VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team fell to #18 Christopher Newport University on a cold Wednesday night on Birdsong Field. With the loss, the Marlins move to 3-5 on the season while the Captains remain unbeaten (8-0).
CNU got on the opened up fast getting up to a 4-0 lead over the first 10:44. Dante Castillo stopped the attack though as he netted a diving goal from behind the net at the 3:36 mark.The Captains offense continued to apply pressure though, scoring the contest's next six goals. Nick Zepko put in two during the second quarter, but the Marlins trailed 12-3 going into halftime.
In the third, it was more CNU as it outscored VWU 5-1. The final stanza opened with a bit of a run by the Marlins, scoring three three-straight goals but the deficit was too much to overcome.
Defensively, Conn performed well as he came away with a career-high seven caused turnovers. In goal, Cory Austin stopped 10 Captain shots.
Men's lacrosse returns to action at 2 p.m. on Saturday as the squad hosts Bridgewater for a little bit of ODAC play.