By Matt Green
Hawks (1-2) vs. Alderson-Broaddus (0-2)
Saturday, March 2 • 3 pm • Ben Brady Field
ROME -- The Shorter men's lacrosse team takes to Ben Brady Field for the first time in 2013 tomorrow, Saturday, March 2, when the Hawks play host to Alderson-Broaddus College in a 3 pm face off.
The Hawks (1-2) hope to build on their first win of the season, a 14-9 victory on the road at Lees-McRae on Feb. 23. In the win over Lees-McRae, Shorter outscored Lees-McRae 6-1 in the final quarter to secure the win, which gave first year head coach Jason Childs his first win on the Shorter sidelines.
Kristiansen, who led Shorter in goals and points as a freshman last season, scored three goals and dished out three assists in his 2013 debut. Brinson anchored a young Shorter defense and helped the Hawks to their best defensive performance of the season, letting in a season-low nine goals.
Patrick Foy scored three times against Lees-McRae to push his season goal total to eight and give him a team-high 12 points through three games. Kyle VanKauwenberg netted a team-high four goals in the win and now has six on the year.
In goal, freshman J.R. Willers is finding his groove and put up his best performance of the season in the win over Lees-McRae. Willers stopped 12 shots and posted his best save percentage of the year (.571). On the season, Willers is stopping just north of 53 percent of shots faced.
Alderson-Broaddus is in its first year as a program and suffered losses to Wheeling Jesuit (20-4) and Young Harris (15-9) to open the 2013 campaign.
The Battlers (0-2) are paced offensively by attackman Jimmy McCleery's five goals while Eric Davis and Thomas Moffat have notched three goals apiece. Goalie Jordan Hayes has spent the most time between the pipes among a three-man goalkeeping rotation, making 28 saves and posting a 15.48 goals against average.