Slow start dooms Western men in 21-10 loss at Gwynedd Mercy
|Western Connecticut||Gwynedd Mercy|
|G: Nate Wilson - 4||G: Mason Risner - 7|
|A: Jake Pantani - 2||A: 2 Players (#2, #7 - 3)|
|Sv: Chris Alexander - 9||Sv: Ryan Murphy - 8|
|GB: 2 Players (#2, #4 - 4)||GB: Anthony Scardina - 8|
|Team Statistics||Western Connecticut||Gwynedd Mercy|
|Face Offs Won||12||21|
GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA - The Western Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team only scored one of the game's first ten goals as it suffered a 21-10 loss at Gwynedd Mercy Thursday morning.
Gwynedd Mercy scored in the game's first minute, and led 4-0 before senior Ryan Foster (Ledyard, CT) got Western on the board.
Gwynedd Mercy scored the final four goals of the first quarter and then outscored Western 2-1 in the second period to take a 10-2 lead at halftime.
Western scored three of the first four goals in the third quarter to narrow the margin to 11-5, but still trailed by six at the end of the third, 14-8.
Gwynedd Mercy scored seven of the first eight goals in the fourth as it pulled away down the stretch for a 21-10 win over the Colonials.
With the loss, Western falls to 3-4 on the season, while Gwynedd Mercy improves to 4-2. The Colonials return to action on Wednesday, March 26, when they travel to play Trinity (CT). Game time is slated for 4:00pm.