titans, 12-3, in the first 24 minutes of the final period. Thanks to the run, the home team cut the deficit to five, 17-12, with six minutes left in the contest.
-The Titans sealed the victory with a 5-1 run in the final six minutes.
-Thomas Lynde recorded seven groundballs and added a goal and assist.
-Bryce Womack (2-3) recorded seven saves in 30 first half minutes inside the cage.
ILLINOIS WESLEYAN KEY STATISTICS
-Alex Doorenbos and Bailey Marth each netted five goals apiece for the visitors.
-Benigno Houser (4-1) earned the win in the cage with 13 saves in 45 minutes.
The Tigers open Spring Break with three matches on the road, beginning with opening Southern Athletic Association play with Birmingham-Southern on Thursday night.