The Virginia Wesleyan College Men’s Lacrosse team defeated Greensboro College at home on Feb. 25 by a score of 14-7. This was the Marlins’ first home game of the season. Last year the Marlins finished with a record of 10-7. Virginia Wesleyan College was picked fifth in the ODAC preseason polls for the year.
The Marlins and Greensboro were tied at the end of the first quarter. However, junior Joe Couture started the second quarter by scoring in just 38 seconds off an assist from Matt Baldwin. Virginia Wesleyan College scored the next six goals, making the score 10-4.
The Marlins were outscoring Greensboro by 3-1 in the fourth quarter with goals from senior Andre Brummitt and senior Eddie Desiderio. Couture came in strong helping the team with a man-down goal.
Senior, Andre Brummitt, who is an attack and midfielder, appeared in 14 games last year as a reserve.
“Going into the game today, I was just thinking that we need to come out strong and set the tone early,” Brummitt said. “We needed to get the win at home.”
Brummitt scored the first goal of the game in the first 36 seconds, showing Greensboro just what the Marlins were capable of.
“Scoring the first goal was huge for us to be able to set the tone early and get the momentum on our side,” Brummitt said.
The Marlins also have All-ODAC Third Team honorees Tyler Conn and Duncan Haight providing a spark for VWC. Last year, Haight finished with a second-high in the ODAC with 94 ground balls and third place in face-off percentage with .551. Couture will also be a huge asset to the team this year helping the Marlins in the midfield. Couture set a career best for goals in a game with three.
Virginia Wesleyan College will travel to Christopher Newport University on March 1 for a 7 p.m. start.
The Marlins last faced off against the Captains of CNU on March 23, 2016 at Birdsong Field. The Marlins lost the contest by a score of 16-9. Josh Currier led the Marlin effort with six goals.
CNU is 1-2 on the young season, while the Marlins will look to improve on their 1-1 record when they square off against the Captains.