Abourjilie scores his 200th Career Goal, but Pride fall on the road to William Peace
Raleigh, NC – On Wednesday evening, the Greensboro College Lacrosse team traveled east on I-40 for a date with USA South foe William Peace University. There is a lot of history with these two programs and both teams saw a lot of familiar faces, but it was all business once the whistle sounded. It would be a back-and-forth game, with some history being made but the Pride would end up falling to the Pacers by a final score of 14-9.
Junior Will Beyer (Greensboro, NC) got the scoring started in the first quarter, when he took a pass from Junior Aaron Larios-Neubert (Beaverton, OR), giving Greensboro the early lead, 1-0. Two minutes later, William Peace answered, but then Beyer found Sophomore Leo Ringelberg (Waxhaw, NC) to, once again, grab a one goal advantage. However, the Pacers eventually took a 3-2 lead, until Senior Dominic Scali (Randolph, NJ) found the back of the net to tie the game. As the quarter was coming to an end, William Peace fired off three straight goals and followed that up with a goal to open up the second quarter. The Pride’s offense came alive with just under nine minutes remaining in the half as Sophomore Jack Martinez (Maitland, FL), Sophomore Caelen Young (Linthicum, MD) and Senior Austin Abourjilie (Greensboro, NC) pulled Greensboro to within one goal at the half 8-7.
Unfortunately, in the third quarter, the Pride were unable to keep their scoring momentum going, as William Peace tallied five straight goals to increase their advantage to 13-7. In the fourth quarter Larios-Neubert attempted to get Greensboro back in the game with a goal at the 11:34 mark and a few minutes later Abourjilie would score his 200-career goal, against his former team, to pull the Pride to within five, but that is as close as they could get as Greensboro fell on the road, 14-9.
The Pride were led by Abourjilie who finished the game with three goals, while Larios-Neubert had a goal to go along with his four assists. In addition, Junior Chase Henderson (Greensboro, NC) was 16-23 in face-offs and picked up 11 ground balls.
Greensboro will return to action Saturday, April 22nd as they travel to Georgia to face Piedmont University. Face-off is scheduled for 12:00pm.