Sports | 2:08 pm | March 8, 2010 | By Alison Griswold

Lax tops Presbyterian

M. LACROSSE | The men’s lacrosse team improved to 3–0 with a win against Presbyterian College in Richmond, Va., on Sunday afternoon.

The Bulldogs (3–0, 0–0 Ivy) beat the Blue Hose (1–3) by a definitive 14–5 mark in the away game, a drastic shift from the narrow 13–12 win the Blue eked out against UMass two days earlier. Midfielder Matt Fuchs ’10 tallied three goals and an assist in the contest, while attacker Brian Douglass ’11 also posted a hat trick.

Yale led by a comfortable 5–0 margin after just the first quarter on Sunday and made it 8–2 by halftime. Midfielder Matt Miller ’12 and attacker Deron Dempster ’13 each scored a pair of goals in the game. Goalie Johnathan Falcone ’11 recorded the win with seven saves, and midfielder Max Rodman ’10 won 11 of 17 faceoffs.

What’s more, every healthy member of the Bulldog roster saw action against Presbyterian.

“Everyone on the team other than the injured players got the opportunity to get on the field and contribute,” Douglass said. “It is always great when the players who work so hard to make the team better during practice get playing time during the game.“

The Elis will compete next against Lehigh at 1 p.m. on Saturday — the final game before Ivy League play begins against Cornell on Mar. 20. The team will stay in Virginia to train for a few days before heading to Pennsylvania.

But even with a 3–0 starting record and Ancient Eight contests drawing nearer, Douglass said the team focus remains on the next game.

“It is always great to go 3-0 but at this point we have to put these last few games behind us and focus on Lehigh,” he said. “The next game is the most important thing to us right now, nothing else.”

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