Brant’s Two Not Enough in Cardinal Loss

Brant’s Two Not Enough in Cardinal Loss

Brant's Two Not Enough in Cardinal Loss
CUA falls to Randolph-Macon 11-2


ASHLAND, Va. - The Catholic University men's lacrosse squad suffered its first defeat of the season Sunday afternoon in an 11-2 loss to the Randolph-Macon College Yellow Jackets (2-2).  Kyle Brant (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's) scored CUA's two goals of the game but the defense couldn't stop RMC's potent offense.  With the loss the Cards fall to 1-1 on the season.

After coming back in the second half in yesterday's contest against Emerson, the Cards came out slow allowing four first quarter goals from the Yellow Jackets while struggling to find the back of the net themselves.  Brant started the second quarter with a quick goal and the assist was credited to Mike Groh (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Bros) who had five helpers against the Lions on Saturday.  Unfortunately that would be all of CUA's scoring in the first half as the Cardinals went into the break down 6-1.

The second half mirrored the first for the Cards as they allowed a pair of third quarter goals by RMC and once again couldn't overtake the Yellow Jacket defense to score.  Randolph-Macon struck first to start the fourth but finally Brant answered with his second goal of the game at 11:21.  Unfortunately it wouldn't be enough as the Yellow Jackets scored two more making the final 11-2.

Despite struggling to find the back of the cage, the Cards managed 23 shots in the game while RMC had 41.  The Yellow Jacket's dominance came on possession as CUA won just three of 17 faceoffs.  In the net, Greg Kavazanjian (Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach) had 16 saves in 60 minutes but was given the loss.

The Cardinals will travel to Richard Stockton on Wednesday for a game at 3:30 p.m.