Sophomore midfielder Cody Triolo tries to beat Army midfielder A.J. Canara on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Banko Field. The Mountain Hawks lost 7-5. (Liz Cornell/B&W photo)

Lehigh men’s lacrosse snaps six-game skid with 16-5 win over Monmouth


The Lehigh men’s lacrosse team has had a year of problems and struggles in 2015, but its season isn’t quite over yet.

After losing six straight games, the team bounced back and beat Monmouth University 16-5 on Tuesday. The Mountain Hawks improve to an overall record of 3-7, but still remain at 1-4 in the Patriot League.

Senior attackman Dan Taylor took over the game on offense, finishing with five goals and two assists on 10 shots. Senior midfielder Kurt Kaunas added two goals and two assists and junior attackman Reid Weber had two goals and three assists.

In a game where the Mountain Hawks set a season-high for most goals scored, they got production from all across the roster. Nine players scored and half of the team’s goals were assisted. They also scored the first nine goals of the game, going into halftime leading 9-2.

“I was proud of the way they came out today,” head coach Kevin Cassese said in a post-game interview on ESPN3. “It’s been tough going for us for a few weeks now, we’ve on the short end quite a lot.”

The team has struggled most of the season with faceoffs, but they managed to win 13-of-25 in this game, much higher than the team’s 39 percent winning percentage going into the game.

The team will play its second of three straight road games on Saturday when it takes on College of the Holy Cross at 3 p.m.

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