The FLC Men’s Lacrosse team didn’t drive for almost 24 hours to lose. Spring break is off to a great start for the Skyhawks after a 10-6 victory over the San Jose State University Spartans. This was the first game the Fort has played in picturesque weather this year, as clouds and sunshine energized the road-weary team. San Jose St. was 3-1 entering the game and is a Division 1 football school with over 30,000 students, competing in the division 2 Western Collegiate Lacrosse Conference. It was an exciting game, as most Fort Lax games are, and a clean game with less than 12 minutes in penalties by both teams. Fort Lax plays again on Tuesday at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA at 6:00pm.
Despite taking 10 shots in the first quarter, the Fort could manage only 1 goal in the 1st quarter, a spectacular cross-handed finish from Conor Henricks with only 2 seconds left. Great defense from both teams, and some sloppy ground ball work, kept the score tight…along with 4 impressive saves by FLC goalie Hayden Pike (12 saves total). When the teams stopped making costly turnovers, the pace picked up in the second quarter as attackmen Ian Bragdon and Max Segal each put in a goal. San Jose fought back to tie the score 3-3 at halftime thanks to some great outside shooting. In the 3rd quarter Conor Henricks took over the game by scoring 3 goals and assisting on one more to Bragdon as the Skyhawks led 7-4 going into the final quarter. Fort Lax would not relinquish the lead as the Fort won the momentum battle with timely goals from middies James Rott and Brooks Wilcox sealing the deal. Conor Henricks finished with 5 goals and 3 assists after adding one more of each in the 4th quarter.