Brien Lank, Contributing Writer
The University of Dallas men’s lacrosse team has made the decision to end its season early, forfeiting the last two games of the year.
Because of a small starting roster and multiple injuries incurred throughout the season, the team can no longer field enough players to compete. With only twelve players on the team’s roster, limited numbers plagued the Crusaders all year, and substitutions were few. Since lacrosse allows up to 10 players on the field, the injury-depleted Crusaders would have had to compete shorthanded after its most recent spate of injuries.
The Crusaders finished their season 1-6. Junior Tony Lemos led the team with fifteen goals and nineteen total points for the season. Freshman Matt Cyr scored seven goals and accrued 10 total points, and graduate student Andrew Kent totaled five goals and nine total points. Freshman goalie Ryan Murphy showed great skill with a total of 137 saves on the year, earning a 57% save percentage.
UD commends Andrew Kent, who played his final season this year, for his dedication to the men’s lacrosse program during the last three years.
The team looks forward to the 2014 season, with returning players building on what they have learned this year and the promise of new players joining the program.