The NAIA season is in full swing along with other college lacrosse divisions across the country. Here’s a quick update from this past week in NAIA Men’s Lacrosse for February 25.
2020 NAIA Men’s Lacrosse: February 25 Update
Point University is off to a good start after defeating both St.Andrews and Mount Vernon Nazarene (MVNU), 11-10 and 11-4, respectively.
In the battle of a first-year program and one returning to the NAIA fold, St. Andrews bested MVNU 15-5. SAU seemed a little crisper and more athletic across the board.
Madonna escaped an early season test with Missouri Baptist. They were short two of its best offensive players and it was noticeable, but sophomore Vince Floro scored three goals including the game winner. Moving forward Madonna will need to find an answer for faceoffs as it is currently winning 31 percent of its draws through two games.
Aquinas beat St. Ambrose 11-8, Nash West lead the saints with five goals on eight shots. He’s stepping up so far to help that young Aquinas offense early on.
Lawrence Tech faced off against William Penn in the friendly confines of Detroit Country Day’s Fieldhouse. The Blue Devils proved to be too much for the first year Statesmen, winning 16-3. The offense fired on all cylinders and the defense held together throughout. The Statesmen fared well but the speed and experience of LTU showed.
In what I considered to be the game of the week, Siena Heights fell to Cumberlands in overtime 11-10. Both teams battled to the end and while there were some questionable calls on both sides. But, one thing is certain, these teams have a good shot at seeing each other again in May at the national tournament.
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