GC Men’s Lacrosse Blows By Berry, 11-6

The Pride men’s lacrosse team ended a streak of close calls with an 11-6 home win over Berry on Saturday. Greensboro had played five straight games decided by one goal, including two overtime matches, prior to Saturday’s victory.

Berry jumped out in front 1-0 in the early goings before Thomas Brooks and Scott Showalter scored to put The Pride on top 2-1. Following a Viking goal that evened the score, Ryan McNamara beat the keeper and the clock with one second to go in the first period to give Greensboro a 3-2 lead heading into the second.

Berry notched the first two goals of the second session to regain the advantage at 4-3. It was all Pride from there as Greensboro scored the final three goals of the half to take a 6-4 lead at the break.

After a scoreless third period, Jaeger Carlyle put two quick goals on the board for The Pride in the fourth to extend the margin to 8-4. The Vikings briefly cut the gap to three, until Max Aiken scored twice, followed by a goal by Skip Jakupi for a commanding 11-5 lead. Berry scored the final goal of the afternoon but it was not enough as Greensboro cruised home for the 11-6 victory.

The Pride finished the day with 52 shots and 28 shots on goal. Greensboro picked up 51 grounballs compared to 31 for the Vikings. The Pride also won 15-19 face-off attempts and converted 18-25 clear opportunities.

Greensboro is now 5-5 on the season. The Pride will conclude a six game home stretch on Wednesday, March 28 against Hampden-Sydney at 4 p.m.