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Men’s Lacrosse Claims Victory over Wilmington

By Abilio Dominguez

Staff Writer

The men’s lacrosse team played the Wilmington University Wildcats, winning with a score of 23-2, at Bethpage Stadium on Tuesday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. There were 172 attendees at the home game.

The Pioneers played skillfully against the Wildcats. In the first quarter, the Pioneers scored 10 goals compared to one by the Wild-cats’ Jake Walsh. Many Pioneer fans, including students, family members and friends, chanted with a lot of energy.

The men’s lacrosse team playing on their home field

The men’s team has a record of 8-2 this season, having been defeated by Pace University on March 2 and Adelphi University on March 20.

After the first quarter, the scoring slowed down. The Pioneers scored four goals in the second quarter, five in the third quarter and four goals in the final quarter of the game.

The Wildcats scored their second goal in the final quarter near the end of the game.

The top scorers of the game for the Pioneers were William Snelders, a sophomore business management major, and Thomas Liantonio, a junior undecided major, both scored four goals. It was a team effort with the players assisting each other to score a total of 23 goals by the end of the game.

Before the game, there was a lot of Pioneer spirit in the parking lot, with tailgating and food. It was a cloudy and chilly day on Tuesday, but the game played out in favor of the Pioneers.

On Saturday, April 6, the team travelled to Washington D.C and played against University of the District of Columbia. The Pioneers returned home with a 20-8 victory.

The men’s lacrosse team play their next game at home on Saturday, April 13 at 3.30 p.m. against their rivals New York Institute of Technology.

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