Men's Lacrosse Comeback Falls Short in Double Overtime Loss
The Pride men's lacrosse team rallied from five goals down in the second half against Farmingdale State but fell in double overtime, 12-11. Greensboro got off to a slow start, trailing 4-2 after one period of play, 7-4 at half and 10-5 midway through the third period.
The Pride caught fire in the third, beginning with a Scott Showalter goal on a man down situation to cut the deficit to 10-6 with 10:20 to go in the period. Thomas Brooks added two goals, sandwiched around a score by Bill Blakely, to pull Greensboro to within 10-9 with 7:57 on the third quarter clock.
The Rams ended the drought with four seconds remaining to take an 11-9 lead into the final period. It took over 11 minutes in the fourth before The Pride found the net, but it took just six seconds for Greensboro to knot the score up at 11-11.
Scott Showalter converted with 3:48 to go in the game and then dished out an assist to Skip Jakupi off the face-off to even the count.
Both defenses clamped down in the final minutes, sending the game into overtime tied at 11-11. Neither team scored in the first overtime session, but Farmindale State's Patrick Schmidt put an end to the game just 11 seconds into the second overtime.
Greensboro dominated the shot category, firing 53 shots compared to 30 for the Rams. The Pride also held a 25-21 advantage in shots on goal. Greensboro picked up 40 ground balls on the day, converted 15-17 clear attempts and won 19-28 face-offs.
Blakely and Showalter each recorded a game high three goals. Brooks and Aiken also chipped in with two goals apiece. Mitchell Kanowicz took the loss in goal despite a nine save effort.
Greensboro is now 3-5 on the year with a home date against Frostburg State at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.