SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's lacrosse suffered its first defeat of the season, falling 17-7 to Berry College Sunday afternoon at Daffin Park. With the result, the Marlins move to 3-1 on the season while Berry improves to 1-4.
The Marlins got out to a hot start as Cole Maguire netted a goal just 3:18 into the game. Just under a minute later, Jason Thibeault would double the lead courtesy of a Joey Rayman pass. The Vikings answered back though, cashing in a pair of their own a little bit later. The two sides would each tally one more before the first periods end.
Tied 3-3 going into the second quarter, Virginia Wesleyan could not break through the Berry defense. On the otherside, the Vikings piled in three more, earning a 6-3 advantage at the halftime buzzer. Berry used that momentum to outscore the Marlins 5-1 in the third and the lead became too much for the Marlins to make up.
Dante Castillo turned in a solid performance with longpole, scooping up a team-high eight groundballs.
Men's lacrosse returns to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team opens up its conference action with an away match at Ferrum.