Bloomsburg men’s Lacrosse finished .500 this Sunday, dropping game one 4-3, against IUP and defeating Wilkes University 8-6 at Redmond Stadium.
The first encounter was with a defensively strong IUP team, whose goalie played phenomenal as he stiflied anything the Bloomsburg attackers threw at him. However an IUP deflected shot proved to separate the two sides in the end, as the Huskies finished up a hard fought game losing 4-3. Wilkes defeated IUP 5-0 in game two of the afternoon.
When the Huskies faced the Colonels, Captain Steve Wittmer (Lansdale PA) said, “we felt we had to avenge their loss in the hands of IUP earlier in the day with a quick start and solid defending”. The huskies came out with saddles blazing from the face-off mark as John Lawless (Collegeville PA) won all face-offs in the first quarter. With the pistols firing and Lawless controlling the possession factor of the game himself, Bloomsburg jumped out to an early 3-0 lead.
After a quick surge from Wilkes to make it 3-2 late in the second quarter, the huskies used some savy ball movement from Mike Porter(Downingtown PA), Scott Radzinkski(Flemington NJ), and Mike Vogan(Phoenixville PA), Bloomsburg then pulled away finishing up the third quarter with a 6-3 lead.
Stellar defensive strips from Colin McHugh(West Chester PA) and timely checks by Joe ‘Navy’ Seidler(Mt. Laurel NJ) set the tone for goalie and signal caller Andrew Outten’s(Landenberg PA) defensive squad early. Huskies defense strived due to tactical quality from Andrew ‘Red’ Sibley (Owen J Roberts High School , PA) and offensive flashes of brilliance from Tom Klodarska(Media PA) who scored his first ever NCLL goal in pivotal stage of the game, as the huskies offense prevailed defeating the Colonels 8-6.
The huskies will begin a weekend series at Penn Tech, then travel down I 80 to take on the Warriors of East Stroudsborg.
Bench Manager Andy Spengler(Boyertown PA) will take on his twin brother Mark(Boyertown PA) in what should be a hostile encounter between the two sides. The huskies overall record is now 2-2.