On the Road to MAC Freedom Championship: Slipping Past Wilkes and Kings in Overtime

      Within the past week, the Eastern Men’s Lacrosse team played against Wilkes University on April 10 and King’s College on April 13. Looking back at how the team played against these two teams last season, both games were an expected win this week. However, each game was a close call. The Eagles were able to come out with wins but only through overtime.

      Their away game at Wilkes was a scary one to say the least. Wilkes was able to score six goals in the first half with only 12:51 minutes left on the clock. A minute and a half later, Mark Buannic was able to get a shot in goal. Slowly the team started closing Wilkes winning gap. One of the largest highlight of the game was Kyle Finelli’s spinning move to get the ball in goal 13 seconds on the clock before halftime. Compared to previous games, our shots on goal were spread out amongst our offense, and most were unassisted. The Eagles only allowed two more goals from Wilkes to enter their net after halftime and fought back with four more goals in the third quarter. It was tied, 9 to 9, throughout the fourth quarter leading into overtime. Buannic was able to make a goal with 1:21 left on clock, leading the Eagles to victory.

      The Eagles had a great first period against King’s College, the Monarchs, this past Saturday. Within the first four minutes, Kyle Finelli, Sam Emig and Antonio Yeoman, each made a goal, giving Eastern a lead. The second half of the game was neck to neck. The Monarchs were able to score two goals in under a minute in the third quarter and were able to tie the game in the fourth, pushing us into overtime. What was possibly to be expected a longer overtime, took a quick turn as Emig scored 27 seconds into overtime, winning the game for the Eagles.

      Join the Eagles at FDU-Florham in Madison, New Jersey, on April 17 at 7pm for their next game. If you cannot make it, watch the livestream. As the team is heading closer and closer to MAC Freedom Championships, make sure to support your Eastern Eagles Men’s Lacrosse team, on and off the field.

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