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April 16, 2024 4:50 pm

Mount Olive drops road contest against Flagler

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – In a tight contest under the lights, the University of Mount Olive men’s lacrosse program fell by a 14-11 margin against Flagler in non-conference action on March 7 in non-conference play.

With the loss, the Trojans dropped to 1-5 this season after facing three straight ranked opponents.

On a man-up opportunity, UMO gained the first goal of the contest from graduate student Blake Tallon receiving a pass from teammate Brayden Hickey. In response, Flagler leveled the match with a goal at the 3:17 mark. Off a pass by senior Chaz Goodman, sophomore Davin Ikert scored his first goal of the season and UMO led 2-1. With 42 seconds left, Flagler closed the first quarter with a goal to tie the game at 2-2. In the second quarter, the Saints scored back-to-back goals leading the Trojans by two, 4-2. With goals by senior Chapman Parker and Goodman, the game was knotted, 4-4. Closing the first half, both teams scored a goal each, including one by freshman Benjamin Vanderkley, his first of the season to tie the game 5-5.

Flagler opened the second half by netting two goals within 50 seconds of each other and led 7-5. As both teams worked effortlessly, the Saints and the Trojans went back and forth between goals. With goals from Hickey (1), Goodman (2), and a goal by senior Aidan Lalonde, the quarter ended with Flagler leading by one, 10-9.

Tying the match 10-10 and scoring his fourth goal of the game, Goodman put one past the keeper in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. With four unanswered goals, Flagler was in the lead 14-10. With less than three minutes left, UMO scored on a goal by senior Chance Urban, but the Saints were able to seal their 14-11 victory.

Goodman finished the game with a career-high of four goals. He also collected two assists and two ground balls. Graduate student Mike Marto went 20-29 on the faceoff. Both Marto and sophomore Brady Laurence collected seven ground balls in the contest.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics