The Westminster men’s lacrosse team fought through strong winds and a feisty San Diego State squad to take an 11-6 win at Adventura Park on Sunday afternoon in an exhibition game.
With winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour during the first quarter, Westminster found itself trailing 3-2 after 15 minutes. The offense came alive in the second quarter as they outscored the Aztecs, 7-0, to led 9-3 at intermission. The Griffins would then ride that advantage into the second half to earn the victory.
“We bounced back pretty well after a sluggish start,” Westminster head coach Mason Goodhand said after the game. “The offense got rolling after a sloppy first quarter and then a scrappy SDSU squad ran out of gas.”
Westminster got four goals apiece from Josh Holland and Cole Flinders. Thomas Sarjeant added one goal and four assists to tie Holland – who also had one assist – for the team lead with five points. The Griffins also got goals from Bridger Fisher and Pace Cranney, while Fisher and Theo Davis each tallied one assist.
Philip Cannell got the start in cage and made four saves. Ian Sime came on in relief to make a pair of saves.
The Griffins are next in action on Tuesday when they face Arizona at 5 p.m., in Tucson, Arizona. The game can be heard on Lacrosse Talk Radio.