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Merrimack Men’s Lacrosse Edged Out by Boston University Terriers in Nailbiter

Shaun McAvoy ‘22

Associate Sports Editor

The Merrimack Men’s Lacrosse team was able to take the field for the first time since having their previous season cut short last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, they were not able to pick up their first win of the season, falling short to the Boston University Terriers, 15-12. 

Merrimack opened up the scoring on the game in the first quarter on a goal by Tommy Rooney, who would later go on to score three more goals. Their lead was short-lived, however, as the Terriers went on a run and closed out the first half 7-2. Merrimack didn’t sit back and give up, working their way back into the game, and tying the game at 7-7 in the third quarter before giving up four third quarters goals shortly after. 

After starting the fourth quarter down 11-7, the game seemed out of hand for the Warriors. Merrimack then went on to somehow tie the game up at 12-12, getting three of those five goals within a three and a half minute stretch. The excitement was short-lived again, as Boston University scored the decisive game-winning goal only seconds after Merrimack tied it up at 12. The Terriers added on to their lead by another two goals to close out the game. 

Though they lost this first game, it was promising to see how competitive of a game it was for the Warriors. They will be looking to get their first win this upcoming Saturday away playing the UMass Lowell River Hawks.