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Cougars Defeat Saints for Program Record 11th Win

CRESTVIEW HILLSKy.—The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s lacrosse team (11-3, 3-2 HAC) defeated the Thomas Moore Saints (1-11) on Thursday, April 13.

The Cougars got off to a strong start in the first quarter of their game against the Saints, scoring two goals and taking a 2-1 lead at the end of the first. The first goal came from Jason LaAsmar. The second goal was also from LaAsmar off an assist from Brett Townsend, giving the Cougars an early advantage. In the second, Johnny Grumney and Townsend were the offense for MVNU, adding two goals to the Cougars’ tally. However, just before halftime, Townsend struck again, scoring a crucial goal to tie the game at 5-5 as the half was about to end.

The third quarter was all MVNU as it outscored the Saints five goals to one. Townsend continued to find the open man with three more assists in the third. In the fourth quarter, the Cougars kept fighting with another goal from Jason LaAsmar. The Saints went on a run as it scored four goals to MVNU’s one in the quarter. Despite the comeback effort by the Saints, the Cougars held on to win by a final of 11-10. With the victory, MVNU has reached 11 wins for the first time in program history.

Inside the Box Score

Townsend – 2 goals, 5 assists

Grumney – 2 goals

Matt Quire – 2 goals

Tyler Dickerson – 1 goal

LaAsmar – 4 goals, 7 groundballs

Luke Modesto – 4 groundballs

Bryce Morningstar – 1 groundball, 1 caused turnover

Josh Jerome – 1 groundball, 1 caused turnover

Micah Rex – 6 groundballs, 2 caused turnovers

Alex Mar – 10 saves

What’s Next

The Cougars will now prepare for the Heart of America Lacrosse Tournament, scheduled for Wednesday, April 26. The opponent and time are yet to be determined.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional-age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to the community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to nearly 2,000 students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries.

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