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Men’s Lacrosse Loses Season Finale

By Maggie Tifft, Sports Reporter

The Griffs ended their 2024 season last Saturday after a 13–12 loss to the undefeated regular season MAAC champions, the Sacred Heart Pioneers.

Throughout the game, neither team was able to find more than a two-goal lead. At halftime, the score was knotted at five a piece. Even with the Griffs outsourcing the Pioneers 6-5 in the final frame, it wasn't enough to secure a win.

In spite of the loss, freshman Mason Wolford recorded a hat trick — his third of the season — while senior captain Jackson Webster and redshirt junior Mikey Howe both notched two goals each.

In what would be the final game of the season, Tommy Kunz recorded 12 saves and faceoff specialist Micah went 17-29 at the X, picking up 12 ground balls, a goal and an assist, which gave him MAAC faceoff player of the week honors.

While they would’ve needed help from other teams, a win would’ve momentarily kept playoff hopes alive. Ultimately, even if the Griffs defeated the Pioneers, they still would’ve been eliminated from the playoffs due to Mount St. Mary’s loss to Siena.

The final record of the 2024 season ended at 5–10, with a conference record of 3–6. This was an improvement from last year's 2-13 overall record and 1–8 conference record.

The amount of games with a score two or less apart also increased from five to eight, and opponents only scored 188 goals against the team, rather than the 206 allowed in the 2023 season.

After Saturday’s game, the season comes to an end, and the Griffs look to prepare for the following year, continuing to grow off the success they began to have as the season finished.

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