By Stephen Lapage
The Canisius men’s lacrosse team looked to earn their first win of the season last Sunday against the Robert Morris Colonials, a game that was rescheduled because of the winter storm that struck Buffalo.
After a budding comeback in the final frame, the Golden Griffins fell to the Colonials by a score of 13-8, dropping their record to 0-4 on the young season.
Even with no spectators, the men’s lacrosse team looked to put on a show at the Demske Sports Complex for those watching online and those who even decided to watch from the parking lot. They stepped on the field for a 4:00 p.m. start, but the game did not commence as they had hoped.
The Colonials started strong, scoring four straight goals to take a commanding lead. Canisius rose to the challenge and netted three unanswered before letting up two more goals. The Griffins were able to land another goal in the half, setting the score at 6-4 in favor of the Colonials at the end of the first frame of action.
Robert Morris exploded in the third quarter, scoring five unanswered goals. Canisius was able to tally a goal before the Colonials would add one more, making the score 12-5 Robert Morris.
Canisius was able to score three goals in the fourth quarter to try and spark a comeback, but the effort was too late, as Robert Morris took the win by a score of 13-8.
Canisius was led in scoring by attackman Colin Kelley with four goals, his third hat trick of the season. Sophomore goaltender Tommy Kunz matched his season high for saves in a game with 16. This marks four straight double-digit save games for the goalkeeper.
The Golden Griffins will travel to Cleveland, Ohio on Sat. March 4th to play a 1 p.m. contest against the Cleveland State Vikings as both squads look to notch their first win of the season.