Greensboro, N.C. - The Alma College men's lacrosse team had its comeback fall short on Friday (March 1) at Greensboro College (N.C.), as the Scots overcame a three-goal deficit, only to have the Pride score the game-winning goal with 1:39 to play in the game.
Sophomore Connor Alley (Powell, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) and junior Jared Nycz (Elma, N.Y./Iriquois) led Alma with three-point games, as Alley scored a goal and notched two assists while Nycz found the net twice and added a helper. Jenior Jake Ellens (Cadillac, Mich./Cadillac) and sophomore Trevor Bailey (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich./Sault Area) also contributed for the Scots with two goals each.
Junior Cameron Stelljes (Okemos, Mich./Okemos) made 10 saves in goal for Alma (0-3 overall).
Greensboro (4-3) was led by Kyle Dahlin, who led all scorers with three markers.
How It Happened
- After the Pride took a 2-0 lead to start the game, Trevor Bailey and Jake Ellens scored back-to-back goals just over three minutes apart to knot the score at 2-2 with 3:18 to play in the opening quarter. Greensboro responded with a pair of markers to lead, 4-2, at the first break.
- The Pride extended their lead to three goals in the second quarter on three occasions, while Jared Nycz was able to cut the deficit to 7-5 just before the half.
- In the third quarter, Bailey scored to pull the Scots within one before Greensboro answered 90 seconds later with a man-up goal to grab an 8-6 advantage with 10:11 left in the frame. Daniel Buchy scored 41 seconds after that to leave Alma down, 8-7, after 45 minutes.
- Jared Nycz tied the game at 8-8 with 10:36 to play before the Pride netted another man-up goal two minutes later. Ellens knotted the score again at 9-9 with 7:19 to play.
- The Scots got four shots off over the next five minutes, but Greensboro scored the game-winner with 1:39 to play after Joseph Stump grabbed a ground ball after a Conner Alley shot and raced towards the other end of the field for the score.
- Jared Nycz has scored a goal in each of his first three games.
- Daniel Buchy extended his goal-scoring streak to three games.
- Chase Hunyadi has posted an assist in his last three appearances and was held to just one point for the first time this season.
- Trevor Bailey has posted two or more goals in two of the Scots' three games this season. He has also registered two or more points in every contest this year.
The Scots will conclude their Spring Break trip on Sunday, March 3, with a trip to Virginia Wesleyan University. The opening face-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.