Men's Lacrosse shuts out Centenary, 16-0

Peter Raffanti (photo by Mike Gentry)
Peter Raffanti (photo by Mike Gentry)

SHREVEPORT, La.—Riding a seven-goal opening quarter, the Birmingham-Southern men's lacrosse team dominated just about every statistical category en route to a 16-0 win over Centenary College, Thursday afternoon in Shreveport, La.

The shutout victory evens the Panther's record to 4-4 overall in the non-conference match. Centenary is now 0-6.

BSC fired 32 shots in the match with 22 of them being on goal, as compared to Centenary's 13 and three in the same categories. Sophomore Ryan Sobb paced the Panthers in both categories with seven total shots and three shots on goal. Each of the 16 BSC goals were scored off an assist and the Panthers were led by freshman McHale Schneider with a game-high three assists.

Defensively, the Panthers were just as sharp in their execution as they picked up 34 ground balls to Centenary's 29. Freshman keeper Hank Harris stopped all three shots that came his way.

BSC played an almost clean game with only one penalty called against them, while Centenary was whistled for six penalties. The Panthers used the man advantage from Centenary's final foul of the match to score their only man-up goal, a score by sophomore Gates Gentry from fellow sophomore Evan Lalande.

The Panthers return home for their next three games, starting with hosting Southern Athletic Association rival Rhodes College this Saturday at 3 p.m. on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.