Men’s lacrosse improves record to 2-1 with a victory against Calvin

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PHOTO COURTESY OF DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

Ten different players scored for the men’s lacrosse team against Calvin College on Saturday on their way to a 17-5 victory over the Knights, improving their record to 2-1.

Sophomore Steen Jorgenson scored 54 seconds into the game to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Senior Adam Bridges and sophomore Matthew Dauw also added goals to rack up a 3-0 lead.

After the Tigers’ impressive three goal start within the first six minutes of the game, Calvin made a dent with a goal by Noah Nedd. However, DePauw responded by thrashing the Knights in the second quarter, as they added nine goals and did not allow Calvin to score the entire quarter. Defensively, first-year Charlie Robson made two saves and senior Connor Patterson added five.

Junior Jack Gomez says that the successful second quarter was due to an overall team effort. “A lot of guys played well in our game,” Gomez said. “We played very unselfish and that showed in the final score.”

Calvin responded in the second half with three goals in the third quarter to cut into DePauw’s lead. First-year Jack Richey finally broke the drought with a goal of his own before the end of the third quarter to make the score 31-4.

Jorgenson, sophomore Austin MacDonald, first-year Patrick Durnien and first-year Jeremey Konzen added goals in the fourth to conclude the game with the score at 17-5. Jorgenson finished with three goals, matching Bridges’s and MacDonald’s final goal total. Richey added two more to the total.

Gomez is happy with how the team has played this year and is looking forward to their continued success.

“I’m excited to see how the team responds to our success,” Gomez said. “We need to keep this rolling into conference play because that is what matters most.”

Jorgenson was impressed with his team’s performance and thought it was their best game of the season.

“Everyone played for each other and that’s when we play our best lacrosse. There was a commitment this offseason of being in the weight room and I think that is turning into on-field success,” said Jorgenson.

The team is back in action against Hanover College on Wednesday March 15 at home.