March 5-6, 2011 – The Biola men’s lacrosse team suffered two set backs over the weekend, losing 19-9 on Saturday to UC San Diego, and 5-4 to Fort Lewis on Sunday. After a 4-2 first quarter lead for UCSD, they managed to put in five more goals, to Biola’s two, to stretch the lead to 9-4 at the half. UCSD’s offense came out of halftime just as hot as they were in the first half, scoring seven times in the third to take a commanding 16-6 lead into the final quarter. Both teams put three goals on the board in the fourth, but for Biola it was too little, too late.
The Eagles were led by sophomore attackman Jeff Clark who tallied four goals and an assist for five points. Junior attackman Marc Morgan put in two goals and an assist of his own. The rest of Biola’s goals came from junior midfielder David Sigley with two goals, and sophomore attackman Scott Gamelson with one goal. Senior defenseman Justin Harrington got in on the scoring with one assist.
Despite playing back-to-back games over the weekend, the Eagles looked much sharper against the visiting Fort Lewis Skyhawks from Durango, CO. Both teams’ defense allowed only one goal in the first quarter, with Fort Lewis taking a slim 2-1 lead into halftime thanks to an unanswered goal in the second quarter. Biola came right back in the third, outscoring the Skyhawks 2-1 to tie the game at 3-3 heading into the final quarter. After a 4-4 tie in the fourth, Fort Lewis managed to get one more down the stretch, for what ended up being the game winning goal. The Eagles had chances in the fourth to tie the game again, but 11 penalties eventually caught up to them, and they were forced to play out the final minute a man down.
Sigley led Biola’s scoring efforts with two of the four goals; Morgan and Gamelson each providing one goal. Clark added an assist, along with freshman midfielder JT Moranski. Freshman goalie Jimmy Perdomo-Hazen made nine outstanding saves to keep the Eagles in the game.