The Western men's lacrosse team is finally turning things around, just in time to make a playoff run.
After only one win in the first eight games, the Vikings dominated Pacific Lutheran University last Saturday April 13, resulting in a 27-4 Viking victory.
“We performed well today; we executed our gameplay and stuck corners,” senior and team captain Chuck Goodman said. “A lot of guys stepped up and the rookie class played very well.”
The Vikings started scoring off in the first two-and-a-half minutes and maintained roughly a goal every other minute for the remainder of the game.
At halftime the Vikings were already dominating with a score of 13-2.
“Our team had a lot of hustle and was on the same page the whole game," sophomore Michael Hatcher said. "We had a lot of energy running from the defensive side, especially from the wing play from Alex Bus and face-off wins from Colin Story.”
Sophomore Jacob Goodman scored five goals throughout the game and freshman David Farley recorded his first career start, Chuck Goodman said.
The men’s team will travel first to Tacoma on Saturday, April 20 to face the University of Puget Sound, and then to Ellensburg on Sunday, April 21 to play Central Washington University.
If the Vikings win their last two regular season games next weekend against Puget Sound and Central, they will advance to the postseason to make conference playoffs.
“Hopefully we will win and have the opportunity to be the first team to win the conference championships for Western,” Chuck Goodman said.