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Men's lacrosse uses late heroics to beat Sewanee

April 12, 2010 - Fontbonne University freshman goalie Chad Meurer made his 11th save of the game as time expired to help preserve the Griffins' men's lacrosse team victory this weekend 8-7 over Sewanee University. Fontbonne improved to 3-6 on the season.

In a back and forth game, Sewanee ended up with the last scoring opportunity but Meurer made a brillant save as time expired to secure the Griffins' victory. It was Meurer 11th save of the game and 4th of the fourth quarter.

Sewanee opened the game by taking a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the game. Fontbonne even the game at the 3:52 mark of the first quarter when senior Ray Medalla scored his team-leading 15th goal of the season. After Sewanee took the lead late in the first quarter, Fontbonne freshman Tucker Nichols tied the game at 2-2 at the 12:01 mark of the second quarter.

Sewanee scored three of the next four goals of the game to take a 5-3 lead into halftime. Fontbonne's lone goal during that stretch was scored by Medalla.

After halftime, Fontbonne's defense buckled down. After allowing 13 shots and three goals in the second quarter, the Griffins' defense only allowed three shots and one goal in the third quarter. Medalla scored two more goals in the third quarter as Fontbonne outscored Sewenee 4-1 in the third quarter. The Griffins scored three unanswered goals to finish the third quarter.

Sewanee however battled back to tie the game at 7-7 with 8:00 minutes to go in the game. Fontbonne had a response. Fontbonne's Medalla won the ensuing face-off and after a couple quick passes freshman Peter Travis found the back of the net to give Fontbonne an 8-7 lead. The Griffins scored just 8 seconds after Sewanee had tied the game.

From that point Meurer took over, making a couple critical saves down the stretch for the clinch the win.

For the game, Fontbonne outshot Sewanee 40-29. Medalla led the Griffins with four goals while Travis had a goal and three assists. Doug Udel, Brooks McGee and Tucker Nichols each had a goal.

Fontbonne returns to action Thursday night when they play at Christopher Newport University at 8:30 pm.